Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Destination Pasco: Discover the Hot Spots in Your Own Back Yard

When your job is to promote tourism in Pasco County, invariably some wise guy will ask, "Tourism in Pasco? What on earth is there for a tourist to do in Pasco County?" Anyone asking that question simply hasn't been paying attention.

Where else can you step out of a plane at 13,000 feet one day and recharge at a world-class resort and spa the next? Paddle your canoe past homes once owned by Hollywood starlets in the morning and dive for sunken treasure in the afternoon? Only in Pasco can you tour what was once the largest citrus packinghouse in the world or visit a tiny town also known as "Kumquat Capital of the World."

At the Pasco Office of Tourism, our job is to draw attention to all of the unique attractions that make our area such a great alternative to the typical theme park experience. In "Adventures of a Pasco Tourist," we will highlight the best of what this part of the Suncoast has to offer, from strolling for antiques in historic downtown Dade City to scoping out the baby bald eagles and black-bellied plovers at Anclote River Park.

For this first installment, check out Pasco County's mention on a list of unique or quirky things to do in Florida. Sky Dive City in Zephyrhills was chosen as one of only 20 destinations profiled as part of Visit Florida's "Been There, Haven't Done That" campaign. View the entire list at http://visitflorida.com/beenthere

Until next time, happy travels and please send your ideas and suggestions for our next great Pasco Adventure! Email us at tourism@pascocountyfl.net or call the office at 727-847-8129.


Lynne Desterre said...

Amy, this is a terrific blog! I would have expected no less from you - keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Launch your choice of paddle powered vessels at New Port Richey's Francis Avenue Park and go up the Cotee River for some pristine views and/or down for a variety of interesting man made encounters. It's great outdoor exercise and a great time on the water either way.

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