Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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Palm Harbor, FL, USA

Palm Harbor vacation rentals

Florida Gulf coast living at its finest

Sandwiched between Lake Tarpon to the east and Saint Joseph Sound on the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Palm Harbor is the perfect upscale oasis for escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From championship golf, to mineral springs, to pristine sand beaches, the opportunities for relaxation are endless. For a taste of city life, historic downtown Palm Harbor offers up all the high-end shopping and dining you could want. Whether you prefer the salt air of the ocean or the thrill of freshwater fishing, a Palm Harbor vacation rental is a water lover's dream.

A posh paradise of boating, beaches, and the back nine

Golfers come from all around to experience Palm Harbor's top-notch courses. Dotted with historic buildings, Florida Avenue in the heart of downtown hosts numerous family-friendly festivals and craft fairs, including the annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival. For freshwater fishing, especially bass, you can't beat Lake Tarpon, which also offers boating, water skiing, and nearly any other water sport you can imagine (though alligators are known to frequent the waters, so save the swimming for the beaches). Soak up some sun and waves on the idyllic Gulf coast sands. Just don't forget the sunscreen.

A world of relaxation, from sunrise to sunset

If you like to pamper yourself (and who doesn't?), head to Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa for some premiere golf, or indulge in a tranquil massage or wellness treatment. You can even align your chakras at a yoga class or unleash your inner child on one of the water slides. For even more golf, try Tarpon Springs Golf Course. If wildlife is more your thing, you'll love visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium or the majestic felines at the Big Cat Rescue. For the perfect end to your day, take in the breathtaking sunset views at Pier 60 Park.

Soak up the sun and leave the coats at home

Simply put, Palm Harbor is a dream destination for the warm-blooded, with hot summers and mild winters. The sun can be intense, so be sure to pack the sunscreen, particular from June to September when the mercury soars into the 90s. You'll also want an umbrella, as passing showers are frequent during Florida summers. At a Palm Harbor vacation rental, you can leave all thoughts of snow behind, since even in the coldest months of December to February, the temperatures rarely even drop into the 40s at night (daytime highs are still in the 70s).

A watery wonderland, from freshwater fish to sandy sunsets

A Palm Harbor vacation rental puts you in the heart of a water lover's paradise, with the beautiful sands, sunsets, and waves of the Gulf of Mexico on one side, and the freshwater playground of Lake Tarpon on the other. You'll get some exercise if you explore on foot, since the area has more hills than you usually find in Florida. Just be on the lookout for alligators if you're getting your fresh air fix inland. For some sand-free relaxation, seek out one of the area's mineral springs.