One of my favorite places to take the kids is Weeki Wachee Springs
During the summer, Tampa Bay is one of the worst places to live. It’s absolutely hot, uncomfortable, and humid. A lot of people don’t prefer living in Florida because of the temperatures. I’ve lived here my whole life and I can’t think of living anywhere else. When I was a kid, the heat did not seem to be as extreme as it is today. I remember growing up without an air conditioner in my bedroom, but now it’s almost impossible to survive without central air conditioning. The average summer temperatures are 90 degrees or higher, but that isn’t the worst part about living in Tampa. The humidity is the absolute worst part about the tropical climate. The humidity is around 100% every single day. I can’t even walk outside without starting to sweat. The moisture collects on my body instantly and makes me feel very uncomfortable. It’s too hot to stay home and do nothing, so my family and I enjoy going to the spring when we have a day without work. There are a lot of natural freshwater springs in Florida and many of them are close to Tampa. Within an hour you can find a number of places to cool down on a hot summer day. One of my favorite places to take the kids is Weeki Wachee Springs. The place has real mermaids that stay underwater and swim. It’s a pretty cool place for the kids to visit and the water is crystal clear and blue. Trust me, if you come to Florida to visit anything but a cold refreshing spring, you’re going to be disappointed and very uncomfortable.