The springs that dot rural Crystal County on the Gulf Coast north of Tampa turn into a veritable manatee rave in winters, when 500 to 1,000 of them congregate in the natural warm water refuge. But it’s also worth the trip in summer, where Three Sisters and King Spring look like something out of a cerulean dream.
We won't tell you how to do the best natural springs near Miami. Maybe you're planning a family adventure with the kiddos complete with swimmies, amazing hikes and a full itinerary. Or perhaps your only plan is to spend the day floating on your back, searching for cloud animals while enjoying the benefits of your medicinal marijuana card. Whatever this particular excursion has in store, we know Florida’s 700 freshwater springs are a fine place to cool off on a hot day, considering many of them stay a chilly 72 degrees year-round. Some on this list might require a good day’s drive or a quick flight from Miami, but the crystal-clear water, the manatees, and a good White Claw buzz on an inflatable swan make it all worthwhile.
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