Some of the most charming towns in Florida are the little ones that have popped up along the riverfront. Fabulous views and wonderful communities make these ideal places for a springtime visit. Here are 10 river towns you should check out as soon as possible:
1. Fernandina Beach
If you've been to Fernandina Beach, you might have visited restaurants, shops, historic landmarks, and beaches. Next time, be sure to check out a river cruise on the Amelia River or take the ferry to Cumberland Island, famous for its beautiful wild horses.
Melbourne is beloved for its beaches, historic downtown, shops and restaurants. Sunset cruises on the Indian River Lagoon offer unbeatable scenic views.
This tiny town of around 2,400 people calls itself "The Kingdom of Opportunity." Located near the Apalachicola River, Blountstown is the county seat of Calhoun County. If you visit, don't miss the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, where pioneer history comes to life.
This charming town on the St. Johns River, founded in 1876, has been nicknamed the Athens of Florida. Here you'll find historic landmarks like Florida's oldest college and its first luxury home.
5. Green Cove Springs
A historic city in Clay County, Green Cove Springs is home to the "Original Fountain of Youth," springs that drew visitors since the 1800s.
This fishing village in Northwest Florida sits on the Apalachicola River. With its high bluffs and dense forest, the scenery along the Apalachicola River almost doesn't look like Florida at all, but it sure is lovely.
This tiny town in North Central Florida is home to some of our most beautiful scenery. Every Floridian should make a point to visit Rainbow Springs State Park at least once.
Mayport is a historic little community near Jacksonville. Locals know this is where you get the best fresh shrimp or catch the ferry to Fort George Island.
Located 20 miles from Orlando, but this small city has plenty of attractions of its own. Check out the Central Florida Zoo, the Riverwalk Trail, or just stroll through the historic downtown full of shops, galleries, and restaurants.
This small town sits on the Apalachicola River, right on the Georgia/Florida border. Three Rivers State Park offers hiking, biking, fishing, and camping opportunities in a lovely and laid-back natural setting.
How many of these places have you visited? What are your favorite river towns in Florida?