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.
There is something very intriguing about lighthouses. With their towering shapes, rich history, and unique stories of dedicated light keepers trudging up steep, winding steps to keep the light burning to protect/warn ships, lighthouses are aesthetically pleasing and serve a great purpose.
In honor of National Lighthouse Day, we took a trip back to the 144-year-old St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. We also have shared a list of Florida's Historic Lighthouses.
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