It’s starting to heat up out there! Do you have somewhere to cool off this weekend? You might want to consider getting out of Orlando for some weekend fun! You can pack up the family and experience the beautiful wildlife Florida has to offer. Getting out of the house and breathing fresh air is a necessity. The team at our Orlando Automotive family of dealerships has come up with a list of some of the best springs close to Orlando for you to enjoy the weekend at. Find which one you’ll be having fun at below!
Just a short drive from Orlando is the whimsical Wekiwa Springs State Park. With thirteen miles of trails you can rediscover Florida’s true beauty. This state park has plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained!
The main spring is a great place to kick back and relax. Enjoy a nice picnic on the plush grass before you dive into the natural spring water to cool off. Wekiwa Spring State Park is one of the more secluded springs and one of Central Florida’s hidden gems. If you‘re in the mood for a quiet weekend away from crowds, this is the spring to visit!
- Some of the activities available include:
- Bicycling and hiking the trails
- Swimming and snorkeling in the spring
- Fishing and bird watching
- Horse and equestrian trail
- Canoeing and kayaking the river ways
- Playground and educational visitor center
On the other side of Wekiwa Springs is Rock Springs Run State Reserve. Like Wekiwa, this is a great way to get out of Orlando and close to nature. Many people flock to Rock Springs because of the tubing experience. Rent a tube for very little, and enjoy a relaxing float around the springs. This clear fresh water spring is a great way to cool off during the summer.
Rock Springs has shallow areas perfect for the little beginner swimmers. It also features a great playground for the kids who prefer not to get in the water. Another great feature is the many pavilions located around the park, so you don’t have to find a spot on the ground under a tree. You’re welcome to spend the whole weekend there in the cabins or a good old-fashioned tent if you fall in love!
Not to be forgotten is the always entertaining Wekiva Falls Park! Bring your RV to “The Falls” located between Daytona and Orlando to have some family fun. Sometimes children don’t appreciate nature as much as you so this is the perfect park to visit. Wekiva falls does a great job of combining water park fun with Florida’s wildlife. Let the kids have fun on the two water slides right in the middle of the natural warm sulfur springs while listening to the DJ this weekend. If you’re up for a little exploring take a trip down the Wekiva River in one of the mulit-person canoes or single person kayaks!
Enjoy your weekend out of Orlando at one of Florida’s best springs! Have a great weekend and as always the Orlando Automotive Family dealerships want you to remember to drive safe!