In the northern part of this region,
Citrus, Hernando and Pasco Counties are part of what
is called the "Nature Coast." Much
of this area is rural, having been set-aside as national,
state and county parks and preserves.
Crystal-clear springs attract visitors
from afar to swim, snorkel and scuba.
In Citrus County, visitors can actually swim with
manatees, taking care not to harass or disturb
them (fall and winter months are best).
At nearby Homosassa Springs State
Wildlife Park, a relaxing river cruise leads to the
park where native animals are displayed and
visitors descend into an amazing "fish bowl"
to see thousands of fish as well as manatees.
Crystal River is located nearly equidistant
from Orlando and Tampa, though road access is probably
much quicker from Tampa. Our
Tampa car rental location will provide a car for
you on arrival, or, more wisely, you could book ahead,
Brooksville is a pleasant, scenic
town rich with Civil War era history and provides
a glimpse at the lifestyle and relics of a gone but
not forgotten segment of American history.
And don't forget . . . if you are
travelling on holiday then airline tickets, transit
accommodation and insurance are right up there with
car rental on the the "Things To Do" list. Why not
check out our "Holiday
Extras" page, for services we can deliver to shorten
that "To Do" list in one easy click?
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