The fresh, cool springs that flow out of the ground here were once believed to be Hernando de Soto’s magical Fountain of Youth. The site of the springs is now home to the famous Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, founded in 1925 and a U.S. Historic Landmark, a Florida Heritage Landmark and a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Here, there’s an entire subterranean floor (where the springs are located) dedicated to spa services – and you don’t have to be a guest at the resort to plan a day of pampering and wellness.
The relaxation continues with Safety Harbor’s strollable Main Street, where you can pop into shops and galleries for locally crafted products. Or, pick up something to-go at a family-owned shop or cafe and enjoy a picnic at a local park.