Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee, Florida

Hernando County is amongst the most unspoiled and original places in all of Florida. Large tracts stand virtually untouched by any form of modern development. Indeed, this is integral to the charm of the ‘Nature Coast’, for we can have a good idea of how the State must have been in the days of the Aleutian Indians.

Weeki Wachee Mermaid Sign at Weeki Wachee State Park in Weeki Wachee Florida on July 7, 2019.
Weeki Wachee Mermaid Sign at Weeki Wachee State Park in Weeki Wachee Florida on July 7, 2019. Photo credit: The Courage to Travel / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

About the Community

As of June 9th, 2020, Weeki Wachee is no longer a city. It is now become part of the unincorporated Hernando County, which will now absorb the city’s assets and liabilities. Hernando County has only one incorporated city, which is Brooksville. Size is not everything when it comes to Florida’s exquisite set of urban gems, and Weeki Wachee is a good example of this principle. The location has a splendid ambiance for a vacation, with several outstanding recreation options. Walt Disney’s famous theme parks are nearby (approximately 60 miles), which is a bonus for families on vacation here.


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Aqua Belle boat ride down the Weeki Wachee Springs River in Florida, Weeki Wachee Florida on July 7, 2019.
Aqua Belle boat ride down the Weeki Wachee Springs River in Florida, Weeki Wachee Florida on July 7, 2019. Photo credit: The Courage to Travel / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Vicinity of Weeki Wachee


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One of Weeki Wachee’s top assets: the unique spring water park has been a much-loved Mermaid show for years. It has run up major losses but encouraged by the revival of places such as Cypress Park, the local population has started valiant efforts to breathe new life into the live Mermaids attraction. Only time can tell for sure, whether the turnaround can be successful. The Weeki Wachee preserve is on more solid ground, for who can argue with 6 thousand acres of pristine forest in this day and age? The preserve is a naturalist’s delight; children should never be denied an enchanting sojourn in the midst of the splendid array of wildlife and vegetation. Weeki Wachee is tantalizingly close to both the Atlantic and splendid inland water bodies, so it is also a dream place for anglers and everyone who cares for water sports.

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 Linda Pederson Park and Jenkins Creek Preserve along the Weeki Wachee preserve where the family can enjoy bank fishing. Springhill, Florida on Nov.19, 2019. The area also has a 40 foot observation tower. Photo credit: Linda White Wolf / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Tampa is less than an hour’s drive from this location, so those who thrive on bright lights and spirited liquid nourishment after dark need have no fears about spending quality time in the bosom of nature at Weeki Wachee. The inviting climate with friendly winds from the ocean brooks no complaints either. Thundershowers are to be feared in most of Florida, but they are relatively gentle and transient in this favored spot. Brooksville has an airport, apart from the Tampa international airport, so getting in and out of Weeki Wachee is a cinch.

View of the car rental center at the Tampa International Airport (TPA) located in Tampa, Florida
View of the car rental center at the Tampa International Airport (TPA) located in Tampa, Florida, Jan 24, 2020. Photo credit: EQRoy / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Weeki Wachee is a bewitching place, which turns the most casual visitors into regular and ardent followers. Even folk who have frequent opportunities to travel to top vacation spots around the world, commonly opine that Weeki Wachee has a special place in their hearts. It transports you back in time to the days of your ancestors and shows you the bounties of nature in the most endearing light. The natural charms and salubrious climate of this rustic American heritage is something that won’t be going out of style for a long time to come.

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