Find Yourself in Perpetual Motion at Florida’s Sports Coast
When it comes to outdoor adventure, Florida’s Sports Coast boasts every kind of activity imaginable … and then some. With four amazing cities to explore, Florida’s Sports Coast is an unbeatable destination that offers a little bit of everything. Whether you’re tackling tandem skydiving over Zephyrhills or enjoying a hike around New Port Richey, the region is ripe with adventure.
Florida’s Sports Coast is home to over 800 square miles that span from coastline to countryside. Adventure seeking travelers can enjoy immense water activities like boating out to Anclote Key Preserve State Park or paddling the waterways of Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. Dream under open skies on Anclote Key for a truly immersive camping experience, and hear the lapping waves hit the shoreline as you enjoy the serenity of the remote island at night.
Hit the trails at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park where avid hikers and trail cyclist can explore miles of trails with guaranteed glimpses of Florida wildlife and avian populations. Hike to a remote campsite or enjoy the convenience of pulling up at one of their cabins or primitive campsites.
The Withlacoochee River Park consists of 406 acres, and the Withlacoochee River runs through the park with an abundance of wildlife to see such as Bald Eagles, Swallow Tail Hawks and Gopher Tortoises. If you are looking for some peace and tranquility, this is the place for you. Whether you want to go fishing, camping, biking, kayaking or have a picnic, this park has it all.
Experience an ideal social distancing activity while enjoying the fresh air and stunning landscapes with a hot air balloon ride by American Balloons, piloted by Tom and Jessica Warren. TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park, the largest zip line aerial adventure park in Central Florida, offers one person on the course at a time, thus allowing for a safe, aerial adventure.
Culinary options abound throughout the region. Whether you’re looking for something fresh from the farm or straight from the sea, Florida’s Sports Coast is home to some of the tastiest restaurants, cafes and breweries around. Born out of passion for great beer, Escape Brewing Company is the ultimate place to “Escape” to with over 10 beers (plus seasonal brews), including The Other West Coast IPA (Gold Medal 2016 Best Beer of Florida), Goofy Footed Wheat Ale, 880 Red Ale and Chocolate Milky Love Milk Stout. Whether you’re enjoying a lager in the taproom or grabbing a growler to take home, Escape Brewing Company has the perfect IPA, lager or stout for you. Responsibly enjoy a Sports Coast pilsner, an exclusive recipe born from a partnership between Florida’s Sports Coast and Escape Brewing Company.
A well-known destination for shopping and antiquing, there’s no better place to tackle your next shopping spree than on Florida’s Sports Coast- home to some of the finest shopping centers in the Southeastern U.S. like the Tampa Premium Outlets, The Grove in Wesley Chapel and the famous Shops at Wiregrass. Downtown Dade City offers a quaint southern charm style of shopping with unique boutiques and antique shops.
Extend your adventure with a weekend – or week long — stay on Florida’s Sports Coast. You can score the perfect room or suite at one of the region’s newly constructed hotels. Home to two of Florida’s Sports Coast’s most picturesque and playable golf courses, Saddlebrook is a luxurious resort that offers a wealth of amenities.
Easily accessed by major Florida thoroughfares like I-75 and I-275, Florida’s Sports Coast is a 90 minute drive from Orlando and only 30 minutes from Tampa.
Florida’s Sports Coast’s abundant outdoor adventures offer the perfect playing field to get out and enjoy nature. Let’s Play!