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The Tampa Bay Area Travel Guide

Crystal River

Situated along the peaceful Nature Coast, this area is the low-key getaway spot in one of the most pristine and beautiful areas in the state. It’s also one of the only places on the planet where you can legally swim with manatees. The river's fed by a spring that’s a constant 72°F, which is why manatees enjoy spending their winters here. Boating and snorkeling are popular, as

is scalloping in the summer. This is a true paradise for nature lovers, and absolutely worth making room for in your vacation itinerary.

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