Safety Harbor, FL, USA

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Safety Harbor, FL, USA

Safety Harbor vacation rentals

Enjoy an old town atmosphere in Safety Harbor

Safefy Harbor sits on a peninsula overlooking Tampa Bay and is perhaps best known for the its 1920s spa: a vast and lavish treatment center which has been officially designated a Historic Landmark. In its center, Main Street is flanked with old boutique shops and towering oaks. Here you can sit out in one of the pretty little cafes and people watch to your heart's content. In one of the many Safety Harbor vacation rentals, you can enjoy the quaint small town atmosphere, but the larger cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg are just a short distance away.

Sport fishing in Safety Harbor

A vacation in Safety Harbor is all about the outdoors. On the west side of the peninsula, you can spend days on Clearwater Beach, swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beachcombing for treasure, or renting a surfboard and hitting the waves. Sport fishing is popular in Florida and you can join daily charters to hook a mahi mahi, king mackerel, wahoo, or sailfish. Alternatively, you can board a sunset yacht cruise, followed by dolphins in your wake. Safety Harbor vacation rentals make it easy to indulge your outdoorsy passions in the Sunshine State.

Discover the Fountain of Youth

If you want to feel younger, then Safety Harbor might be your best bet. The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto thought he'd found the fountain of youth when he discovered the local natural springs on arriving in the 16th century. These fabled springs now feed the enormous 1920s Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, a Florida Heritage Landmark, which offers bubbling whirlpools and treatments including facials, hydrotherapy, body rubs, and massages. Here, you can indulge in a day of pampering and rejuvenation, making it a serene getaway for couples and honeymooners.

A year-round vacation destination

Safety Harbor has 2 main seasons that draw in the visitors. Between May and October, the subtropical weather is hot and humid, and most of the rain falls during this time. That said, the weather is perfectly suited to long, lazy days at the beach, cooling down in the ocean, and exploring the little boutiques and museums in nearby Tampa. Throughout the rest of the year, the temperature is dry, sunny, and bright, with winter attracting the snowbirds eager for some of that famous Florida sun.

Ocean bliss in Safety Harbor

When you stay in one of the Safety Harbor vacation rentals, you're never far away from the ocean. Walk along the trails in Phillipe Park overlooking Tampa Bay, or explore along Clearwater Beach where you can listen to the lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Just north of Safety Harbor is the beautiful freshwater Lake Tarpon, where you can fish from the banks or join the water sports on offer. Across the bay is Little Manatee River, where gentle sea cows frolic in the shallow tidal inlets.