Blog Latest

DialAFlight on Facebook

Find out what’s hot right now for some last minute winter sun breaks

DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

In need of a lift this Monday? How does a sun-soaked #DailyEscape sound? This view of Grand Anse Beach should inspi… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Let's kick off the weekend in style with this inspiring #DailyEscape! How good does Ao Nang in Thailand look right… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Grab yourself a slice of 5* luxury with 3 nights at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi from just £549!… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 

Blog Authors

Clemmie

Clemmie

Victoria Hampton

Victoria Hampton

Kathy McLeman

Kathy McLeman

Ree Saunders

Ree Saunders

Marisa Thomas

Marisa Thomas

Jan Moys

Jan Moys

Mike Potter

Mike Potter

Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson

Dave Balow

Dave Balow

Anastasia Miari

Anastasia Miari

Steven Gyford

Steven Gyford

Silver Springs

Fly to Florida to visit the Silver Springs

The Silver Springs in Florida are to undergo a major restoration to bring the once major tourist destination back to its original glory.

Over the years the crystal clear waters at the springs have declined both in volume and quality, but Florida’s park service has now announced it will begin working to restore the nature theme park. Before attractions such as Disney World existed, the Silver Springs attracted more than one million people seeking holidays in Florida every year. In the past the springs have even been used as the backdrop to countless movies and television shows such as Sea Hunt, Tarzan and Creature from the Black Lagoon. However,drought and excessive groundwater pumping have turned the once thriving tourist attraction into an ailing nature reserve. "It was not an amusement park in the sense of Coney Island and the rides that one might associate with it," said Guy Marwick, founder of the Silver River Museum, speaking on the site’s past. "It was kind of the natural Florida, and I think that's what people are hoping to see it go back to now." The Silver Springs is famous for its crystal clear waters, and attractions at the park that once drew millions of tourists to the area include the glass bottom boat ride, scenic walkways and its wildlife. The springs still remains one of the best places to see turtles, fish and alligators in Florida, due to the good visibility under water. Florida’s park service has now stated that it will introduce better regulations to help restore the springs back to its natural beauty. “It certainly is a challenge," said Drew Bartlett of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection. “That’s not an excuse not to get started." Image sources: 1 2 3
Close