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Log Cabin Farm Winery

If enjoying wine in a rocking chair on the front porch of a cozy log cabin this winter sounds magical to you, this winery is definitely the day trip for you. Log Cabin Farm Winery is a 10-acre winery located in Putnam county just miles from the historic St. Johns River. Specializing in Florida fine Muscadine wines, they mechanically harvest and produce wine for your tasting and pleasure. This family owned and operated winery was established over 50 years ago.

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Georgia Sea Turtle Center

After leaving, you may find yourself quoting Jonathan the zombie with, “I like turtles.” Warm your hearts this winter by experiencing the nurturing bond between human and sea turtle. While The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a hospital, it is open to the general public. Sea turtle patients are viewable for guests at the Exhibit Gallery and Rehabilitation Pavilion as an interactive learning experience. The center was created and is operated by the Jekyll Island Authority. At the Sea Turtle Center, they are dedicated to rehabilitating injured sea turtles. Both indoor and outdoor educational programs are available year-round for guests of all ages.

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Cumberland Island

Crawl out from under your blankets this winter and visit Georgia’s largest barrier island. Cumberland Island is full of wildlife and history. One of the main attractions to the Island are the majestic, free-roaming horses. If you’re the adventurous kind, there are plenty of activities: swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, etc. A scenic and peaceful day is possible with just a day trip to Cumberland Island.

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The Ice Factory

For those of you longing for a real winter, ice skating may be just the fix you need. We may never have frozen lakes in Florida, but we do have ice-skating rinks. Lace up your skates at The Ice Factory in Orlando and enjoy the unfamiliar sensation of gliding across frozen water. If you want to stay local, you could also try the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex.

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Weeki Wachee Mermaid

While you may not want to actually be underwater this winter, the Weeki Wachee Mermaids offer you a glimpse into the deep sea. The 400-seat submerged theatre is an exiting experience for all ages. The 538-acre park offers more than mermaids, so head to Weeki Wachee Springs, located in Spring Hill, for a magical day trip.