There are many chain restaurants in the county, as well as some unique and amazing restaurants in the area. The historic Columbia Restaurant In Ybor City, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Burns in Tampa are excellent, albeit pricey, choices. We LOVE our local Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant.
There is an assortment of small honky-tonks, sports bars, pubs like the Red Mule, and even the nightlife of Ybor City in Tampa.
A personal favorite is Mallie Kyla's, a little cafe acclaimed
There are outlet malls in Orlando and Ellenton, International Plaza in Tampa, and local shopping opportunities as well. For some antique shopping, go spend a day in Micanopy, Dade City, or at Renningers Antiques and Flea Market in Mount Dora.
Bit of culture
The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center offers amazing Broadway-quality shows. Catch a Cirque de Soleil performance in Orlando, have a fun-filled evening at Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Theater, or catch a Comedy Club performance. There are fine art museums, such as the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota and the Dali museum in St. Petersburg.
Walks in the park
Tom Varn Park has a walking trail, baseball fields, and a park play area for the children. McKethan Lake Nature Trails, a part of Florida’s third-largest state forest comprising 157,479 acres and spanning four counties, offers a 2-mile loop with numerous interpretive signs. For a longer, multiday hike in the Withlacoochee State Forest, there is the 40-mile Citrus Perimeter Loop.
Spot of exercise
We have a gym and golf course here at our neighborhood clubhouse. There are numerous other golf courses nearby, most notably World Woods Golf Course, Florida's Only 5 Star Public Golf Course, and selected as one of the top ten
Disney,Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and the beaches are the most obvious choices, as are the many water parks like Buccaneer Bay, Aquatica, and Adventure Island. There are also some more unusual and/or "Old Florida" attractions like