An insider look at Florida’s past and present natural beauty | 2023 Orange Blossom Tour day 3

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

Where can you explore Florida’s finest backroads and hidden gems from the comfort of your favorite car? None other than our annual Classic Motorsports Orange Blossom Tour.

Day 3 started off by venturing out to the Salt Springs Recreation Area, where tour participants got to view one of Florida’s many mineral-rich, aquifer-fed freshwater springs and the wildlife that calls them home. (Yes, despite the name, Salt Springs is not a saltwater spring.)

Then it was off to Blue Water Bay Restaurant for a hearty lunch of fresh seafood. Even though the restaurant is located far from the ocean, it’s common for people to drive away from the coast to enjoy Blue Water Bay’s fare.

Once tour guests finished chowing down on lunch, it was time to visit the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Rainforest, an enclosure filled with exotic tropical plants and hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

Photography Credits: Nicole Suddard

After that, we gave participants the opportunity to choose their own adventure for the rest of the day–whether that meant going out with tour friends, staying in and keeping it intimate or even something in between.

The 2023 Classic Motorsports Orange Blossom Tour, part of the Hagerty Touring Series, runs this week, February 26-March 2.

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