About Weeki Wachee

Famous the world over for its ‘mermaids’, Weeki Wachee is an exciting vacation destination for all the family. Book your vacation rental on FlipKey today to avoid disappointment.

About Weeki Wachee, Florida

In the heart of Hernando County lies the quaint village of Weeki Wachee.

Here, you can enjoy a peaceful getaway – far from the hustle and bustle of major cities – and soak up sun on the beach.

You'll have a warm welcome from the locals, and they'll probably have a few suggestions for what to do during your stay. Don't be afraid to ask – they’re known for their hospitality!

We recommend heading to the Weeki Wachee Preserve and Springs Park – there's nothing quite like it in the world! It's great for visitors of all ages, and is a fantastic way to spend a day or two.

Zoom down water slides, see the mermaids glide around their iconic tank, find out more about your favorite creatures at the animal shows and watch the manatees swimming elegantly in the sunshine.

What to do

Mermaids have been swimming at Weeki Wachee Preserve and Springs Park since 1947.

They train for years to deliver unique shows to audiences all year round. It's great fun for all the family – little kids will just love it! But, be careful – they might start thinking this happens in every aquarium!

Head out to one of the parks and enjoy a picnic looking out across the ocean. Bring a book, some games and a blanket, and you have the makings of a perfect family trip.

For something a bit different, book a boat tour that’ll take you on a long trip around the area. Sadly, you may not spot any actual mermaids. But, there's almost always a dolphin or two jumping out of the water!

Spend the rest of your time on the white sandy beaches relaxing and soaking up the sun. What could be better?

Top Weeki Wachee travel tips

If you're heading to the Springs Park to see the mermaids, book your tickets well in advance. It's an extremely popular attraction and tickets sell out fast.

There's always something going on in Weeki Wachee, so head to the visitor's center and find out what's happening during your stay. They'll be able to help you plan your trip in a way that enables you to see everything this unique town has to offer.

There are plenty of restaurants to try in Weeki Wachee – the seafood is excellent! 

Have an underwater adventure with the mermaids, or simply enjoy the Floridian sunshine while relaxing on the beach. Whatever you fancy doing in Weeki Wachee, book your vacation rental on FlipKey to get the best deal.