If you are planning a short visit to High Springs Florida, I am sure you will want to make sure you get as many fun filled activities as possible packed into your itinerary. But with a list of so many fantastic things to do at High Springs, how can you be sure which ones will make for the very best experience this year?
That is where I have your back as the following article has been jam packed full of unbeatable things for you to do during your next visit to High Springs. Choose your favorites and then ready, set, go! The good times await you!
First up on the list of absolutely breathtaking sights and memory-making fun things to do at High Springs is to pay a visit to Ginnie Springs – the perfect place to be if you and your party would like a taste of the fresh outdoors and don’t mind getting your feet wet.
Ginnie Springs is located on the south side of the Santa Fe River and features 7 picturesque, transparent springs, and deep, exciting, and entwining caverns. This is the perfect place for snorkeling, scuba diving, and just plain old swimming if you fancy. You can also have a go at tubing down the springs, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and even try your hand at the most popular spring-side games such as volleyball! There is no shortage of activities here!
If you are looking to combine a great time with a little time unwinding to the max then you will love the springs and their natural and peaceful landscapes. Sit and have lunch to the sound of rushing water while overlooking some of the many winding caverns and majestic forests.
If you are up for extending your family outing or time with friends, then you can also camp at the site down at Ginnie Springs with all of the camping features you need to really make your stay comfortable, memorable, and worthwhile.
Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
Another unmissable destination while traveling through High Springs is Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park. The state park contains a number of natural springs featuring crystal clear water – the perfect place for spotting the most precious wildlife including, turtles, a number of different species of fish such as redbreast, spotted sunfish, catfish, bluegill, and many more. This a great place to practice and hone your fishing skills
Feeling peckish at the park? Not to worry as the site has a concession stand that sells fresh food and drinks to make your stay even more pleasant.
There’s no time for standing still at this park – take a walk on a nature trail, go paddling, explore the sights at the sandy beach and much more!
The Best Restaurants In High Springs
If you are looking to spend some time in High Springs Florida then, of course, you cannot be without something to eat. Where can you find some of the best restaurants in town? Take a look at the following mini list of two restaurants that will not fail to knock you off of your feet thanks to their great tasting food and marvelous restaurant atmosphere.
- The Great Outdoors Restaurant.
Easily one of the most popular restaurants in High Springs is the Great Outdoors Restaurant. It is always packed and opens its doors to repeat customers around the clock – they must be doing something right!
One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that it has live music evenings, the perfect way to set the tone while you tuck into their mouth wateringly delicious grub. Thursday’s are happy hour all day, so if you are a fan of a cocktail or…three, make sure you get down there on the most important day of the week.
- The Diner.
Are you looking to chow down on some all-American classics? Then you should definitely take a trip down to The Diner during your stay at High Springs. Their classic diner atmosphere is fun and upbeat and has an awesome young vibe, great for families and groups of friends.
High Springs Museum
Do you fancy taking a step back in time? Then you will be enchanted by a trip to the High Springs Museum in Florida.
This museum is dedicated to taking a look back at life in the 1800s to the early 1900s and has an enthralling exhibit on “The Railroad Center” revealing everything there is to know about this core element in High Springs’ history. Take a careful look at the collectibles and antiques from that era that have shaped High Springs and made it the way it is today.
There are so many things to do at High Springs! If time permits, I would thoroughly recommend visiting each of the attractions mentioned in this article. But some of the most famous of course, the iconic springs featured around High Springs are definitely the most important attractions to visit and are worth prioritizing.