If you’re looking for a unique beach destination in the United States, Crystal River, Florida should be at the top of your list. Not only does it have beautiful beaches, but it is also the only place in North America where you can legally swim with manatees! From stunning natural springs and delicious food to beautiful beaches and wildlife encounters, Crystal River is a great family-friendly destination with so many fun things to do and experience. Here are eight things to do in Crystal River, Florida:
8 Things to do in Crystal River, Florida:
Swim with Manatees:
Crystal River, Florida is the only place in North America where you can legally swim with Manatees! We booked our tour with Explorida Adventures and had an incredible experience. Swimming with manatees is such a unique, once-in-a-lifetime type experience. You hop in the water and they basically just float next to you while they eat sea grass. It’s such a calm and surreal underwater experience. It’s definitely a bucket list activity, so you can’t come to Crystal River and not do this! It was an experience we will never forget! We suggest bringing an underwater camera, but if you don’t have one, your guide will take some underwater photos for you too, and those are available for purchase at the end of the excursion.