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Located in Citrus county, this diverse Florida Gulf town will open your mind to the wealth of biodiversity this area has to offer. From unparalleled wild manatee viewings, to parading flamingos, few destinations in the Gulf Coast can match Homosassa for beauty and variety. There’s also unique heritage to be discovered and delicious food to be had here. Most of the rentals can be found right in the heart of Homosassa and near the water and Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins State Park.Comfortable rentals for every traveler
These quaint, classic rentals are full of character and charm and will grant you a fully immersive experience in Homosassa. They can comfortably accommodate couples, small groups and families. Some of the many features include gardens, large fully equipped kitchen, gazebo, indoor pool, TV and of course a/c. Others include an intricately decorated interior, fireplace and patio deck. You will truly feel that you have escaped to a better place!
Vacations in Homosassa
The area and getting around
Traces of “Old Florida” can still be seen throughout this area. You’ll find old boating docks, fish markets and warehouses dating back to the early 1900s, throughout. Homosassa and Citrus County are known for being one of the best places to fish in Florida thanks to its many scenic waterways providing both coastal and freshwater options to choose from. It’s also a great spot for anglers. Try scalloping in the summer. The county capital of Iverness isn’t far. Iverness’s Citrus County Courthouse Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of the area and take some nice shots. Visitors may also check out the historical Valerie Theater.Waterfront dining is to be expected
“Old Homosassa” is known by locals for being an artsy community and a great place to have a seafood feast. Speaking of seafood, one great place to try out the catch of the day is at Freezer Tiki Bar. Housed in a classic vintage fish warehouse, you’ll still catch glimpses of fishermen carrying out their activities on the wharf the same way they have been for one hundred years! Wine lovers should stop by Strong Tower Vineyard in Spring Hill to sample their seasonal wine menu. Surprisingly, Florida has a thriving wine community and this is one of the hotspots. So, sip wines while relaxing on the veranda and grab a few bottles from the gift store on the way out.
Travelers and activities
Homosassa is known for being a great place for outdoor activities like sport fishing, swimming, boating, hiking and biking. Withlacoochee State Trail is really popular with outdoorsy people. But don’t worry, you won’t see crowds here. This is considered the longest trail in the state and is perfect for long walks and bike rides. There are also plenty of great places to picnic under the shade of large trees. Golfers should check out Pine Ridge Community Golf Course. Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery appeals to visitors who love a quiet stroll in serene exotic gardens. There’s even an onsite nursery where you can take a plant home with you!Homosassa for Animal lovers
Travelers with a soft spot for animals will likely have a memorable time in Citrus County. Next, head over to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for their underwater viewing platform to watch marine animals, especially manatees. This area is known to host as many as 400 wild manatees at the same time, particularly during the cold months. Some of the animals you might see include Florida panthers, flamingos, alligators, and black bears. Another great place to lots of wildlife is the less visited Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, or “Chaz” for short. This marshy backcountry area is home to many animals and is good for a relaxing canoe ride.
This classic fishing community was once explored by Fernando de Soto in the 16th century.
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Monkey Island will probably be one of the first places you’ll encounter unusual animals. This tiny island with a lighthouse in the middle of the river hosts a family of lively Spider monkeys whose entertaining acrobatics can be seen from several waterfront venues.2. Visit historical houses
The community of Old Homosassa is committed to preserving their charming historical homes. Some of the many that are worth visiting include MacRae’s House. Built in 1882, this former sportsman lodge is an exquisite example of the architecture of the times. Other structures to visit are Elta Whilden’s House built in 1926 and Hampton’s Seafood.3. Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins State Historic Site
This fascinating historic park holds the remains of a once thriving sugar mill. Visitors can learn about the role this steam-powered mill played in the Civil War as well as see the artifacts that remain like a large limestone chimney, cane press and other ruins. The area also provides a picnic area with a pavilion and grills.4. Immerse yourself in nature at Crystal River
One of the most visited hotspots in the area, Crystal River is a beautiful, pristine place to take a dip in magical springs and enjoy a day in the quiet outdoors. Besides wild swimming, visitors can bike the trails, go hiking, and possibly even spot a manatee!5. Eat citrus!
This area was named Citrus County for a reason. So, stop at retro roadside citrus booths and pick up a bushel or two. For legendary fruits head to Ferris Groves, a local favorite. Then, walk off your healthy snack at Avenue of the Oaks. This activity is practically an “Old Florida” tradition!