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OLD PALM HARBOR TOWN

is just a short walk from our homes and although small, offers some great restaurants, cafes and local shows.

Once a month it hosts a street party, wine tasting and children’s entertainment. Also it is home to several street shows, including the now famous “ Car & Bike Festival “ www.palmharborcarshow.com.

Old Palm Harbor is “ Traditional “ Florida how it used to be. Festivals, Farmers markets and Art & Craft shows all take place here throughout the year. http://palmharborcc.org/

PALM HARBOR YMCA

This new YMCA complex is within a short walk of our homes and will give our guests full family membership by the week. Huge heated pool, great fitness room and classes. Everything for the family to enjoy.

PALM HARBOR ACTIVITY CENTER

A great centre that has many venues and features. The computer room is ideal if you have come away without a laptop and need to get online ( no cost ) A nice feature is on Sundays, they offer free breakfasts for Seniors ! Also just a short walk from the houses.

Clearwater Vacation Rentals including Holiday Homes and Villas in Tampa, Florida

TARPON SPRINGS

Historic, picturesque, and unspoiled, Tarpon Springs is composed of delightful residential areas, clustered around beautiful saltwater bayous and other waterways. The community is a mixture of new subdivisions and graceful old mansions. There is plenty to see and do, from the world famous Sponge Docks to deep sea fishing, from antique shops in the historic downtown area to championship golf, from walking around Spring Bayou to watching the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.

The community is permanently enriched by the Mediterranean heritage brought at the turn of the century by Greek sponge divers and their families. The feast of Epiphany on January 6th, the largest such celebration in the U.S., attracts spectators from all over the country.

With approximately 15 restaurants and more than 100 shops, the Sponge Docks offer something of interest for everyone. You can take a leisurely sightseeing cruise down the Anclote River, enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise to the Gulf, take a 5 hour casino cruise, or experience a live, sponge diving exhibition You can also visit the 120,000 gallon salt water aquarium, tour the sponge museum, or go deep sea fishing.
A mile south of the Sponge Docks is downtown Tarpon Springs, which is listed in The National Register of Historic Places. A mixture of antique shops, art galleries, specialty shops, and restaurants, this area is the vibrant center of the city. Also in this area is the Cultural Center, where a variety of exhibits, concerts, and programs are held St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, a replica of St. Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople, is open daily to visitors and worshipers. At the Universalist Church, the paintings of world-renowned landscape artist George Imess, Jr. can be seen from October to May. For More information go to the Sponge Docks.

HISTORIC DUNEDIN TOWN

Dunedin is a quaint and slightly quirky little town. It has great places to eat and drink, a marina, pier and wonderful antique shops. Have a meal directly on the Gulf, or over looking all the other folk enjoying themselves on the Pinellas trail. For more information go to the Chamber of Commerce Website.

Clearwater Vacation Rentals including Holiday Homes and Villas in Tampa, Florida