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Things To Do in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Enjoy the Beach & Water

  • Fred Howard Park

  • Sunset Park

  • Dolphin Tours

  • Craig Park and "The Bayou"

Be Active

  • Bike, walk, or run on the Pinellas Trail
    (Bike rentals available nearby!)

  • Kayak

  • Fish

Go to Museums

  • Spongeorama

  • Historical Society

  • Replay Museum

  • Safford House

See Animals

  • The Aquarium (temporarily closed)

  • Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Eat & Drink

(Our Favorite)


  • Rodie's Restaurant and Pancake House

  • Daybreak Café

  • Clyde's Chophouse

  • Johnny Grits

  • George's Breakfast Station

  • Toula's Trailside Café

Note that this list is in order of which establishments we recommend for breakfast.

Sweet Tooth

  • Sweeties

  • Fudge Factory

  • Orange Cycle Creamery

  • Twistee Treat

Lunch & Dinner

  • The World Famous Sponge Docks

On the water: Rusty Bellies, Dock's, Dimitri's

Greek: Dimitri's, Costas, Mama's, Mykonos, Mr. Souvlaki

Beer: Five Branches Brewing, Anclote Brew

If we were in your shoes, we would check out Spongeorama in the morning, have Mr. Souvlaki's for lunch, then go out on a dolphin tour in the afternoon. We'd choose Rusty Bellies for happy hour and/or sunset. In our spare time, we'd do some souvenir shopping and check out the sponge exchange.

  • Downtown

H'ours: best restaurant in Tarpon Springs

Jojo's Italian Diner: great comfort food

Johnny's Taphouse: best place to watch a game

Backdraughts​: wood-fired pizza, great Caesar salad

Wine Society: great place to have an app and a glass of wine

Breweries: Two Frogs, Unrefined Brewing, Brighter Days Brewing, Silverking Brewery

If we were in your shoeswe'd start the night with a glass of wine at Wine Society or a beer at Brighter Days, then we'd have dinner at H'ours, dessert at Orange Cycle Creamery, and play some games at the Replay Museum. We'd also squeeze in a walk to the bayou.

  • Other places to eat and drink

Capt'n Jacks: across the river at a marina

Tarpon Turtle: a restaurant on Lake Tarpon

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