When you think of Florida, you probably think of beaches, but Pinellas Park will show you that there’s more to it than that. Activities like horseback riding, flea markets, and more will provide you with some classic southern charm, and colorful boardwalks and interesting museums will give you a unique experience - plus those beaches and Florida nature.
Scroll on down and find out about the best things to do in Pinellas Park, Florida!
1. Go to the Wagon Wheel Flea Market
The Wagon Wheel Flea Market has been a mainstay in Pinellas Park, Florida since 1966; it’s currently open every Saturday and Sunday, no matter the weather. It’s a flea market, so there’s all kinds of vendors: clothing, accessories, and jewelry, fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, antiques, books, movies, toys, furniture, new stuff, cool stuff, junk, and more.
You can check the website for a full list of vendors. Enjoy the day exploring!
Wagon Wheel Flea Market
Address: 7801 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, FL
Website: Wagon Wheel Flea Market
2. Visit the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
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This museum has lots of vintage cars, especially from the 20s and 30s, and it prides itself on showcasing vehicles that were “pioneers” of automobile engineering, and the engineers that made them. Their collection features automobiles from England, France, Germany, the United States, and Czechoslovakia; you can learn more about individual vehicles on the Collection page of their website.
They’re closed on Tuesdays and holidays, but otherwise open from 10:00am to 4:00pm (noon to 4:00pm on Sundays).
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
Address: 3301 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Pinellas Park, FL
Website: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
3. Bike Pinellas Trail
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The Pinellas Trail goes from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, and is 47 miles (about 75 kilometers) long. Obviously you don’t have to bike or walk the whole thing, but exploring the Pinellas Park area of the trail would be a good way to spend the day. There are amenities along the way, like rest stops and restaurants, and as a “green corridor,” there are accesses to beaches, parks, and other points of interest (see map). Whether you walk, bike, skate, or ride a horse, it’s a scenic trail.
Website: Pinellas Trail
PDF: Greenways Map
4. Go horseback riding on a trail or on the beach
Cypress Breeze Farm is a horseback riding company that caters horseback rides to riders of all skill levels. They have trail rides and rides through the farm, as well as rides on the beach at North Skyway Park - you can even ride a horse into the water! Rides are 50 USD a person, and last an hour to an hour and a half. They don’t take drop-ins, so call ahead and make an appointment if you want to ride!
Cypress Breeze Farm
Address: 8690 60th Street, Pinellas Park, FL
Website: Cypress Breeze Farm
5. Golf at Mainlands Golf Course
The Mainlands Golf Course is family-owned, and they’ve been in business for 45 years! They’re proud of their course, their pro shop, and their low rates; depending on whether you want to walk or use a golf cart, 18 holes is 20-25 USD, and 9 holes is 12-15 USD. They’re also proud of their legacy, and the family-oriented vibe is clear here, as is the love of golf.
Mainlands Golf Course
Address: 9445 Mainlands Boulevard W., Pinellas Park, FL
Website: Mainlands Golf Course
6. Relax at Freedom Lake Park
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Freedom Lake Park is a great place to hang out and relax. There is of course a lake, with picnic tables and pavilions (you can’t go in the water since there might be alligators); there’s also a Korean War memorial (with an aircraft monument), a dog park, a playground, and two trails for walking, running, riding a bike, or skating. There’s also a completely railed dock that goes out over the water.
Freedom Lake Park
Address: 9990 46th Street N., Pinellas Park, FL
Website: Freedom Lake Park
7. Spend the day at the beach
Pinellas Park is about a half hour from many beaches, namely Fort De Soto Park. There’s 7 miles (11 kilometers) of beach, and there’s plenty of water activities available, like boating, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. There are mangrove and wetland ecosystems, and over 328 species of birds have been spotted here; plus, it’s right nearby Shell Key Preserve, a nature preserve. There’s also a Quarters Museum, a historic fort, a playground, picnic areas, a paved trail, camping areas, a concession area, a couple of nature trails, and a dog park.
Fort De Soto Park
Address: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL
Website: Fort De Soto Park
8. Hang out at the movies
You could have a good old fashioned night out at the movies at the local Regal Cinema; what’s cool about Regal though, is that they also have an arcade, so you can spend some time there as well. This Regal also has special reclining seats and the “Regal Premium Experience” option (which includes a really, really big screen).
Address: 7200 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park, FL
Website: Regal Park Place Stadium 16 & RPX
9. Visit John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
John’s Pass is about 20 minutes from Pinellas Park, and is the #1 tourist attraction in Pinellas County. It’s named after a pirate named John Levique, who was the first to sail through a pass made by a hurricane in 1848. Now the village has plenty of one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and tours available; you can go parasailing, dolphin watching, jet skiing, and even hang out on a pirate ship. You can shop for unique knick-knacks, jewelry, and more, enjoy some Caribbean coffee or cocktails, and of course, ice cream!
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk
Address: 12901 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach, FL
Website: John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk
Out and about
Pinellas Park and its surround area offer such a variety of interesting and unique things to do, you’ll probably have a hard time deciding. Never fear, though - Florida is always full of relaxation and fun, and Pinellas Park is no exception.
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