"Enjoy the Safety Harbor Walking Historical or Food Tours" for a delicious sampling of local cuisine. Stroll downtown for a delightful "Third Friday Music Series" on Main Street, as well as the Sunday Market on Main. The newly constructed boardwalk along Tampa Bay's shore and restored wetlands is an enjoyable educational walk. Rental bicycles available locally.
Numerous specialty Shoppe’s and boutiques are located directly on Main Street, together with antique stores, caterers, specialty consignment shop, bakery, book store, realtors, beauty salons and our library. Several spas offer the ultimate in relaxation with aromatherapy, massages, specialty wraps and hydrotherapy. Art galleries welcome your visit.
Walk to outdoor cafes with local meat and seafood specialties, French delicacies, tapas, craft beers and world wines, coffee shops, pies and cupcakes. Chain restaurants within 10 minutes’ drive.
Within a short driving distance is Ruth Eckerd Hall, The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Ybor City in Tampa, the new International Mall and local dinner theaters. We would be happy to assist you with arranging performance tickets. Ethnic Tarpon Springs is nearby, as well as Busch Gardens, downtown St. Petersburg’s museums, Florida State Fair.
Walk to City marina activities including fishing, jogging and walking, bicycles and kayaks for rent. Golf courses and driving ranges nearby. 15 minutes to beaches and Honeymoon Island.
The Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History, located on a Tocobaga Indian shell mound on the shore of Old Tampa Bay, was established in 1970 and offers an opportunity to trace the history of Safety Harbor from prehistoric to modern times. Knowledgeable docents are available for hosting and prearranged fully guided tours.
During the Florida land boom in the 1920s, the first grand pavilion was built on the bay, but the pier was wiped out by a hurricane in 1920. Today’s pier offers day and night strolling and fishing, with chance sightings of dolphin, manatee and horseshoe crabs.
Because growth was dormant from the onset of the Depression until the end of the Vietnam War, its environment was not devastated and the waterfront remained undisturbed, and today harbors numerous shorebirds including cranes, pelicans, ibis and spoonbills.
The recently completed fountain depicting water birds in flight highlights the City Marina, boat ramp, and Veterans Memorial park. The downtown gazebo is a site of community parties, festivals and weddings.