Starting in the late 19th century, people traveled to Florida to ride glass bottom boats, watch mermaids, and interact with the out-of-the-ordinary, exotic environment. Many of these attractions are still thriving and offer a memorable experience for all.
With water temperatures averaging 70-72 degrees, visiting a Florida spring is an ideal way to obtain fast relief from the sizzling heat. These are 10 springs that have earned our Authentic Florida seal of approval.
Welcome to Authentic Florida, devoted to the simple pleasures of Florida living with a splash of kitsch. We are passionate about "real" Florida and the endless variety of fun things to do – whether traveling, cooking, exploring or dining out. Each destination is personally experienced and every recipe tested - ensuring an "authentic" journey for you.