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Road Trip Destinations for Southwest Florida Residents

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Are you looking to take a road trip this summer, but not sure where? Whether you prefer to stay close to home or are looking to go out-of-state, our road trip destinations for Southwest Florida residents will give you some ideas for your perfect getaway.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston South Carolina

Photo by Rennett Stowe / CC BY 2.0

Take a long road trip in your new Lincoln Navigator to the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern portion of South Carolina, Charleston. Full of rich history and attractions this city has plenty to offer.

While you’re visiting Charleston, be sure to visit the Fort Sumter National Monument, the site of where the first shots Civil War were fired. This museum shares the history of the events leading up to the 1861 battle and where some of the most famous figures have fought.

Another attraction worth seeing is the South Carolina Aquarium. Great especially for those traveling with small children, the aquarium includes stingrays, turtles, otters, jellyfish and more! Daily shows and interactive programs are available.

According to NBC Daytime Television, the Boone Hall Plantation is a must see! Reflecting on Southern heritage the Boone Hall Plantation, has been around more than 300 hundred years and has been named has “America’s Most Photographed Plantation.” Don’t forget your camera if you travel to the impeccable preserved plantation and garden.

Savannah, Georgia

River Street Savannah

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On your journey home from Charleston, South Carolina, consider stopping in Savannah, Georgia, the oldest city in the state. Similar to Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah also contains many historic buildings and architecture.

Get to know the city by taking a trolley tour through Old Town Savannah. With over 100 points of interest and 15 stops, this is one tour you don’t want to miss!

After the Old Town Savannah Trolley Tour, take a stroll through River Street where you will find many century old buildings, antique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more.

If you’re interested in Lighthouses, perhaps a visit to Tybee Island, just outside of Savannah should make its way onto your itinerary. Built in 1732, the Tybee Island Lighthouse Station has been guiding mariners into the Savannah River safely for over 270 years.

Orlando, Florida 

Orlando Skyline

Photo by Bill Dickinson / CC BY 3.0

For Southwest Florida residents looking to get away without putting hundreds of miles on their new Lincoln MKT, Orlando is a great place for families with kids, or for those kids at heart.

A three-hour drive from Tampa, Orlando is full of adventure and exciting attractions, including Walt Disney World, Sea World, Islands of Adventure and much more.

Besides the Walt Disney Word attractions, Orlando has plentiful museums and parks worth checking out.

Visit the Mennello Museum of American Art, located just north of Orlando. This museum of American art contains permanent collection of paintings by artist Earl Cunningham, as well as exhibits of Native American art and artifacts, prehistoric Southwest pottery and much more.

Orlando makes a perfect weekend getaway for any Southwest Florida resident!

Before you take your road trip this summer, be sure your new Lincoln or used car is ready to hit the road! Have your car inspected and serviced at Parks Lincoln of Tampa. To schedule your next service appointment, visit us online or call 888-467-4907.

From all of us at Parks Lincoln of Tampa, safe travels wherever the road may take you!





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