Top 10 Central Florida Hidden Gems to Explore Near Us

Welcome to Central Florida, a land of endless sunshine, breathtaking natural beauty, and fascinating cultural attractions. If you’re looking for a luxurious and comfortable way to explore this amazing region, Sweet Citrus Acres luxury RV resort is the perfect choice. With its spacious sites, modern amenities, and stunning surroundings, this top-rated resort is the ideal home base for your Central Florida adventure.

Whether you’re a nature lover, beach bum, or history buff, there’s something for everyone in Central Florida. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey through Central Florida’s hidden gems that are just a short drive from our resort!

Experience the Magic of Central Florida’s Best Hidden Destinations!

Central Florida is a treasure trove of hidden gems just waiting to be explored. Here are some of our favorites!

Natural Springs

If you’re looking for a refreshing and unique way to beat the Florida heat, exploring natural springs is a must. And luckily, Central Florida is home to some of the most beautiful and crystal-clear waterholes in the state. From swimming and snorkeling to kayaking and tubing, there’s an endless array of activities to enjoy at these natural wonders.

  • One such natural spring near Crystal River is Three Sisters Springs, which boasts stunning turquoise waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round. Visitors can explore this underwater paradise by taking a guided kayak tour or snorkeling through its shallow pools filled with schools of fish.
  • Another popular spot is Rainbow Springs State Park, where you can swim in the clear blue water surrounded by lush greenery or take a scenic hike along one of the park’s many trails.
  • And we can’t forget about Kings Bay, Hunter Springs, and Homosassa Springs!


One must-visit destination that’s a short 20-minute drive from Sweet Citrus Acres is Fort Island Gulf Beach. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and kayaking amidst stunning natural surroundings. And with ample parking and facilities such as picnic tables and restrooms, on-site, Fort Island Gulf Beach makes for an easy day trip from anywhere in Central Florida.

State Parks

Central Florida has an abundance of state parks that offer visitors the chance to immerse themselves in some of the region’s most scenic landscapes. Nestled near Crystal River, these parks are perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and explore nature at its finest.

  • One must-visit park in Central Florida is Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. This park offers a unique opportunity to see native wildlife up close, including manatees, alligators, and even bald eagles. With its boardwalks, observation decks, and educational exhibits throughout the park, it’s not just a fun day out but also an educational experience.
  • Crystal River Preserve State Park offers visitors an array of activities, including hiking, fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching. The park has over 27,000 acres of wetlands and forests that are home to a variety of wildlife species such as bald eagles, otters, herons, and more. Visitors can explore the park’s many trails that lead through lush greenery and sparkling waterways or take a guided tour to learn more about this unique ecosystem
  • Crystal River Archaeological State Park is just minutes from downtown Crystal River. This park offers visitors an opportunity to explore a pre-Columbian site that dates back more than 2,500 years. The park features six earthen mounds and a plaza area that was created by Native Americans during the Weeden Island Period. Visitors can stroll along the trails and learn about the history of this ancient civilization while taking in breathtaking views of natural beauty. The park’s museum also provides a wealth of information on this fascinating culture.
  • The Withlacoochee State Trail is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the natural beauty of Florida. This 46-mile-long trail runs through several counties, providing ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and birding. If you’re an avid birder, you’ll love exploring the Withlacoochee State Trail. The park is home to a diverse range of bird species, including woodpeckers, warblers, hawks, and owls.

Relax In Luxury at Sweet Citrus Acres

Sweet Citrus Acres offers a convenient home base for exploring all that Central Florida has to offer. But when it’s time to unwind, this resort truly shines.

With spacious RV sites, top-notch amenities such as a pool, a dog run, and a stocked fishing lake, plus friendly staff who go above and beyond to make your stay unforgettable, Sweet Citrus Acres is the perfect place to recharge after a busy day of exploring. 

Visit Crystal River

Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, our resort has something for everyone. So book your stay with us today and let us show you what true Southern hospitality is all about! Come visit us at Sweet Citrus Acres Luxury RV resort and experience a home away from home like no other.

Don’t settle for anything less than luxury – book your stay at Sweet Citrus Acres by calling (352) 565-4284 today!