What better way to spend a summer afternoon than tubing along a lazy river? Most water parks have a man-made lazy river where you can float in the sun and enjoy moving at the relaxed speed of a manufactured current. While enjoyable, you still can’t beat the same experience on a natural waterway, where you can not only relax, but you can also take in some majestic scenery in the process. Here’s a list of five of the most breathtaking lazy rivers around the world.
Blue Spring State Park, Volusia County Florida
At a balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit all year round, the Blue Spring not only provides some stunning natural beauty, but also provides the perfect temperature for a day. Located through heavily forested banks this natural lazy river contains sparkling blue water in the largest spring from the St. John’s River—Florida’s largest river—and provides visitors with an almost surreal, jungle-like feel. It also has the benefit of being conveniently located 30 miles southwest of Daytona Beach and 33 miles north of Orlando, making this an easy getaway on your next trip to the Sunshine State.