Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Pinellas County, Florida. It is a largely residential community with several concentrations of commerce. Downtown Palm Harbor hosts many small shops and eateries along with a handful of historic buildings.
The east of downtown offers access to higher concentrations of commerce with an array of national chain restaurants and retailers. A nationally regarded golf course is also found here. Read on to find all the best things to do in Palm Harbor.
1. John Chesnut Sr. Park
It is a local treasure for wildlife and relaxation. This is an enormous park on Lake Tarpon with trails, pavilions, picnic benches and much more. Each shelter has a parking area. There are modern bathrooms close by that service a few shelters. There are playground areas, nature trails and lots of shade.
This park also has a ball field, a dog park, and a boat ramp into Lake Tarpon. Swimming is not allowed though. Overall, this is a well kept up park best suitable for a group or family.
John Chesnut Sr. Park
Address: 2200 E Lake Rd S, 34685 Palm Harbor, FL
Website: John Chesnut Sr. Park
2. Wall Springs Park
It is the best place to bring kids and packed up lunch. The history lessons behind the site are an interesting piece to add to the flavor. It has a well kept and smooth sailing bike trail and walking trail which is short and accessible. This is where the kids learned to swim in the 40s and 50s before public pools and home pools. This park offers a peaceful ambiance and a spectacular view.
Wall Springs Park
Address: 3725 Desoto Blvd, 34683 Palm Harbor, FL
Website: Wall Springs Park
3. Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc
It is an interesting place with lots of monkeys. A group of volunteers have been taking care of this sanctuary. Even though it is small, it is filled with fun and maintained well. There are also options available to feed the monkeys with peanut bags.
Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc
Address: 600 U.S. 19 Alt, 34683 Palm Harbor, FL
4. Bay Aire RV Park
It is a destination park that is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) to the Gulf beaches, shelling, swimming and sunsets. It is situated near boating, fishing, shops, and hospital and close to Pinellas Trail for biking and blading. Amenities include a recreation hall, horseshoes, shuffleboard and nightly activities. Pets are allowed.
Bay Aire RV Park
Address: 2242 US-19 ALT, 34683 Palm Harbor, FL
Website: Bay Aire RV Park
5. Innisbrook Golf Academy
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This golfing center of excellence is on about 728 hectares (1800 acres), just outside Tampa. There are four golf courses and lots of other activities. The grounds are almost perfect, surrounded by the most beautiful private houses. The whole area is beautifully manicured and the golf courses are challenging yet not overly so.
Innisbrook Golf Academy
Address: 36750 US Hwy 19 N, 34683 Palm Harbor, FL
Website: Innisbrook Golf Academy
6. Inniisbrook Loch Ness Monster Pool and Grill
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This place is the epitome of relaxation. It has pool-side cocktail bars, two water slides, waterfalls in the pool, beach entrance on one side of the pool and a huge hot tub. It is a nice spot to hang with friends or just chill out and read a book.
Inniisbrook Loch Ness Monster Pool and Grill
Address: 36750 US Hwy 19 N, 34683 Palm Harbor, FL
7. Palm Harbor Museum
It is a fairly new museum which has many photographs and related narratives on the history of Palm Harbor. The key attraction is the describing of the historical role of Palm Harbor in the growing and processing of oranges years ago. This place is definitely worth the visit.
Palm Harbor Museum
Address: 2043 Curlew Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34683, USA
Website: Palm Harbor Museum
8. Captain John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions
This is a half day trip with Captain John who provides every group with the best possible fishing experience. His knowledge of the area and expertise is a successful catch. The wonderful experience will surely keep us waiting for the next trip to Palm Harbor.
Captain John O’Hanlon Fishing Expeditions
9. Simply Kayaking
It is a kayaking agency that offers the sport year round. They provide everything from bottled water, snacks, sunscreen, boonie hats, sunglasses, and more. You can choose from a single seat sit on top kayak, a tandem, or a multi-seater. All you need is to reserve a spot and they will take care of the rest.
Address: 34689 Tarpon Springs, FL
Website: Simply Kayaking
10. Indaba Spa at Innisbrook Resort
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This sparkling new spa has twelve single and couple treatment rooms where hand-picked staff members perform a wide array of spa services. The Indaba experience includes men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, steam rooms and whirlpool baths and a full-service salon where manicures, pedicures, hair and makeup artistry are all offered.
Indaba Spa at Innisbrook Resort
Address: 36750 US Hwy 19 N, 34684 Palm Harbor, FL
Website: Indaba Spa at Innisbrook Resort
Palm Harbor is all we need to calm down
Ever dreamed of having a vacation where you just swim, fish, get a massage and eat good food? Well, stop dreaming and start packing! We’ve found just the right place for you at Palm Harbor, Florida.
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