Summer Road Trip Adventures with Your 2017 Honda Odyssey

May 2nd, 2017 by

Spring is in the air, and soon the summer months will be upon us. Is there a more perfect time to start planning a summer road trip for the family? Summer vacations create some of the best family memories that will eventually fill scrapbooks, photo albums, and phone backgrounds. And the 2017 Honda Odyssey was designed for adventures just like those in our dreams thanks to its spacious cabin and features.



Read onward to find some of our favorite Odyssey-friendly road trip destinations to take your family to this summer. 

Daytona International Speedway

Who doesn’t love watching high-speed racing, complete with nail-biting thrills and thousands of screaming fans? It’s one thing to watch a race or two on TV while sitting on the couch, but it’s a whole other experience when you’re there in the crowd, experiencing all that uncontainable energy and excitement overflowing into the raceway. It doesn’t get much better than cheering on your favorite drivers as the engines roar and ring in your ears.

So head over to Daytona International Speedway to get your NASCAR fix.

Orlando Theme Parks

Even if you have to drive a while to get there, Orlando is well worth the trip. It’s a city that provides far more entertainment than you can see in a day or even two. Disney World, Universal, and Sea World await you in this great city, promising countless exciting adventures for kids and parents alike.



Put in a DVD of your kid’s favorite Disney movie as you embark on your journey to Florida’s theme park capital. In the new 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring, your kids can watch their favorites play out on the 16.2-inch screen. The screen is so large that even kids in the third row won’t have to crane their necks to see it! Whether you love Splash Mountain or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there’s plenty of adventure to make your road trip truly spectacular.

St. Petersburg Beaches

If you want something a little more relaxing and less touristy, drive the family to St. Petersburg’s Fort De Soto Park, which was named the best family beach in America. Once you arrive, you and your family can enjoy all kinds of water activities. Go for a swim, explore beneath the water during a snorkeling experience, or enjoy a calming ride in a kayak. If you travel over to St. Pete Beach you can amp up the adventure and go jet skiing and parasailing, too.



If your idea of a fun summer experience includes sand, sunblock, and the ocean spray, then this is the perfect road trip destination for you. Best yet, when you take this trip with your Honda Odyssey, the onboard Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System will be your traveling companion, offering step-by-step directions to those alluring white, sandy beaches.

Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens

Is your family a group of adventurous rebels? Then head to Busch Gardens for an extreme roller coaster escapade you won’t soon forget. Expect thrills, excitement, and plenty of screams (good ones, of course) as you experience the new Cobra’s Curse roller coaster. This one-of-a-kind spin coaster will take your breath away, and bring you face to face with an 80-foot snake. Busch Gardens has other appealing activities as well, including unforgettable animal encounters like the Serengeti Safari, which comes with an open-air tour that transports you into another world entirely.

Afterward, take the family and head to the festive Riverwalk in downtown Tampa for even more exciting nightly activities. Driving the Odyssey makes navigating even the most crowded areas easy with Honda’s Lane Watch and Blind Spot Warning systems, which give you peace of mind in those tightly spaced and unknown streets.

Test Drive the New Honda Odyssey Minivan in Gainesville

Wherever you and your family decide to go, you’ll want to make sure you travel the roads in the most accommodating and comfortable vehicle—it can make all the difference when you start getting bombarded with the “are we there yet” questions.

And we’ve got just the set of wheels for sale and lease at our Honda dealership near Lake City, FL! In the 2017 Odyssey minivan, your kids will have plenty of room and entertainment. It’s got plenty of toys for you, too, including an amazing eight-inch touch-screen that features Bluetooth streaming audio with voice-activated technology. Plus, it has plenty of cup holders so everyone can sip their favorite smoothie between rest stops.

Browse our selection of minivans for sale in Gainesville before heading on your summer trip. When you’re ready to take one for a spin around Ocala or Palatka, contact Honda of Gainesville at (352) 261-5545 to schedule a test drive. And don’t forget to ask us about any available specials or Honda incentives on any of our new Honda models or pre-owned vehicles!