At the northern end of the Tampa Bay area, beautiful Pasco County is close to major cities but far from the hustle and bustle. Visit Pasco and enjoy Florida the way it used to be. Acres of pristine wilderness with biking, hiking and canoeing trails. Historic downtowns with fine restaurants and antique shops and dozens of family-oriented activities and sporting events year 'round. Pasco County is home to world-class tennis and golf resorts, including Saddlebrook Resort & Spa, one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 and Lake Jovita, the Florida course that plays like North Carolina.
Enjoy cultural treasures, such as the Historic Courthouse, built in 1909 in beautiful downtown Dade City and the Pioneer Florida Museum, home to period buildings dating to 1878. Experience historic walking tours of downtown New Port Richey, boat tours of the Pithlachascotee River and trolley tours in downtown Dade City. See the World War II Barracks Museum in Zephyrhills, the St. Leo Abbey & Grotto in St. Leo and an original "Cracker House'' in Holiday. Camp at Starkey Wilderness Park, cast your fishing line at Anclote River Park, paddle a kayak at Werner Boyce Salt Spring State Park. Hike the Suncoast Trail, visit spots along the Great Florida Birding Trail or charter a deep sea fishing excursion.
From the beaches on the Gulf Coast to scenic rivers like the Withlacoochee in the east to one of the world's premier drop zones at Skydive City, Pasco has something for everyone. See local and national acts perform at the Show Palace in Hudson and historic Richey Suncoast Theater in New Port Richey. Savor locally-made wines at the Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes. Enjoy dozens of unique festivals, including Chasco Fiesta in New Port Richey and the Kumquat Festival in Dade City.