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Manatees at Silver Springs

The manatee is one of Florida’s most popular marine animals and people travel from across the country, and even the world just to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures! They are some of the most peaceful marine animals on the planet and are truly a wonder to be seen! If you’re looking for somewhere…

5 Best Things To Do in Southwest Florida

Many who travel to the Sunshine State have Southwest Florida on top of their to-visit list. The region is along the southwest Gulf coast and is known for beautiful landscapes and fantastic outdoor activities. To help you plan a trip to this region, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Southwest…

Top 10 Outdoorsy Things to Do near Bonita Springs

One of the best things you can do when you travel to Florida is spending time outdoors. Bonita Springs, for example, is an excellent location to go kayaking, play golf, explore different beaches and parks, and encounter wildlife.  Ready for some epic Southwest Florida outdoor adventures? Then read on for our list of the top…

Best Hidden Gems in Miami

Everyone knows that beautiful Miami is among the best places to visit in Florida. Famous for its pristine beaches and tropical climate, this coastal metropolis dazzles visitors with fantastic shopping, dynamic nightlife, beautiful Art Deco architecture, high-end hotels, and a fascinating skyline.  While the standard attractions are all worth a visit, some people seek a…

Florida’s Best Kept Secret: The Florida Panhandle

When you think of Florida, you probably think of Orlando, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Daytona, and Miami. Little did you know that just Northwest of Central Florida is a hidden world full of adventures to be discovered! Here are our top 5 recommendations! 1.Seacrest Wolf Preserve Not too far North of Panama City Beach is…

Marianna Florida Adventures

Have you heard of Marianna Florida? It’s a hidden town up in the panhandle full of secret adventures! Here are our top 3 recommended adventures to check out! 1.Florida Caverns State Park Bet you didn’t know Florida had caves to explore! That’s right! The Caverns State Park offers cave tours 7 days a week. They…

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Don Pedro Island

Sea turtle nesting season is May-October on Don Pedro Island! Every summer all across Florida thousands of sea turtles crawl onto the shore at night to lay their eggs in the sand before returning to the water. It is estimated that approximately 60,000 – 84,000 nests are laid every year! Located just an hour south…

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO ON YOUR VISIT TO FLORIDA’S ADVENTURE COAST

There’s a reason Hernando County is called Florida’s Adventure Coast! Located just an hour north of Tampa and two hours west of Orlando, Hernando County is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico and home to the Weeki Wachee River, a 1st magnitude spring! If you love nature and you love the outdoors you’ve come…

Three Reasons to Visit Don Pedro Island State Park

Part of a barrier chain of Gulf Coast islands, Don Pedro Island is best known for its mangroves, wildlife and miles of white sand beaches covered in an abundance of shells and fossilized shark teeth. Exploring Don Pedro Island on a guided clear kayak tour with one of our Florida Master Naturalists is the best…

Top Restaurants On Florida’s Adventure Coast

TOP RESTAURANTS ON FLORIDA’S ADVENTURE COAST  In addition to being the “Only City of Live Mermaids” and home to some of Florida’s most charismatic wildlife- manatees and dolphins, Weeki Wachee boasts a variety of great paddling locations and good eats that hit the spot! Want to combine the two for a day filled with great times…

Wildlife sightings? What about CELEB sightings!?

Get Up And Go Kayaking has been fortunate enough to have had some of our favorite celebs out for a paddle in our clear yaks! Read on for celeb encounters that have been ones for the books! With Tia (one of our owners) being a proud member of Bachelor Nation, she struck gold when doing some collaboration…

Best Places to Stay Near Silver Springs

BEST PLACES TO STAY NEAR SILVER SPRINGS Visiting Silver Springs State Park is a great way to experience exotic wildlife and a wilderness that is unique to other state parks around the country. The Park features one of America’s largest natural springs and is home to crystal clear waters and iconic history. When visiting the…

How to Plan a Trip to Silver Springs

How to Plan a Trip to Silver Springs What should I bring? -Bring lots of Water (especially in the summer!) Any sort of activity at the springs can leave you dehydrated and it’s important to bring water/energy drinks to stay hydrated. – A camera and a charged battery Silver Springs has lots of amazing scenery!…

Fun Facts About the Chassahowitzka River

Fun Facts About the Chassahowitzka River The Chassahowitzka (pronounced CHAZ – A – WIT – Skah) River, located in central west Florida, borders 35,000 protected acres of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission property. This means that it is almost completely undeveloped and natural. It is made up of many spring-fed creeks, canals, and lagoons…

Five Things to do in the Lower Keys

Best Things to do in the Lower Keys Looking for the most memorable Lower Keys experience? We’ve got you covered! Check out the following 5 places near Key West to enjoy your Keys vacation! Get Up and Go Kayaking Paddle the pristine water of the Florida Keys in one of our crystal clear kayaks. You’ll…