Hernando County, FL, USA

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Hernando County, FL, USA

Find the best place to stay — Hernando County

Welcome to the Nature Coast

Spanning northwest Florida, Hernando County is part of the state's famous Nature Coast region. Whether you want to soak up the sun on its golden beaches, cool off in its freshwater springs, or get face to face with friendly manatees, Hernando County is a dazzling introduction to the Sunshine State. Hernando County vacation rentals let you experience Florida like a local, with a huge selection of properties to choose from. Private access to the water? Check. Spacious living areas? Check. Million dollar views with your morning coffee? Check.

Face to face with friendly manatees

Florida is famous for its West Indian manatees and there's no better place to see them than Hernando County. Crystal River's idyllic national wildlife refuge is a fantastic place to swim, dive, and snorkel with the friendly marine mammals or enjoy a leisurely pontoon cruise. Can't get enough of the loveable sea cows? Why not secure one of the riverfront Hernando County vacation rentals where you can spot playful manatees from your private sun deck? If you don't want to get your feet wet the Nature Coast is dotted with dozens of golf courses.

Meet the mermaids

You may have heard rumors of Florida's magical mermaids, so why not see for yourself at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park? As well as taking in a live mermaid show, you can swim in pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay, paddle along the Weeki Wachee river, or get face to face with alligators, snakes, and exotic birds. Meanwhile, with its gabled roof and gingerbread trim, Brooksville's Hernando Heritage Museum offers visitors a glimpse at life in the 1800s, while day tripping to Tampa unlocks access to a host of attractions, from safari style Busch Gardens theme park to Adventure Island water park.

A slice of the Sunshine State

Drenched in almost 250 days of sunshine a year, Florida isn't called the Sunshine Coast for nothing. Winter is the most popular time to visit, with long sunny days and warm weather. May to August brings school holidays in the States which means Hernando County vacation rentals fill up fast. Temperatures soar in summer so if you want to snap up a property with a private pool you'll need to book well in advance. If you want to beat the crowds consider planning a trip in fall, when you'll have Hernando's manatees and mermaids all to yourself.

Toothy alligator encounters

While manatees steal the spotlight, there are plenty of other wildlife encounters on offer in Hernando County. The Croom Wildlife Management Area is laced with scenic trails where you can spot alligators, white tailed deer, and wild turkeys. Withlacoochee State Forest is another favorite, poplar with hikers, horse riders, and picnickers. If you're traveling with little ones, Boyett's Grove is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The pint-sized wildlife park is home to a colorful menagerie of animals including monkeys, zedonks, alligators, kangaroos, and lemurs.