Showcase of Citrus
Type: Family Friendly, Farms / Ranches, Outdoor Activities, Tours and Excursions
Owned by fourth generation citrus farmers, Showcase of Citrus is one of those classic "only in Florida" activities you have to do at least once (or, like the locals, you can come back again and... Read More
Owned by fourth generation citrus farmers, Showcase of Citrus is one of those classic "only in Florida" activities you have to do at least once (or, like the locals, you can come back again and again). This farm is home to 13 varieties of oranges alone â" not counting the lemons, limes, tangerines and outstanding ruby red grapefruit. Pick 'em yourself or, if you're feeling lazy, grab a bag from the country store and mosey, but you might want to check out the Monster Truck Eco Tour while you're here. Watch for gators in the canals as you pick, and enjoy a frozen OJ before you leave!
- Outdoor Activities: "CALL AHEAD. The website lists what's available for picking at different times of year (if anything, there is a slow season), but ring them to be sure there's fruit to pick before heading out."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The scent of citrus blossoms would be reason enough, but you haven't lived until you've eaten a tree-fresh red navel warmed by the sun.
- Things to Do with Kids: "Their country store is a great place to shop for take-home gifts of the edible kind (fruit, honey, jelly, etc.) Be sure to peruse."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: There aren't too many places where citrus is on the U-Pick menu. Come taste the deliciousness of a red navel right off the tree.