LOCAL DINING & ATTRACTIONS
There are many fine restaurants in the Homosassa / Crystal River area. Arrangements can be made for drop off and pick up to the restaurants for your enjoyment of quaint Florida southern cooking.
- You can take your boat from the Rod’n’Nod to many of our great restaurants.
- You will be kayaking with the manatees in a matter of minutes.
ATTRACTIONS – Click on image to link to that page
Proudly serving Homosassa since 2013, The Seagrass Waterfront Restaurant & Seagrass Tiki Bar is your getaway destination for the Nature Coast! You’ll find a friendly atmosphere, and a diverse selection of menu choices. Complementing the food menu is an eclectic wine list, a worldwide selection of draft beer, and a full bar of mixed drinks and specialty cocktails. Enjoy the Waterfront’s cuisine and cocktails, as well as beautiful views of the Nature Coast’s Homosassa River. Dine inside, on the screened in patio, or take advantage of scenic dockside dining right on the Homosassa River!
Choose to explore thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness and miles and miles of crystal clear grassy flats, making Homosassa one of the greatest fishing areas in the world. Let MacRae’s staff direct you to great fishing, diving, swimming, dining, golfing, or whatever your heart desires. MacRae’s offers free maps of the area upon arrival and has a rental boat fleet for day or night use. You might also want to try an excursion with a captain to see nature from a different perspective.
Monkey Island sits in the middle of the Homosassa river and is inhabited year-round by a small family of monkeys. The island is owned by The Homosassa Riverside Resort. They care for the monkeys and feed them regularly. You can get an up-close look from a boat and take pictures or you can see Monkey Island from the resort grounds.
Crystal River is at the heart of the Nature Coast of Florida. The city is situated around Kings Bay, which is spring-fed and so keeps a constant 72 °F (22 °C) temperature year round. A cluster of 50 springs designated as a first-magnitude system feeds Kings Bay. A first-magnitude system discharges 100 cubic feet or more of water per second, which equals about 64 million gallons of water per day. Because of this discharge amount, the Crystal River Springs group is the second largest springs group in Florida, the first being Wakulla Springs in Wakulla County near Tallahassee. Kings Bay can be home to over 400 manatees during the winter when the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico cools, and is the only place in the United States where people can legally interact with them in their natural conditions.