How to Swim With Manatees in Florida

swimming with manatees in crystal river florida

Swimming with manatees with my family is an experience that I will never forget. During our trip to Crystal River, Florida we had a family excursion to the springs to swim with the manatees in the area. This is a trip my girls still talk about till this day. However, there are a few things you should know when swimming with manatees especially with kids. There are several laws in place to help protect the manatees as well as to protect you and the environment that the manatees thrive in. There is also gear that you should know about to help make the experience easier. 

Staying at the Plantation on Crystal River in Florida

Front of Plantation on Crystal River resort

Plantation on Crystal River is one of the top resorts to stay at in Crystal River, Florida. It is a part of the Ascend Hotel Collection and features amenities such as a pool, bar, restaurant, spa, and more. We recently stayed here during our family trip and absolutely loved our visit. However, here are my tips on how to make the most of your stay at Plantation on Crystal River. 

Staying at The Tahitian Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida

Room at the Tahitian Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida

The Tahitian Beach Resort is such a fun place to stay at right by the beach. Located in Treasure Island Florida, this beachfront resort provides their guests with a wide range of amenities and spacious rooms. Guests can also enjoy restaurants, bars, shops, spa, and other things to do nearby all at a walking distance.

Ultimate Guide to Crystal River, Florida: An Adventurous Family Trip

A family snorkeling at Crystal River at Three Sisters Springs and King Bays swimming with manatees.

Want to visit the Manatee Capital of the World? Crystal River is the best place in Florida to go swimming with manatees and go scalloping at. This beautiful Florida destination is the perfect family getaway. Find delicious seafood, view gorgeous sunsets, and get an underwater view of the springs with this detailed Crystal River, Florida travel guide and three day itinerary. 

Ultimate Guide to Silver Springs State Park

Glass bottom boats at Silver Springs. These tours are very popular for visitors of the state park.

Silver Springs State Park is one of the top 10 Florida state parks to visit. Located in Marion County in the city of Ocala, Florida, you can find this gem. Surrounded by crystal clear waters from Silver Springs and Silver River, you are sure to have stunning landscape, monkey interactions, and even water activities for the entire family to enjoy. 

This state park has become a nature adventure point in Central Florida while also attracting tourists from across the world to experience the serene landscape of Silver Springs. You are also sure to find fun paddling adventures, historic museums, tours on their world famous glass bottom boats and much more.

Ultimate Guide to Treasure Island, Florida – A Couple’s Weekend Getaway

Sunset at Treasure Island beach.

Treasure Island is filled with many things to do. It is a perfect couples getaway that is located close to the Tampa Bay and St. Pete area in Central Florida. This little beach vacation destination is such a relaxing spot to unwind, be romantic, and enjoy some local food and drinks. This is probably one of the nicest islands in Florida to visit in this side of the state. In this travel guide you will learn how to plan a beautiful romantic getaway to Treasure Island Florida. 

Anna Maria Island: An Ultimate Travel Guide To Old Florida Beach Town

sunset at cortez beach in anna maria island bradenton beach florida

Anna Maria is a beautiful Florida destination located on the west central coast of the state. Our family has been here multiple times already and will continue to come back to the beautiful white Sandy beaches and island vibes. Anna Maria is a family friendly vacation spot as well as a perfect weekend getaway. It has a lot to offer as well as the surrounding areas.

Visiting Fort De Soto Park In St. Petersburg, Florida

seashell at the beach waves fort de soto st pete florida

One of the first places my husband and I went to was the beach. We both love being by the water so when we planned our first trip as a couple to Florida we knew we had to take advantage of being that close to the water. During the time we were there us and […]

Guide to Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Summer breaks are for sun, beach, vacation, and visiting Mickey and Minnie at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. In June we decided to make a trip to Florida to visit family and in at a spark of the moment we decided to go to Disney. This would be Isa’s very first time visiting Disney so we couldn’t […]