Why You Need to Take the Whole Family to Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park, located in central Florida, has been a popular attraction for generations. It boasts a unique history and a diverse range of natural wonders. The park is also known for its film sites, attracting movie producers and directors to use the park as a backdrop for their films. With its combination of history, natural beauty, and Hollywood-level scenes, Silver Springs State Park is a must-visit destination for the whole family
 

History of Silver Springs State Park

 
Silver Springs State Park has been a draw for visitors since the 1800s. Early settlers were drawn to the crystal-clear water, which is fed by an underground spring. In the late 1800s, the park was privately owned and operated as a tourist attraction, featuring glass-bottom boat tours and animal shows.
 
When the park came under state ownership in the 1980s, the focus shifted to preserving the natural environment and its many endangered species. The park’s history is still visible today, with preserved buildings and artifacts that reflect its early years as a tourist attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Sites at Silver Springs State Park

 
Silver Springs State Park’s beautiful natural scenery, including its clear water, has attracted many films to use the park as a backdrop. Famous films such as Tarzan, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the James Bond movie, Thunderball have all been filmed on location at this park. You can still visit the dock where the TV show Sea Hunt starring Lloyd Bridges was based!
 
Visiting the park, you’ll relive some scenes from your favorite movies and create your own film-worthy moments. Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the vivid and breathtaking scenes.

Natural Wonders at Silver Springs State Park

 
One of the most popular attractions at Silver Springs State Park is the glass-bottom boat tours. The boats have transparent floors, which allow you to see the crystal-clear water, underwater features including the springs, and the life below the surface. The river is home to a wide variety of fish, turtles, and even manatees. It’s also home to some surprise Native American artifacts and even some movie set props!
 
In addition to the glass-bottom boat tours, there are numerous hiking trails and lookout points that offer stunning views of the river and its tributaries. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including alligators, deer, and a wide range of bird species.

Fun Activities for the Whole Family

 
Silver Springs State Park offers many fun activities for the whole family. In addition to the glass-bottom boat tours and hiking trails, visitors can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing, camping, and picnicking.
 
The park also has a variety of educational programs and guided tours, including ranger-led hikes and historical tours. Kids will love the Discovery Center, where they can learn about the park’s animals and plants up close.

 

Conclusion

 
Silver Springs State Park is a unique destination that offers a window into Florida’s past and a thrilling experience of crystal-clear water scenery. It offers something for everyone in the family, including history buffs and movie lovers, nature enthusiasts, and adventure-seekers. Don’t forget to pack up sunscreen and get ready for a fun-filled day in the park.
 
SerVacations™ is a group travel community celebrating service tourism that welcomes families, solo travelers, couples, and groups of all ages to combine volunteering with a fun-filled and uplifting vacation leaving you feeling more connected to one another and truly connected to the community that you visit. They offer single and multi-day trips to Silver Springs that combine a ranger led tour of the park, lunch, a beautification project, and a VIP tour of the Silver River Natural History Museum!
Duration
4 days
Group Size
15 to 50

“A Capital Christmas” - Dec. 10-13th, 2024 - Washington D.C.

Experience the joy of the Christmas season in Washington D.C. with this captivating four-day tour that allows you to hit pause on the holidays back home and experience the top sights in our nation’s capital while it’s less busy and truly a wonderland! Immerse yourself in the holiday atmosphere of the United States Botanic Gardens, adorned with dazzling poinsettia displays. Delve into the rich history of faith at the Museum of the Bible, where immersive exhibits breathe life into biblical stories. Explore the hallowed halls of the National Archives and witness the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights – a truly transformative experience. A visit to the White House Visitor's Center offers the chance to capture a photo outside the iconic residence, and a tour of the U.S. Capitol gives students of all ages an inside look at our Legislative Branch. Honor the brave souls who served our country at the National World War I & II Memorials and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

In the evenings, get in the Christmas mood as you embark on an illuminated monument tour, witnessing the city's most extravagant Christmas lights. Embrace the festive spirit at the Downtown Holiday Market, filled with unique gifts and delightful treats. And enjoy a theatrical production of Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre which will warm your heart and remind you of the joy of giving.

Speaking of giving, this tour is more than just sightseeing – it's about making a difference. Volunteer at DC Central Kitchen and connect with the local community, spreading love and compassion during the holiday season. End your journey at George Washington's Mount Vernon, beautifully decked out for the holidays, and enjoy a guided colonial walking tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria, one of America's oldest and most festive towns.

Price per person is $1739.00 based on 2+ people in a room.
Rooms can accommodate up to 6 people!
Single price is $1999.00

Duration
3 days
Group Size
12 to 30

Panama City Beach 2-Night Ecology & Marine Biology SerVacation

Enjoy a fun and educational weekend in the natural vacation oasis of Panama City Beach as we volunteer planting sea oats with a marine scientist to help with erosion control and to restore coastal habitat! You’ll stay at the brand new beachfront Hyatt Place, explore marine-biology and conservation with experts at Gulf World Marine Park, take an airboat ecotour of the intercoastal marshes, and much more! Just meet us with your family in Panama City Beach and we’ll take care of the rest.

These amazing all-inclusive package prices include hotel, attractions, volunteer opportunity, transportation on Saturday, expert guides, meals listed above, and all taxes and gratuity:

Double: $542 per person
Triple: $470 pp
Quad: $433 pp
Five: $412 pp
Six $397 pp
Single $755 pp

Contact us to schedule this trip for you and your group, and we will provide you with your very own trip page where your guests can register.