Antiques & Specialty Shops
Pasco County offers shopping for all tastes ranging from downtown antique shops to upscale boutiques and new pedestrian malls. Travel back in time as you visit shops housed in early 20th century cottages in downtown Dade City and New Port Richey. If modern is more your style, you'll enjoy the new open-air retail destination, Shops at Wiregrass, or the national retailers and entertainment options at The Grove in Wesley Chapel. Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey features major anchors like Macy's, Dillards and Sears. And, if fleamarkets are more your style, the USA Flea Market in Hudson is the place to be. This indoor/outdoor market offers a range of goods not found elswhere.
Attractions & Entertainment
Looking for something a little different? Off the beaten path? In Pasco County, it's all about unique experiences. Check out some of our tours and attractions below and interesting spaces and places.
Birding Hot Spots
Bird Watching at its Best
With a wide range of natural habitats - from salt marsh and mangrove to oak scrub and flatwoods - Pasco County is home to more than 325 species of birds. Pasco is home to 10 stops along the Great Florida Birding Trail, created by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, are right here in Pasco County! Check them out below. Click here for a glimpse of Pasco's famous Anclote River eagles.
Make plans to celebrate the rush of migrating wings north along the Atlantic Flyway over Pasco, Citrus, and Hernando counties during the Nature Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival March 19 2015. The weekend will feature a variety of Birding and Eco Tours, programs, activities and walks at several preserves in the tri-county area, including the coastal areas of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail sites Crews Lake Park, Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park on the Pithlachascotee River, and the Withlacoochee State Forest. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Chinsegut Conservation Center will host displays and many educational opportunities.
Boating & Fishing
With 24 miles of shoreline and numerous lakes and rivers, fishing, boating and diving are all popular in Pasco County. Whether you're looking for a fishing guide, boat rentals, or just a lazy river cruise you've found the page to help you do just that.
The area is home to many fresh and saltwater species of fish including largemouth bass, catfish, Spanish mackerel, snook, tarpon, cobia, trout, redfish, grouper. Pasco's Gulf coast offers some of the best diving in Florida, from 10 to 35 miles offshore, at depths of 20 to 90 feet. Check out one of the many boat captains, dive shops, charter boat companies or boat rentals below.
Breweries & Vineyards
Pasco County is home to two Arnold Palmer designed golf courses, one at Saddlebrook Resort, and the other being the course that "plays like North Carolina," Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. Add to those the more than 300 holes in 20 public and private courses and the county is a golf-lover's dream!
Hiking, Biking and Walking Trails
One of the best ways to explore Pasco County's natural beauty is on foot or by bicycle, allowing you to take your time, observe wildlife or enjoy a relaxing picnic under a moss-draped oak. Most of the county's 30 parks have nature trails of various lengths, but some of the larger or multi-county trails are listed below. Check out this trail map for more trail locations and details throughout the County. Check back soon for a much larger and more comprehensive trail map.
To find more trails, visit the state's Trails Guide.
History, Arts & Culture
In Pasco, visitors can experience Florida the way it used to be through historic tours, unique museums and cultural sites.
Horseback Riding & Lessons
Whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner, Pasco has some unique places to ride, take lessons or board your horse. Saddle up and hit the trails!
Local Bars & Restaurants
In Pasco County, you'll find no shortage of unique dining options from mom 'n pop cafes in historic downtowns, to first-class restaurants at top resorts and everything in between.
Parks, Preserves & Beaches
Pasco County boasts more than 30 parks, beaches and preserves scattered throughout our 740 square miles, many with great hiking, biking and kayaking trails. Kick back, relax and explore nature at its finest! Click on any park name for more amenities or a map.
Pasco County offers shopping for all tastes ranging from downtown antique shops to upscale boutiques and new pedestrian malls. Travel back in time as you visit shops housed in early 20th century cottages in downtown Dade City and New Port Richey. If modern is more your style, you'll enjoy the new open-air retail destination, Shops at Wiregrass, or the national retailers and entertainment options at The Grove in Wesley Chapel. Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey features major anchors like Macy's, Dillards and Sears. And, if fleamarkets are more your style, the USA Flea Market in Hudson is the place to be. This indoor/outdoor market offers a range of goods not found elswhere. Check them all out below!
You Pick Farms
Enjoy fresh Florida Spring-air during a fun family outing to a local You Pick farm. Choose from Florida oranges, blueberries, peaches, the local kumquat fruit and more. Our You Pick Farms are open at the peak of season to offer you the freshest local fruits and vegetables. Please check with all locations on dates and times of operations.