6 Interesting Things to Do in Florida
If you’re a native or long-time resident of the Clermont area or to Florida in general, you’ve probably come to the same conclusion that most others have. Florida is just all sand and heat. While you wouldn’t be entirely wrong in your thinking, it only takes a small sense of adventure to learn that there’s more to this luscious and tropical state than just theme parks and beaches. There are so many interesting things to do around Florida, it’s hard to decide on what to do during your weekend. Luckily, we at Toyota of Clermont have put together a short guide on cool activities and destinations that we’re sure you’ll love.
So Many Fun Things to Do Near Clermont
1) Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Located off the beaten path in Lake Wales, Florida, the Bok Tower Gardens is truly a destination to behold. Visitors can experience a variety of flora and capture pictures till their heart’s content. It’s hard to miss, but make sure to visit the Bok Tower in the center of the gardens during your visit. This unique structure plays bell tunes periodically and creates an amazingly peaceful atmosphere.
2) Scuba Dive and Snorkel at Devil’s Den, Levy County
If you’re looking to take a trip back in time to one of North America’s most pre-historic natural springs. Visitors can scuba dive and snorkel in the spring and see ancient rock formations and 33 million year-old fossil beds in 72 degree water.
3) Visit and Kayak Through the Brevard Zoo, Melbourne
Educating yourself on conservation and seeing so many unique animals is a guaranteed way to take your weekend up a notch. But what makes the Brevard Zoo a unique location is the variety of things to do. It’s only a short drive from Clermont and you can experience things like a kayaking tour, giraffe feeding, tree climbing, and a splash lagoon play park.
4) Take Selfies at the Wynwood Walls, Miami
While Orlando and areas around Clermont have some wall graffiti art scattered around, the Wynwood Walls are known throughout the state (and Instagram) as the place to take awesome aesthetic pictures and admire local artists. This groovy neighborhood features art piece after art piece so visitors can take selfies and portraits to fill their camera rolls to capacity.
5) Catch a Mermaid Show at Weeki Watchee Springs, Spring Hill
It’s not every day you get to see a mermaid up close, but you can at Weeki Watchee springs! It’s not far from Clermont and easily makes our top list of things to do in Florida. Guests can view mermaid show performances, go on scenic boat tours, and partake in wildlife education shows. You can always rent a kayak or canoe if you feel like experiencing the spring for yourself.
6) Dine on the Water at Marina Jack, Sarasota
Sarasota is probably best known as the home of Siesta and Lido Key beaches, but Marina Jack is a true gem that you don’t want to pass up. Make sure to take an evening dining cruise full of delicious food and great views. You can soak up some sun right in the park or entertain the kids at the splash park.
From all of us at Toyota of Clermont, have an amazing weekend and try these unique things to do while you’re out and about!