Vacation Rentals in Tarpon Springs
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Highlights Tarpon Springs
- Beachside rentals
- Outdoor adventures
- Family getaway
- Nature trails
- Sports destination
- Hiking trails
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Vacation rentals in Tarpon Springs
Organize your next vacation in the gorgeous city of Tarpon Springs. This beautiful city is filled with all types of cultures, especially having a huge population of Greek Americans, and it's situated right by the sea. The city is located just 30 miles from downtown Tampa, 45 minutes from St. Petersburg and just along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. The city was named for the fish found in abundance on the coast of this city. However, Tarpon Springs is also known as the "sponge capital of the world." The downtown area of Tarpon District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and there you will be able to find cobblestone streets filled with art galleries, antique stores, and boutiques inside of buildings that date back to the 1800s.Vacation Rentals in Tarpon Springs
The rental properties you will be able to choose from in Tarpon Springs are many and all unique. Being located on the coast, you can remain assured that plenty of rental properties will have a delightful view for you to enjoy. Imagine spending the afternoon sunbathing at the public access beach right outside of your front door. Spend your day swimming in your private pool or having a barbecue with friends in your garden. These are just some of the opportunities granted to you with a rental property in Tarpon Springs.
Vacations in Tarpon Springs
The area and getting around
The city of Tarpon Springs is closely located in Tampa and St. Petersburg, two major cities in Florida. There are plenty of transportation methods you can pick from to make your journey to Tarpon Springs. You may choose to take a charter bus to a major city in Florida and then a regional bus to Tarpon Spring. You may also drive into the city with the US Highway 19 which will give you a stunning view of the outskirts of Florida. On the other hand, if you wish to fly to your destination then you will find that St. Petersburg Airport or the Tampa airports are the best choices.Where to eat in Tarpon Springs
The city has a large Greek community, therefore you will be able to find plenty of delicious Greek restaurants in the surroundings. However, if you wish to enjoy some traditional American cuisine then do not worry because there will be many choices available for you. Head over to Rusty Bellies Waterfront Grill if you want to have some delicious fresh seafood. In this casual restaurant, you will be offered fresh-catch dishes with the view of a stunning waterfront sunset. On the other hand, for some delicious Greek food go to Hellas Restaurant & Bakery. You will find this family-friendly eatery located in the center of the city and its menu is filled with authentic Greek dishes and pastries.
Travelers and activities
Being located by the water and near stunning natural landscapes, you will be able to find plenty of ways to explore the great outdoors while in Tarpon Springs. Spend a sunny day at the beach while visiting the area. Sunset Beach is one of the best public beaches in the 50 miles of waterfront land area. Here you will be able to swim in the clear and shallow waters, play volleyball on the beach, as well as sunbathe on the soft white sand. If you wish to take a hike while in the area, check out the Pinellas Trail. This 40-mile trail features a lake, lots of artistic spots and is good for all skill levels.Tarpon Springs for family activities
There are plenty of activities to enjoy all together if you are visiting Tarpon Springs with your family. Take a cruise on board the Spongeorama which will take you across the Gulf of Mexico to arrive at the Anclote State Preserve to observe dolphins, manatees and birds. Another great choice to observe sea creatures is visiting the Tarpon Spring Aquarium. Here you will be able to pet pythons and alligators, check out their interactive tide-pool where the starfish and horseshoe crabs live, as well as see real-life sharks.
Did you know that Tarpon Springs is still the world's largest producer of natural sponges?
Top 5 travel tips for Tarpon Springs
One of the most famous locations in Tarpon Springs is the Sponge Docks. Here you will be able to discover the history of the city by learning all about the sponge business that put this city on the map.2. Tarpon Springs Wildlife Tour
Explore Florida’s Gulf Coast aboard a vessel. With this tour, you will be able to spot from manatees and sea turtles to predatory birds.3. Leepa-Rattner Museum
Learn more about art while visiting Tarpon Springs. This museum features one of the area’s most impressive collections of contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries.4. Tarpon Springs Historic District
If you are looking for a more relaxing activity to do, head to this area. Here you will be able to walk through historic buildings while also taking the chance to go shopping.5. Anclote Key State Park Lighthouse
Located just a few miles away off of the coast, you will be able to find this lighthouse. Created in the late 19th century, this area has a park where you can go bird watching, swim and sunbathe.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Tarpon Springs
On average, how much do vacation rentals in Tarpon Springs cost?
Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $301 per night.
What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Tarpon Springs?
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your visit to Tarpon Springs, travel in September ($275 per night on average), May ($278), or January ($284), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When does the price of vacation rentals in Tarpon Springs go up the most?
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Tarpon Springs, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, October, November and March, with average prices per night of $355, $319, and $313, respectively.
Is Tarpon Springs a good location for a last-minute getaway?
You should book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Tarpon Springs, as only 11% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
September, October and November are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with an average availability of 27%, 26%, and 22%. However, even during these periods of time, when the availability is the highest, the average is just 25%. So we highly recommend you always book your vacation early Tarpon Springs.
How many rentals are there in Tarpon Springs?
Holidu has 60 vacation rentals in Tarpon Springs, provided by 2 different partners.