New Port Richey, FL, USA

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New Port Richey, FL, USA

New Port Richey vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.