Pinellas County is a county located on the west central coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Pinellas has a wide range of things to see and do, below we are going to share a few of the things we enjoy about Pinellas County.
John’s Pass and Village
John’s pass was created by a hurricane back in September of 1948, a pirate made the first passage through the newly created pass, and it was named after him John’s Pass. This is a quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village with over 100 merchants filled with shopping, a wide variety of restaurants, a local fishing fleet, and many different adventures and excursions.
Check out John’s Pass and Village at https://johnspass.com
This a great venue that is home to the Tampa Bay Rays. It is the only year-round indoor venue in MLB. We love going to the ray’s game the temperature is always cool and no need for sunscreen. Take me out to the ball game!
Learn more about Tropicana Field at https://www.mlb.com/rays/ballpark
Fort Desoto Park
This is a great place to spend the day fishing, swimming, building sandcastles, soaking up the sun, bird watching, kayaking (saw manatees and dolphins when I kayaked there), walk thru the museum and there it even a fort that you can explore. If you desire to spend more time, you can even camp there on the water. Concession stands and a park store is also available inside Fort Desoto. There is a small fee to cross the bridge to enter the park.
Explore Fort Desoto Park at https://www.pinellascounty.org
Sand Key Beach
Here you will find all sorts of amenities needed for a great family day. Beach cabanas, umbrellas, restrooms, concession stand, and they also have beach wheelchairs that float in the water (free of charge). Spend the day then stay around to watch the beautiful sunset.
Check out Sand Key Beach at https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com
Pier 60 Clearwater Beach
Pier 60 Clearwater Beach features a 1,080-foot fishing pier and recreational park, with a bait house, telescopes and six covered pavilions. The Pier 60 bait house offers a complete line of fishing tackle, T-shirts, souvenirs, drinks, and snacks, as well as rental equipment, a full line of bait and a staff that is knowledgeable and eager to assist. Parents (and kids) will love the well-equipped playground, one of largest beach playgrounds on the Gulf, which provides hours of fun for the little ones. “Sunsets at Pier 60,” a Clearwater Beach tradition, offers a variety of crafts and entertainment from 6 – 9 p.m. each night.
Learn more about Pier 60 at https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com
Dunedin Historical Society and Museum
Dunedin Museum contains approximately 2,000 artifacts, 2,500 photographs, and a library containing 200 volumes of local and Florida history. Included in the collection is an electronic archive of the Dunedin Times Newspaper, from 1924 through 1965. Permanent exhibit segments feature statewide topics such as the railroad and citrus industries. Regional topics include Dunedin’s multicultural origins, our pioneering families, sports history of Dunedin, industries in Dunedin, development of the alligator tank used by the U.S. Marines during WWII in the Pacific.
Explore the museum at https://www.dunedinmuseum.org/
PENNY LANE, Beatles Museum!
Get up close and personal with authentic Beatles memorabilia and personal at personal affects at Penny Lane Beatles Museum. Take a walk around Beatle Mania memory lane.
Check out Penny Lane at https://www.facebook.com/DunedinBeatles
This is something a little different then the normal adventure you may find out and about. Hula hoop dancing classes on the beach. Fun times for a girl’s night out.
Get your hoop on at http://surfsidehooping.com/
Wrought Iron Arts
Wrought Iron Arts is a metal art school in Historic Downtown Largo Florida. The studio’s mission is to create awareness on the lost Art of Blacksmithing by offering blacksmith and welding classes to students wanting to learn this wonderful art form and keep this art form alive for future generations. You can take a personalized day of one-on-one instructions and make your own knife or 2D metal art.
Learn more about Wrought Iron Arts at https://wroughtironarts.wordpress.com/
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek Restaurants, Markets, and Bakeries in the Country. Come spend the day shopping, exploring, and going on a boat to watch a sponge diver.
Explore the sponge docks at https://spongedocks.net/
Pinellas county is quite vast, the above adventures are just a drop in the bucket of all the amazing things one can see and do in Pinellas County Florida. The above descriptions were all found on the internet in various places, please visit the websites to check hours of operation and pricing. Now go have fun exploring Pinellas County Florida.