Day Trips: Short Drives to Fun Excursions

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Day excursions are not only for the tourists that flock to our area year round.  Tourists, snow birds and locals, alike, can take advantage of all that Palm Beach County and the surrounding area has to offer.  Are you entertaining family and friends from out of town?  Or, are you just looking to get out of the house and try something new and different?  Whether you go with a professional tour company, or you set out on your own to see the sights, there is something for everyone, even if you’re looking for something other than sea and sand!

Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour

This three hour day trip is for the foodie in you!  Don your comfortable walking shoes and set out on a 1.25 mile walk through West Palm Beach.  This tour includes 12 scrumptious and hearty samples from six locally acclaimed restaurants.  Served alongside the yummy appetizers is a little West Palm Beach history, culture, architecture, and beautiful scenery.  For more information and ticket prices, go to

Miami, Florida

About an hour south of Palm Beach County, Miami is a must see for your out-of-town guests.  Miami is, to say the least, a sight to see.  For the young at heart, South Beach has it all.  And, for a walk down memory lane, the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive is captivating and interesting.  The Design District offers architecture, fashion, and art.  And for a flavor of Cuba, Little Havana is the place to be.  From South American Cuisine to serenity and seclusion at Key Biscayne, Miami has it all.  You’ll need to plan more than one day trip to the area to see everything!

Everglades Adventures

Two hours is all the time it will take you to find yourself in a different world.  Exploring Everglades National Park is a breeze.  Rent a kayak or a canoe and explore at your leisure or join a guided tour for the day.  See for more detailed information and to plan your excursion.

St. Lucie, Florida – The Historic District

Definitely worth the hour long drive, St. Lucie Village is the place to visit whether you are a history buff or not.  Here, you will find 16 sites which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  For directions and more information regarding these historic landmarks, visit


Lake Okeechobee

Located in Clewiston, “America’s Sweetest Town,” Lake Okeechobee has a wide range of activities.  Fishing and boating are just the beginning of what this lake has to offer.  Not interested in being out on the water? The Sugarland Express tour offers tourists a chance to visit a local farm and mill.  But if you want to explore the lake, you can take advantage of a three hour cruise which explains the history and natural heritage of Lake Okeechobee.  For more information, visit

There is so much to do in the grand state of Florida!  We hope you will take some time to explore some of these day trips for yourself.  And, as always, we are here for your real estate needs.  Just contact the Scherer Team at 888-300-4431.


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