Florida February 25, 2017
The Fascinating Town In Florida That Is Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale
When you think about magical places in Florida, the first thing that comes to mind might be the Magic Kingdom. While it’s certainly a special place, this magical town was delighting visitors long before Disney World.
Although it's one of the smallest towns in the country, with a population of only 12 people, Weeki Wachee is a very special place.
It's home to Weeki Wachee Springs (and the state park of the same name), and of course, it's " The Only City of Live Mermaids," in Florida or anywhere else.
There are so many magical places in Florida, from lush gardens to pristine beaches. Perhaps the most beautiful scenery, however, can be found around our crystal-clear springs.
The water is so clear, boats seem to be floating on air, and you can see all of the creatures that make the springs their home.
The ethereal springs naturally make everything look magical, which makes them the perfect setting for a fantasy attraction like the City of Mermaids.
This park is a dream come true for kids who love fairy tales. The mermaids even hang out on dry land sometimes to meet their fans.
There's a waterpark on site, too, called Buccaneer Bay. Here, kids can swim and play in the beautiful springs and pretend they have their own fishtail.
You can also experience this enchanting scenery by paddling the Weeki Wachee River.
Though this tiny town doesn't have a ton of dining options, stop at BeckyJack's Seafood Shack for some great grub.
If you you want to add a few more stops to your trip, nearby Spring Hill is home a couple of magical attractions. The exotic animals at the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary are mesmerizing in their own right.
Or take a relaxing stroll through Spring Hill's Nature Coast Gardens, which is free (though donations are appreciated), and open from dawn till dusk, 7 days a week.
Every Floridian should add our City of Mermaids to their bucket list. What’s your favorite place in Florida for a magical adventure?