Located about an hour and a half north of Tampa, Crystal River is a great location for an outdoor day trip that you can take with your family. With everyone in Florida still doing their best to social distance, day trips—especially ones that involve outdoor activities are going to be the way to go this summer.
Here are a few things you and your family can do while visiting Crystal River:
Swim with the Manatees
Crystal River is known for being one of just a few places in Florida that native manatees flock to each year during the cooler months. The town of Crystal River and its surrounding waters are dotted with natural springs that remain around 72 degrees year-round, drawing in the manatees that can't survive in colder water.