The sunshine state, Florida has many reasons to entice you to visit and not just the beautiful weather. It’s a veritable playground of beaches and theme parks with a surprising dose of museums, culture and art too. However, when you tire of Mickey Mouse and yearn for nature, Florida delivers some stunning swimming holes along with the perfect climate for you to enjoy them. Have a read through our top picks of almost tropical locales for you to dip your toes into while taking a break from the tourist trail.
Here are the best swimming holes in Florida:
1. Wakulla Springs, Tallahassee, FL.
Located near Tallahassee, Wakulla Springs takes the title of being the world’s largest and deepest fresh water spring. The 69-degree water is refreshing in the summer’s heat and certainly doable when it’s cooler too. Generation after generation have enjoyed this summer playground, and it’s easy to see why. There are plenty of facilities including picnic areas, showers, restrooms, large grassy areas to laze by the water and shade provided by cypress trees. There’s a 22ft high dive and observation tower from which you can plunge into the depths below. The park opens every day but will close when thunderstorms threaten so do check the weather.