Take a dip in paradise. Weeki Wachee Springs in northern Florida boasts some of the clearest blue water in the sunshine state. Just an hour's drive from the bustle of the city, Weeki Wachee Springs near Tampa is the perfect road trip destination. 

The natural spring's turquoise waters stay a refreshing 72 degrees year-round, so you can enjoy a relaxing dip this fall and winter. These tepid waters bubble up from the deep caverns below the spring, according to Stateparks.com. 

If you're looking for adventure, Weeki Wachee Springs also offers snorkeling, kayaking, tubing, paddle boarding, and diving in its sparkling waters. In fact, Weeki Wachee has the "deepest freshwater cave system" in the nation, according to Florida State Parks. 

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park also hosts daily live mermaid shows. You can watch these "real-life" mermaids perform whimsical underwater shows from a "submerged" auditorium, according to Florida State Parks. The crystal-clear waters are the perfect setting for these magical performances.

If you're in Tampa, you definitely need to take a road trip to visit Weeki Wachee Springs this fall; relax in beautiful 72-degree waters in Sunshine State paradise.

For more on crystal-clear springs in Florida, check out these articles on a clear blue spring just 2.5 hours from Orlando and a road trip bucket list for beautiful Florida springs

Weeki Wachee Springs

Price: $13

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Address: 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

Why You Need To Go: Weeki Wachee Springs is a little slice of heaven just an hour outside Tampa. Step into its clear blue waters for the perfect getaway from the city, and a relaxing escape from everyday life. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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