What's the first attraction that comes to your mind when I say Florida?
Disney World? The beaches?
Well, beginning in the late 1830's, the answer would have been White Springs.
I bet you're going, "huh?"
Florida's first tourist destination, surprisingly, was a health resort on the banks of the Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida.
We only think Disney is the authority on tourism.
It turns out, everything Disney employs to lure visitors to its parks and keep them happy was done before in the 1800's.
Thankfully White Springs no longer reeks of commercialism, and today's tourists can enjoy a vibrant community and experience the real Florida.