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Day trip from WDW?

Discussion in 'Other Florida Parks and Attractions' started by lisaw, Feb 16, 2013.

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    Any ideas for a day out from Disney? Would be happy to drive a couple of hours, was thinking of a nice town, maybe with a couple of smaller attractions like boat trips etc. We don't do beaches to sit on but like coastal/lake/riverside places.
    I have looked at St Augustine and Mt Dora which are both contenders but just wondered if I am missing somewhere good? :unsure:

    Thank you :)
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    Highly recommend St Augustine. Beautiful pllace. :)
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    St Augustine by a mile more stuff to see more stuff to do and you are right by beautiful beaches also
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    Mount Dora was one of the towns that we used to visit whenever we went to Orlando and we really enjoyed having dinner at a lakeside restaurant called "Pisces Rising" and a stroll around the various quaint shops nearby.
    Sadly, the last time we were there [around 3 years ago], many of the shops had [or were to] close and the place somehow didn`t feel the same as it used to be.
    As I say, this was a while back so things may have changed by now.

    How about a trip to KSC if you are into that sort of thing?
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    Can highly recommend St. Augustine - a great day out, but actually really needs a few more to fit everything in. Take the trolley tour, buy tickets online to save money and they are valid for a full 3 days. It will take you round to all kinds of historical places, along with the St. Sebastian Winery and Whetstone Chocolate factory. You can take a free wine tasting tour at the Winery, a chocolate tour is around $8, cheaper if you buy at the trolley headquarters. It will also take you to the beach, but you have to change trolleys at a specific stop. Lots of little quirky shops, lots to see and do.
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    The ghost tours are awesome in st Augustine
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    I genuinely screamed out loud - twice :shocked025:
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    ST AUGUSTINE IS FANTASTIC CITY went there 3 years ago on a day trip enjoyed it so much that the last 2 years have spent 4 days at the begining of my trip
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    Thank you, I think it's decided then! :lol:
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    So where do you think you'll go then :wink: ummm St Augustine :lol:
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    If you go to ST AUGUSTINE you can park at the old jail and take the hop on and off trolley service or there is the car park at the information centre and i bet you will want to spend a few days the next time

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