Your Crystal River rental is located in a city fondly called Florida's "Gem of the Nature Coast." Crystal River's beauty and natural springs attract thousands of visitors each year. The Crystal River itself is a place where kayaking, fishing and nature watching are popular activities. Although the area offers a nice respite from big city living, you can always discover other nearby cities of Citrus County. Citrus County has everything from natural forest to the elusive manatee. Once you stay in Crystal River vacation homes, you'll probably come back again.
Discover Homosassa Springs' wildlife and natural settings. This lovely city is south of Crystal Springs. Homosassa Springs has nice opportunities to swim with manatee and see other wildlife. There's a state park located within the city with an abundance of plants and animals. You may choose to begin your visit by taking a manatee tour, exploring the springs or horseback riding. Fishing, hiking and kayaking are other fantastic things to do in Homosassa Springs.
Homosassa Springs' sister village is located along the coast. This lovely place is also located near the Homosassa River. Many come to explore this river and the coast for canoeing, kayaking and other fun water sports. Anyone who isn't interested in water activities can visit the historical Yulee Sugar Mill Historic State Park. This park also has picnic facilities to use.
Inverness is located a few miles from Homosassa Springs. As the county's largest city, it has 10 beautiful parks and a 46-mile paved trail to explore. Fishing, boating and eco-tours are also available. Interpretive Nature Eco-Tours provides excellent trips to the lakes and forest areas. When you're not enjoying the great outdoors, have lunch or dinner in one of the comfortable restaurants. For a European dining experience, go to Van Der Valk on Windmill Drive. Van Der Valk is local favorite for its bistro menu. Learn about the history of Inverness at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.
Floral City gets its name from the wildflowers that grow there. This city is also known for the Spanish moss and a long road that leads to Inverness and other cities. This road has a stretch of large ancient oak trees. Once you arrive to Floral City, stop by the Heritage Hall Museum. This museum provides a look at the city's heritage and people. After checking out the galleries and exhibits, head over to the Country Store and shop for unique souvenirs. You'll find all types of toys, art and handmade items.
Hernando is about 30 minutes from Crystal River. Hernando features the Art Center of Citrus County. This center is the best place to see arts and culture in the county. The theater seats 200 guests and is located on 4 acres of land. Also on the grounds is the Art and Education Building. This building provides art classes and student demonstrations.
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