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See another side to Florida in New Port Richey

If you're looking for a taste of small-town America with a dash of Gulf panache courtesy of the Sunshine State, then you probably couldn't do better than New Port Richey. With its chilled-out riverside center and wealth of Tex-Mex and BBQ bars all lining up along the quaysides, it throbs to the tunes of Southern jazz and the slosh of Cuba Libre cocktails. What’s more, it's just a short jaunt from here to the cotton-white beaches of the Mexican Gulf, and all the historic attractions of Tampa city, meaning New Port Richey vacation rentals might just be the perfect choice this season.

Things to do

Palm-spotted parks and Tampa history in New Port Richey

New Port Richey's main attractions are its lovely parks, such as Sims Park and the James E Grey Preserve, and the riverbanks of the Pithlachascotee as they weave and wind past the shops of Main Street. However, there are plenty of other active pursuits on offer in the surrounding area, from the wild lagoons of the Robert Crown Wilderness to the birding hotspots of Pasco Palms. What's more, the historic redbrick cigar factories, old Cuban depots, city museums, and rattling trams of Tampa's famous Ybor City are under an hour away – perfect for that fix of local heritage.


Lazy life on the river of New Port Richey

New Port Richey is brimming with parks and urban green spaces. That means long and lazy days of flitting between the riverside bars along the banks of the Pithlachascotee, shopping down leafy Main Street, or wandering the shaded groves of Sims Park. And if you've been lucky enough to get New Port Richey vacation rentals close to the palm-sprouting islands of Oyster Creek, you can also look forward to shimmering white beaches and outdoorsy explorations through the wetlands, bayous, riverbanks, and flooded forests of the Werner-Boyce Salt Springs.


Hot summers and mild winters in New Port Richey

Like in the rest of sub-tropical Florida, the mercury cranks up to peaks of 90 degrees in the hot and humid summer months between June and August in New Port Richey. That might be okay if you're just looking to splash around the Gulf beaches, but it’s not great for relaxing on the riversides of the Pithlachascotee. That's why so many folk opt to search for New Port Richey vacation rentals in the winter and spring, when vacationers come to the Sunshine State for the long, dry, warm days and the lively Chasco Fiesta erupts along the banks.

Natural features

Bayous and beaches galore in New Port Richey

As the Pithlachascotee River winds its way through the heart of New Port Richey, it offers up oodles of opportunities to get on the waterways that shoot like capillaries through this part of the Sunshine State. You can drift out to the wetland parks of the Robert Crown Wilderness to spot raptors between the salt marshes, or go to the brackish lagoons of the Werner-Boyce reserve that lurk to the north – a patchwork of misty bayous and empty islands. And then there are the powdery sands of the Gulf coast, going from appropriately named Clearwater to glimmering Hernando Beach.

How to get there

Traveling to and around New Port Richey

Fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), the closest airport, located 21.9 mi (35.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), which is 23.8 mi (38.3 km) away.

Where to stay around New Port Richey?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 783 vacation rentals near New Port Richey. From 468 Houses to 191 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Port Richey for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to New Port Richey?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Port Richey:

  • Gulf Harbors: 104 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Harbors Woodlands: 60 vacation rentals
  • Sea Colony: 45 vacation rentals
  • New Port Richey Estates: 15 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Landings: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to New Port Richey?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New Port Richey. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rasmussen College New Port Richey - West Pasco Campus: 1,147 vacation rentals
  • Green Key Beach: 1,443 vacation rentals
  • Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park: 1,223 vacation rentals
  • Robert K Rees Memorial Park: 1,435 vacation rentals
  • Summertree Golf Course: 868 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Port Richey listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Port Richey?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 468 Houses in New Port Richey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Port Richey include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 191 rentals available
  • Villas: 21 rentals available
  • Cottages: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Port Richey?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 412 vacation rentals with pool available in New Port Richey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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