We took the kids to Ponce Inlet Lighthouse today. It is about 1.5 hours from Orlando. This is Florida's tallest lighthouse, located just south of Daytona Beach. (They were more amused by the neighboring playground, hehe! So we didn't pay the admission to climb up to the top).
We also stoped by the Marine Science Center for "Turtle Day". This is where they rehabilitate turtles and seabirds.
I love that you can drive and park on the beach ($5 fee) in Volusia County! It makes it so much easier to unpack everything with the kids.