People flock to mineral springs to experience the healing power of water and to rock springs to soak up the rejuvenating effects of drum solos. Soothe body and soul with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a day pass for two (up to a $40 value) to Warm Mineral Springs in North Port, as well as lunch for two at the springs' Café Evergreen (up to a $23.40 value; up to a $63.40 total value). Student admission ranges from $11.25 to $15, and admission for children 12 and younger ranges from $7.50 to $10.
The Warm Mineral Springs' placid waters rejuvenate bathers with consistent 87-degree temperatures and more than 51 dissolved minerals, inspiring comparisons to the elusive Fountain of Youth. The 1.4-acre pond is nearly 250 feet deep at its center, producing more than 9 million gallons of fresh water every day, along with 3 million gallons of Gatorade’s discontinued flavor, Midnight Volcano Blast. The water's concentration of dissolved minerals—including calcium, magnesium, and potassium—can exceed the content of such famed healing spas as Vichy and Aix Les Bains, creating high buoyancy for nearly effortless swimming. Instructors enrich each reinvigorating soak with free daily classes in activities such as water aerobics, maniacal laughter, and yoga.
Mineral-enriched duos also get to savor two lunch entrees and two organic sodas (a $1.75 value each) at the springs' Café Evergreen, which serves a full menu of healthy comestibles and café sandwiches. The coconut shrimp arrives drizzled with curried-pineapple dipping sauce (a $9.95 value), along with a special pierogi platters (a $9.95 value) and a chicken-pesto wrap (a $7.95 value) for more handheld dining.