We’ve put together some interesting activities hoping to make your visit to Crystal River fun and entertaining. Of course the most fun you will have is on your Manatee Tour with Captain Mike!
Visit the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park on US 19 between Halls River Rd. and Grover Cleveland Blvd. Take a leisurely boat ride down Pepper Creek and enter the Park afterwards. See animals native to Florida as well as Manatees in the fishbowl. A must see.
Visit the Weeki Wachee Water Park 20 miles south of Homosassa on US 19 and State Rd. 60.
Try the Howard’s Flea Market on US 19 two miles south of Homosassa Friday through Sunday. Look for the bargains that gift shops don’t offer.
Ft. Island Trail Beach. Go to Ft. Island Trail Rd. and turn west off U.S. 19.Go to the end of the road. (About 10 miles) There is usually a lunch cart there with refreshments. New fishing pier also.
Horseback riding at Rymar Ranch (about 20 miles southeast of Homosassa). Phone for reservations and directions. 352-382-5400
Visit Cedar Key. (The wife and my favorite.) A neat fishing village with a nautical flair and lots of gift shops and eateries. Rent a golf cart for a half or full day. Take US 19 north from Homosassa to US 24. Go west about 20 miles to the end. (About an hour and fifteen-minute ride.)
Visit the Manatee Toy Company. Numerous manatee items at their gift shop. Located on Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. Additionally there are several antique and gift shops within walking distance.
Try kayaking the Crystal River with Captain Mike’s Kayak Rentals. 352-777-1814.
Visit the Crystal River Mall. Located about 1 mile north of Crystal River on US 19.
Live bands on the Homosassa River on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. K.C. Crump’s, McRae’s, and Charlie Brown’s.
Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours on the Withlacoochee River. 352-726-6060
Check with the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce for various Festivals and Special events while you are here.