Why a Florida River Vacation Beats Disney World
Thinking about heading to Disney World again? How about giving your budget a break and having a whole new adventure in Florida? River vacations are a fun way to experience the Sunshine State that you may not have considered.
The Santa Fe River is a great place to choose for your Florida river vacation. The Santa Fe is a 75-mile river in North Florida fed by many freshwater springs. The river meanders across several counties, including Columbia, Suwannee, Bradford, Baker, Union, Gilchrist, and Alachua. The Santa Fe River is a gentle and slow-flowing river with many crystal clear springs like Blue, Ginnie, Hornsby, Lily, Poe, and Rum Island located along its banks, where you can do lots of exciting and relaxing activities.
Water temps in the springs are a stable 72 °F all year round, so you can enjoy the river in just about any season. Fish from the banks, kayak or canoe upstream and float back down, or snorkel, swim and dive in the springs. Kayak and canoe rentals are right down the road.
Rum Island Springs are a local favorite, and during the week, you can even have the pure, clear waters all to yourself, as it’s one of the area’s best kept secrets. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy your own piece of paradise. Taking a river vacation in Florida is a unique experience you won’t forget. And you can avoid the crowds at the expensive Orlando attractions. River vacations are much more relaxing and easy on your wallet while still being fun and family friendly.
Because North Florida is less populated, you can enjoy more wildlife sightings, such as black bear, bobcats, and even the rare Florida panther along with many birds and other critters. Plus, manatees often winter in the river due to the steady water temperatures. You never know what you’ll see next.
With so many things to do, vacationing on the river in Florida is a smart choice that will give you many happy memories to share for years to come.
Bring your whole family and book your Florida River Vacation at Rum Island Retreat. Our cabin sleeps 9 and has all of the amenities, including both indoor and outdoor kitchens, a fire pit, outdoor shower and bathtub, gazebo, BBQ grill, hammock, patio seating, WiFi, satellite TV, and a fully stocked home just waiting for you.
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