Florida may be home to places like big tourist attractions like Miami and Orlando, but have you heard of Crystal River, Florida? Crystal River is a great place to visit for all nature lovers—it’s located along Florida’s “Nature Coast” and is home to Three Sisters Springs.
Three Sisters Springs is a wildlife refuge park where visitors can access both land and water fun. Have an adventure while hiking through their scenic trail on 57 acres. Or, have a swim, snorkel or paddle through their crystal-clear waters.
Take pictures of many species of birds, reptiles, and amphibians in this area, and in the winter, observe manatees from the boardwalk (and even swim with them!). Learn more about the history and wildlife with guided tours.
Crystal River is also home to the Crystal River Preserve State Park—a beautiful spot for a peaceful day of freshwater and saltwater fishing. The park features largely untouched forests and wildlife viewing that will make the perfect landscape for any photographer. Also enjoy biking, boat tours, kayaking, and picnicking with the whole family.
Only a couple hours away from Disney and a few hours away from South Beach, this hidden gem is still close enough to the busy, big city action if you want to experience it all.