Florida is blessed with more than 700 springs, the largest collection on earth. From deep within the underground aquifer eight billion gallons of water flow from Florida’s springs each day at a constant, 72-degrees.
So when you're looking for ways to cool down this summer, we suggest visiting one of our 15 favorite freshwater Florida Springs ... especially if you can visit on a weekday when they typically aren't as crowded.
July 22nd is National Mango Day and Summer is when Florida mangos are ripening. Authentic Florida took a “Mango Mania” tasting trip south of Miami with pit-stops at a mango nursery, a tropical fruit and spice park, a world-famous fruit stand and more.
Read all about our adventures and some interesting facts surrounding this delicious fruit.
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