For many, business has paused or pivoted. For others, recent months presented an opportunity to open up and introduce themselves. Here is a round-up of some exciting new places to go and things to do around Florida’s Adventure Coast.
The New Brooksville Welcome Center
205 East Fort Dade Avenue
The new Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee Welcome Center is now open. In the heart of downtown Brooksville, adjacent to Hernando Park with its distinctive Bandshell stage, the tranquil shady location is near unique shopping, dining and museums. It is also the first stop on the new Florida Mermaid Trail. Visit the Welcome Center Monday through Friday 10:00am-5:00pm.
The Bean Barn
15270 Cortez Boulevard
Buy yourself a hot brew at a new drive through in Brooksville. Strategically located in a small traffic triangle between Wiscon and Cortez Boulevard, just east of the Suncoast Parkway, the Bean Barn offers a variety of traditional coffees, espressos and house specialties. In addition to finely roasted coffees, The Bean Barn now proudly offers Donut King donuts. Open at 5:30 am Monday through Friday and 7:00 am Saturday and Sunday, a stop at The Bean Barn will start your day off right.
Bottom Time Charters Dive Shop
4090 Shoal Line Boulevard
Hernando Beach, 34607
Learn to fly underwater as a scuba diver or snorkeler. Shop for scuba equipment and book a dive or snorkeling trip with Bottom Time Charters in Hernando Beach. Not scuba certified? Browse a wide selection of NAUI-instructed dive courses from Beginner to Advanced. Rent tanks and gear and join guided dives at popular sites. Inquire about scalloping, spearfishing trips and sunset cruises.
Chinsegut Hill Historic Site
22495 Chinsegut Hill Road
History enthusiasts are elated to visit Chinsegut Hill Museum. Newly opened as part of the Tampa Bay History Center, this stately manor house is brimming with artifacts and rich history. After extensive site research, the Smithsonian Affiliate and American Alliance of Museums-accredited institution has developed historic markers and other interpretive elements to share with the public. Plan a guided tour of this 1845-era home that once hosted such luminaries as Thomas Edison, Helen Keller and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, among others.
Extreme Kids MX Club
16219 Citrus Way
Get the kids dirty and grinning while burning some energy at Extreme Kids MX Club. Find this off-road racetrack just for children in the Brooksville countryside. This family-friendly facility is a safe place for kids to practice dirt bike riding with lots of seat time. Call and ask about club membership and camps. Extreme Kids MX Club has tracks for beginner riders to advanced level.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Brooksville Suncoast Parkway
14082 Cortez Boulevard
This newly constructed hotel near the Suncoast Parkway measures up to the high standards of the Marriott brand. The four story, 72-room hotel offers spacious guest room and suite options convenient to highways, shopping and local attractions. At Fairfield Inn & Suites, rest assured during COVID-19 with contactless services and their published Committed to Clean promise.
Flippin Out Vintage
103 South Saxon Avenue
Drop in to the new Flippin Out Vintage shop and say hello to Kitty the house cat. See how vintage and antique furniture is transformed using high quality products and specialized techniques. An official Dixie Belle Paint distributor, the shop owner is delighted to deliver free technique instruction with paint purchase.
The Lazy Lizard Hernando Beach
3192 Shoal Line Boulevard
Hernando Beach, 34607
Dine outside by the water at the new Lazy Lizard in Hernando Beach. Savor tasty casual meals and classic cocktails while watching a Gulf of Mexico sunset. Look over the railing at fish, turtles and frequent sightings of Buddy the Gator. Weekends feature a range of talented musicians performing live on the outdoor deck.
Lead Foot City
17109 Old Ayers Road
Channel your inner performance driver and let those tires squeal in the burn out and drift zone at Lead Foot City. Plan to visit the new place for all things automotive. Lead Foot City is described as an adventureland for car enthusiasts. This sprawling 65 acre attraction is the site of monthly car meets and super swaps, auto shows, Monster Transmission and some of the top brands in the automotive aftermarket. Future plans include a drag strip, an autocross track, an indoor event hall and even a four thousand seat amphitheater.
Light Lines & Good Times Fishing Charters
Plan a trip with Capt. Ozzie to enjoy amazing skinny water adventures. Skinny water fishing out of Bayport can produce some big fish, including redfish, snapper, snook along with many others. Ask about scalloping, sunset cruises and eco-tours too.
Manatee SUP Adventures
Weeki Wachee, 34607
At Manatee SUP Adventures choose from a variety of inspiring locations for yoga classes taught be certified PaddleFit coaches. Gather for SUP Beach Yoga at Pine Island or on the emerald waters of the Weeki Wachee River. Combine your curiosity and love of nature with a guided Stand Up Paddleboard eco-adventure. Choose among Weeki Wachee, Bayport or Pine Island SUP eco-tours. For something even more unique, consider booking a Night SUP eco-adventure along the sandy mangrove-rimmed saltmarsh.
Panbanged Knits & Fiber Shoppe
100 S. Main Street
Express your creativity and pursue a new passion at Panbanged Knits & Fiber Shoppe in downtown Brooksville. Not only will you find top quality specialty yarn brands, you can also explore a palette of unique specialty dyes. Check out their spectrum of cool canine-inspired colors, for example. For aspiring and established fiber artists, join monthly crochet and knit-alongs. Classes are small to provide plenty of personalized support and fun.
Reel Shallow Inshore Adventures
The clear shallow waters of Florida’s Adventure Coast are prime property for reeling in some big fish. Contact Captain Gary about booking a fishing trip with the new Reel Shallow Inshore Adventures.
Spa 105 on Main
105 North Main Street
Book a session with owner and experienced Esthetician Patience Pecoraro and your skin will be glad you did. Browse an extensive menu of relaxing and rejuvenating services such as facials, dermabrasion, waxing, collagen induction therapy and more. Enjoy exceptional service, a relaxing environment and high quality products.
Spring Hill Souvenirs & More
1219 Kass Circle
Spring Hill, 34606
Entering Spring Hill Souvenirs & More feels like being on vacation. Browse an ever-changing inventory of souvenirs and gifts. Find beach towels and pool decor items to boost that staycation feel. Wind chimes, shells and beach-themed products are plentiful and just perfect for decorating and gift-giving.
SSG Recreation, Discover Weeki Wachee
6401 Shoal Line Boulevard
Spring Hill, 34607
Introducing SSG Recreation, a brand new kayak outfitter for beautiful Adventure Coast waterway exploration. Rent kayaks by the hour and launch from your choice of Linda Pedersen Park, Jenkins Creek Park, Bayport Park, Alfred McKethan/Pine Island or Rogers Park. SSG Recreation staff will see you off with a fresh, clean kayak, paddle and life jacket. They will pick you up at any park you pre-arrange. Coming soon: a weekend shuttle service operating continuously from park to park with stops at local eateries as well. Pay one low price and ride all day! Shuttles will feature extensive disinfection and sanitation measures for customer safety.
The Teal Plank Workshop
5 North Main Street
Tap into your creative wood and paint side at The Teal Plank Workshop in Brooksville. The Teal Plank puts the delight into DIY with exciting projects and ways to craft them. Participate in a Public or Farmhouse Furniture Workshop, book a Private Workshop or DIY at Home. Perfect for team building or a Girls Night Out, The Teal Plank Workshop is a fun way to create custom décor. Choose from hundreds of designs, 28 paint colors, stains and antiquing wax to make your project one-of-a-kind.
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