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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Crystal River, Florida your home away from home

Crystal River is as delightful as it sounds. This laid-back old-Florida town has a surprising number of attractions and things to do in the area, from swimming, boating and fishing in the clear waters of the Crystal River to hiking, horseback riding and golfing. Enjoy Florida’s outdoor life during the day, then head out to one of the local eateries after dark. There are a number of restaurants, clubs and bars close to your Crystal River vacation home with something for everyone.

Things to do in Crystal River, Florida

Hiking

The Withlacoochee Trail is a 46-mile paved track offering traffic-free trails through some of the best countryside in Florida. Hike, cycle or roller blade along this wonderful amenity and enjoy Florida’s flora, bird and animal life along the way.

Swim with the Manatees

Crystal River is the only place in the world where you can swim with these endangered creatures. Take a manatee tour and swim alongside these gentle giants as they eat, play and socialize with each other. Fishing

The waters around your Crystal River vacation home offer some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere. The proximity to the warm Gulf and the abundance of fish close to shore make this area a very rewarding place to fish.

Places to visit near Crystal River, Florida Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

Once a thriving 5,100 acre sugar plantation belonging to David Levy Yulee, the remains of the historic sugar mill date back to 1852. See the cane press, chimney and iron gears and learn about sugar from the interpretive panels. Inverness

The county seat of Inverness is a great place to visit just 17 miles east of your Crystal Springs vacation home. Those interested in historic architecture will be charmed by the restored Courthouse which was built in 1912. Inverness also has a good choice of local shops and restaurants as well as the Cooter Pond Park and boardwalk.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

One of the most popular attractions in the area is this wonderful wildlife state park which is home to manatees, whooping cranes, bears, bobcats, deer, red wolves and even a Florida panther. See alligators basking, turtles swimming and herons wading in the warm waters. Ospreys, limpkins, egrets and birds of prey make this a bird lover’s pradise. There is also an underwater observatory called the Fish Bowl and a Reptile House.

Weather in Crystal River, Florida

Your vacation rental in Crystal River will have hot summers and mild sunny winters making it very popular with visitors almost all year round. Winters see average daytime temperatures of around 25°C (77°F) while summers reach a hot and humid 33°C (92°F) during July and August

Travel to Crystal River, Florida

The nearest airport to your vacation home in Crystal River is Tampa International Airport which has many national and international flights daily. It is 64 miles drive away. Orlando International Airport is also within easy reach of Crystal River and is 83 miles away.

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