About Palm Harbor

Enjoy a taste of old Florida by visiting Palm Harbor.

It's been a popular vacation destination for years, and is only getting better with age. Book your Palm Harbor vacation rental with FlipKey today to see what all the hype is about!

About Palm Harbor, Florida

Just north of downtown St. Petersburg, lies Palm Harbor – a quaint small town with a lot to offer.

Enjoy strolling around and dipping in and out of the small independent stores and discovering more about this idyllic vacation spot.

It was first formed in 1865, and hasn't changed much since then. You can still see a few historic buildings dotted around the town.

It's known for the events it throws throughout the year. There are festivals and craft fairs, as well as 'Palm Harbor's First Friday' celebrations, which are held each month. See if you can catch one during your stay.

There are plenty of places to eat. But, being so close to the sea, you obviously have to try the seafood – it's absolutely delicious! The local clam chowder is a firm tourist favorite.

What to do

For a touch of nature, head to John Chesnut Sr. Park and H.S. Pop Stansell Park. They both have fantastic views of the ocean and lush, green parks. You could easily spend a day here just relaxing and soaking up the sun.

Palm Harbor is best known for the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. If golf’s your thing, go and enjoy the challenging course with fantastic views all the way round.

See the newly restored White Chapel building to understand what old Florida was like. It's now used for banquets, weddings and other special events.

If you want to cool off during your stay, you have several options. Bathe in the delightful mineral springs, or the comparatively warm ocean waters – it's up to you!

Top Palm Harbor travel tips

Rent a car to explore as much of the area as you can. Head to St Petersburg for slightly faster-paced nightlife.

If you're up for some action, head to the visitors’ center and find out what activities are on offer in the surrounding area. They'll be able to give you great advice, and maybe even a discount or two.

However, if you enjoy relaxing on the seafront (who doesn't?) just stretch out at your beachfront villa and soak up the sun. Take a dip in the water to cool off, then start all over again. It’s absolute bliss!

Head to Palm Harbor for a peaceful retreat from the real world, and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle. Start your trip today by booking your Palm Harbor vacation rental on FlipKey.