5 Amazing Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer 2022

Well, Folks, Summertime is here. Our sunshine state in all her glory. Now Floridians can take the heat but there is nothing better than taking refuge by water. Yellowfin Realty is here to help you find that refuge. As a locally owned business, we have first-hand experience in these incredible locations. Here our top 5 spots to make the most of your summer.

Alafia River Canoe Rentals Inc

Let us start close to home. Alafia River Canoe Rentals Inc. Alafia River is a great place to start. Mosy along the meandering river while enjoying the views of cypress trees. The cypress trees are so deeply rooted in place you will be in awe of their beauty and the history around you. Spanish Moss drapes along the river becoming your guardian of shade. Take time to appreciate nature. We like to imagine ourselves as explorers who are seeing Florida’s wilderness for the first time. Don’t forget to look for alligators and other wildlife. Alafia River Canoe Rentals is locally owned. Anticipate an intimate welcome from the owner. Though this location does not have a website Yellowfin Realty has all the details. The address is 

4419 River Dr, Valrico, FL 33596 and is open every day from 8am-7pm. They have canoes and Kayaks for rent. $25 for canoes and $20 for kayaks. Yes, we triple-checked that for you. Only $25 tops to enjoy a day on the river. Call 813-689-8645 to reserve or ask any questions.

Lithia Springs Conservation Park


Lithia Springs Conservation Park has everything “summer”. Trails, Camping, Swimming, fishing, picnic areas, you name it. Yellowfin Realty loves this location because one moment your on a busy street and the next you are secluded. Taking a deep breath to ground yourself amongst nature. Bringing your attention back to water refuge, the park offers a great swimming area. This park is famous for offering swimming in a natural spring, The Lithia Springs Major. The Lithia Springs Major stays 72 degrees year-round ensuring reprieve during these 90-degree summer days.  Due to the extent of relaxation this location provides, be sure to call ahead. The entrance fee is $2 per vehicle and $2 per person to swim. Click here for more information.



Weeki Wachee Kayaking


Have you seen pictures showing crystal clear river views? Well if so, this is where they are taken. Weeki Wachee River is a sure way to create a memory and a place you will go over and over again. The clear spring river stays 72 degrees year-round and can even be considered chilly after basking in the sun while kayaking. Weeki Wachee Kayaking is open every day from 9 am-5 pm you will enjoy a full day of spring fun. This location provides life vests, dry bags, and of course, kayaks. You can choose to venture solo or in tandem with a loved one. Pricing varies between $35-$45, but you do have a cheaper option if you bring your own kayak. Weeki Wachee Kayaking provides an efficient launch site, you can travel as far or as little as you would like. Some visitors like to bring food and beverages. You will have the option to stop at certain points along the river to enjoy the peace and beauty. After a day here expect sun-kissed skin and euphoria from using your body to kayak and enjoying the sunshine. This location is popular due to its efficiency so be sure to call ahead to book your spot. 

Weeki Wachee State Park


If you are ready to embrace your inner child and play. Weeki Wachi State Park is calling your name. Head over to Bucanneer’s Bay where you will find waterslides that send you flying into the cool spring water. You can also rent tubes and cruise the area. Buccaneer’s Bay has lifeguards stationed throughout the bay, which means you can relax if you bring children. There is plenty of space for swimming. Buccaneer’s Bay also offers refreshments. The adventure does not end here. Yes, the water is magical but the Weeki Wachee Mermaids takes the experience to a whole new level.   Head over to the amphitheater to partake in an interactive showing of The Little Mermaid. These beautiful mermaids will not disappoint. All ages are welcome to enjoy the show. Waterslides, 72-degree water, and sunshine, A Yellowfin Realty favorite, this park has it all… even mermaids. Please visit their website to check pricing and times. 

Eppersons MetroLagoons


Welcome to Eppersons MetroLagoons. The Lagoon has everything you can think of when it comes to summer relaxation. From paddleboards to floating cabanas, you won’t forget a day like this. Yellowfin Realty loves the live music and Sandbar. The Sandbar is a swim up tiki bar ready to provide you with tropical refreshments. MetroLagoon also offers food so you can have a full day of fun. For $12 you can challenge yourself to MetroLagoon’s floating obstacle course. The lagoon is a great way to enjoy a hot summer day. Check out their website for all events and times, so you don’t miss out on special occasions. 

Yellowfin Realty hopes you enjoy your summer of fun. Whether it is moving to Florida or finding a way to stay forever, we are here to help. Until next time!