If you've been looking for places across Florida that are family-friendly and affordable — Rainbow Springs State Park needs to be on your travel list.
Just two hours from Tampa, this nature spot is a perfect getaway for summer.
Hiking, fishing, tubing and swimming are just a few of the activities you can find. Not to mention, the water is crystal clear.
Rainbow Springs is the fourth largest spring in Florida and there's plenty of unique history, too. You can read about that here.
And for those really hot and humid Florida days, the temperature of the water averages 72 degrees all year long.
Admission to the state park is $2 per person. Make sure to show up early! The park reaches capacity very early in the morning.
Click here to rent crystal-clear kayaks from Get Up and Go Kayaking.