Just 45 minutes north of St. Petersburg and found along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, Tarpon Springs was named for the fish found in abundance in nearby waters. But it also is known as the “sponge capital of the world,” and for its 51 miles of waterfront allure. In addition, its charming downtown center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to the Historic District can stroll along brick streets while browsing in art galleries, antiques stores, and specialty shops housed in buildings dating from the late 1800s. For the culturally-minded, the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts and Cultural Centers offer theater, art and historical exhibits, concerts, and other quality programs.


  • Fred H Howard Park
  • Bayside Picnicking
  • Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
  • Greek Fishing Village
  • Sponge Docks & Tours
  • Historical Downtown District of Tarpon Springs
  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium
  • Dolphin Deep Sea Fishing
  • Dodecanese Blvd
  • Sun Line Cruises
  • Sunset Beach
  • Tarpon Springs Splash Park
  • Whitcomb Bayou
  • Safford House Museum
  • Castle Winery
  • Many Fine Restraurants