You can go to the most popular beaches or stroll down the streets in downtown enjoying the storefronts and historic buildings. But why not do something different for a change? Why not drive to Casey Key for a splash of wild nature and faraway past?

While Casey Key will taunt you with the wild experience of bare beaches, you'll be surprised to arrive in Osprey, an old Florida community with a hometown feel. While in Osprey, you can visit Historic Spanish Point , a 30 acre nature preserve that contains 5,000 years of history. The place will take you on a subtle trip from history to present.

From there, you can go to the springs at Warm Mineral Springs the only hot mineral springs in all Florida. Yes, take a dip!

There, you can visit The Crowley Museum and Nature Center, a wildlife reservoir that you can walk following nature trails. From its observation tower you can enjoy a spectacular view of the marsh and Myakka River.

And to have your daily share of sand and sea, go to Nokomis Beach, near Albee Road.Here surfers, you can do part of your show.