Planning a Day Trip to the Nearby Florida Springs


When you start planning your upcoming trip to Orlando, it’s guaranteed to be one filled with adventure and excitement. From theme park trips to nights out on the town, the list of things to do in the Orlando area grows longer every year. And when you expand your search for fun to what lies outside our city’s borders, the stories you have about your getaway will earn you free drinks for years to come—especially when you add in a day trip to any of the gorgeous natural springs that can be found in the area!

Three Sisters Springs, 915 N Suncoast Boulevard in Crystal River

Located just about an hour and a half away from your Exclusive Orlando Rentals vacation getaway, this breathtaking spot is perfect for swimming with the manatees! Offering the opportunity to see more than a few any time of the year, its after November when cooler waters drive them to the warmth that their population explodes.

Blue Springs, 2100 W. French Avenue in Orange City

Offering a shorter drive—this one’s only 50 minutes away—Blue Springs is another popular manatee retreat. Closed to swimmers from November through March for the safety of these sweet and endangered sea cows, it’s a popular place for snorkeling, boating, fishing, and scuba diving the rest of the year. Blue Springs is one of the largest (if not THE largest) springs in the area, and a visit to these turquoise waters will be a noteworthy addition to your itinerary.

Juniper Springs, 26701 East Highway 40 in Silver Springs

Juniper Springs is also located relatively close to your Orlando hideaway. Just an hour and 15 minutes away, it’s not a great place to swim, but canoeing through this fun spring environment can be an unforgettable experience. Keep an eye out for our state reptile, the powerful alligator; your friends will be amazed at the gator pictures you bring back, but don’t venture too close to any that you may see. They can move fast when they want to!

Wekiwa Springs, 1800 Wekiwa Circle in Apopka

This stunningly beautiful natural spring is the closest to your Exclusive Orlando Rentals vacation home away from home. Located just a short 30 minutes away, it’s also one of our most popular springs, so if you’re planning a visit, this might be the one day you really need to get up early! Canoe, kayak, or paddleboard your way along the water and marvel at the beautiful scenery that surrounds you; the pictures you take here will rival those taken by professional photographers!

After exploring the mamny natural springs Florida has to offer be sure to make your way to our luxurious vacation home. Reserve your Exclusive Orlando Rentals home today!