One of my fondest childhood memories was a family trip to Silver Springs, Florida, where we rode in magical glass-bottom boats. I’ll never forget looking down into crystal blue water at fish and plants, feeling for all the world like a mermaid.
I have an absolute love for an kitschy tourist destination, and let me tell you, Silver Springs certainly is that. Before we left our beloved Florida home for the left Coast, I asked Mr. SIT to take a little weekend road trip down again just south to Silver Springs. And it did not disappoint.
Glass-bottomed boats first got their start in Southern California, but it’s Southern destinations like Silver Springs and Weeki Wachee where they’ve gained tourist fame.
If you’ve never had the chance to experience a glass-bottom boat, get yourself to the nearest seaside for an afternoon of up-close watery fun.