With a little over 700 natural springs in the state of Florida, it might be hard to decide which one to visit first.
But, what if we said we knew of one that had mermaids? Would that sway your vote? If you answered yes, read more inside of this post about Weeki Wachee Springs.
But that isn’t all. There’s kayaking, a manmade beach, waterslides and more.
Don’t miss out on this world-famous mermaid show that’s been delighting guests for nearly seven decades. Step inside the 400-seat underwater auditorium for a live performance of “The Little Mermaid” and several other musical numbers. Viewer discretion is advised, as some parts may seem scary to small viewers.
Each show depends on the weather. If there is lighting or the outside temperatures are too low, there’s a chance it could be canceled for the day.
Splash, swim, and snorkel right in the springs over at Buccaneer Bay. It’s a cute little beachy set up with white sand and a cool vibe. Inside of the water park, you can take turns riding down four different slides that promise to drop you directly into the freshwater.
Rent some kayaks and travel down the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River where you might discover several manatees along your way.
Or, take a boat tour with an experienced captain who can give you the rundown of the area, it’s history, and all of the wildlife along the way.
Weeki Wachee is open 365 days a year. However, during the summer months, you should either be there just as the park is opening or call before you plan to go, if it’s later on in the day. That’s because summer fills up quickly. And once the park has reached its capacity, they are unable to take anyone else for the day.
You won’t be able to purchase tickets online in advance. But you can text the keyword “Weeki” to 82149 to be alerted of any closures for the day.
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