Down a Lazy River
It’s a little like Deliverance, but instead of hearing dueling banjos you’ll hear "Old Town Road" blasting from someone’s Bluetooth speakers.
Take a day off, head north and float down a lazy river in a low-tech inner tube.
In 1970, the state of Florida turned what would have been a polluted phosphate mine into the crown jewel of Florida’s springs.
It's an ideal spring to bring the kiddos, with three huge slides that shoot swimmers into the clear water of Buccaneer Bay.
And you'll share the water with a lot of critters.
One hour north of Tampa, Crystal River is the world’s largest winter refuge for Florida manatees - and also where you can visit the “crown jewel” of all - Three Sisters Springs, a place to see and swim with manatees.