uhaulcarshare Road Trip: St. Petersburg

UhaulCarShareWhere would you go if you had three days and unlimited use of a car and FREE gas? Using uhaulcarshare is easy and convenient. If you’re hoping to take a road trip, uhaulcarshare can get you there!

With an average of 361 days of sunshine each year, there’s no real reason to leave Saint Petersburg, FL. Should the travel bug bite you, however, there are many destinations nearby to satisfy the itch. But what if you don’t own your own vehicle? Don’t let a pesky little roadblock like that stop you from getting where you need to go. uhaulcarshare is the perfect way to get away for a day or two or…three! Located at Eckerd College, uhaulcarshare has four vehicles available to reserve for up to three days. Each reservation includes gas, insurance and 180 miles per day.

Road Tripping

Here are three awesome cities you can road trip to!


Reserve your uhaulcarshare and head twenty-five miles northeast to Tampa! There are plenty of things to do and see.

Thrill-seekers and animal lovers will enjoy Busch Gardens; an amusement park with thrill rides, restaurants, entertainment, and animal attractions. They even have safaris and guided tours!

If you prefer to stay cool in the Florida sun, spend a refreshing day at Adventure Island (Busch Garden’s sister park). This water park offers six water slides, 4 pools, and a kid zone.

Big Cat Rescue is a must-do for all cat lovers! Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest sanctuaries in the world, dedicated to the rescue and care of large felines.


Head an hour south and you’ll arrive in Sarasota, the former winter home of the Ringling Brothers Circus (there’s a museum, of course!).

There is no shortage of hot sun and white sand in Sarasota. Shop, dine and play on Lido Key Beach or take a nap on Siesta Key; America’s favorite beach.

Families can enjoy a fun-filled day at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, home to over 200 native and exotic animals. Here you can take in many shows and encounters or feed animals. If you prefer aquatic life, keep cool at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, where you’ll discover sharks, stingrays, sea otters and more! Dine al fresco at Deep Sea Diner, a retro 50s diner.


Make the most out of your uhaulcarshare road trip and visit Orlando, the entertainment capital of Central Florida, 108 miles northeast of St. Petersburg! You definitely won’t be bored for long in the City Beautiful, with a handful worth of theme parks.

Walt Disney World offers four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), two water parks (Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach), dozens of resorts and Disney Springs, outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment district.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade and five hotels.

At Discovery Cove, you can partake in several unique experiences, including Dolphin Lagoon, a 30-minute interactive swim with bottlenose dolphins. You can watch birds soar overhead in Explorer’s Aviary or wade in the waters of Freshwater Oasis while watching otters play.

For more aquatic adventures, visit SeaWorld Orlando. There are shows, exhibits and animal interactions, as well as family-friendly and thrill rides. You won’t want to miss Journey to Atlantis, a water thrill ride that takes you into the mythical aquatic city.

Where would you go on a three-day road trip? Let us know in the comments below and reserve today at www.uhaulcarshare.com