The 10 Best Things to Do in Holiday, United States

January 31, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Holiday is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is a suburb of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 22,403 as of the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Holiday

1. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3416 +1 727-937-3540
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 190 reviews

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The present Cathedral was completed during WWII, in 1943. Much of the interior marble, including the iconostasis (icon screen), is from the Greek pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The Cathedral contains actual relics of St. Nicholas of Myra and is a point of pilgrimage for those who seek the intercessions of this most beloved of Christian saints. The Cathedral tower is the tallest architectural structure in Tarpon Springs and serves as the heart of the downtown and city. In the plaza to the north of the Cathedral is the famous "Cross Diver" statue which captures the pinnacle of the annual Epiphany Day (January 6) celebration for which the St. Nicholas Cathedral parish is known the world over. At the base of the statue are the names of young men - Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox Christian - who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II.

Reviewed By Palosgirl_10 - Palos Heights, IL

We have visited this Cathedral every time we visit Tarpon Springs, usually at least one time each year. We have been there when there hasn't been a service, so we have walked around looking at all the hand carved pieces and enjoyed the architecture. It is located just before you enter the busy area of Tarpon Springs, where all the shops and restaurants are located.

2. Anclote River Park

1119 Baillies Bluff Rd, Holiday, FL 34691-9749 +1 727-938-2598
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Anclote River Park

Reviewed By dragonflytw65 - Palm Harbor, Florida

We were staying at Hickory Point RV Park and went here several times during our stay to walk. It is a small park and each lap was less than a mile, but the views were nice and there was very little traffic.

3. Sims Park

6341 Bank St, New Port Richey, FL 34652 +1 727-841-4560
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Sims Park

Reviewed By FingerLakesTraveler1 - New York

This park has been nicely renovated with a splash area, exercise equipment, performance area, and plenty of places to sit and read. Good views of the river and an easy walk into NPR for ice cream or a meal.

4. Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Dr, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-2240
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Fred Howard Park

Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It's location provides access to the Gulf by a 1-mile long causeway. The white sandy beach is a popular swim area and also provides a perfect location to view spectacular sunsets.

Reviewed By cabbageroller - Dayton, Ohio

This is a very lovely place to visit! 5 dollar parking for all day. Plenty of kite surfers doing their thing, beach walkers to watch, but overall very quiet until sunset time. At sunset this is the perfect place to take a Spring Break picture so all your friends at home will be jealous! The drive to the park is beautiful but watch your speed. The breeze is heavenly! Must return here again!

5. Key Vista Nature Park

2700 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday, FL 34691
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Key Vista Nature Park

Reviewed By SharOnMader_13 - Fremont, Ohio

Remember to bring bug spray before taking the walk! Great views of the gulf along the boardwalk. The sand is like walking on a beach; so bring old walking shoes. $2 fee to park. Does have a look out tower for great views; so bring your camera!

6. Wall Springs Park

3725 Desoto Blvd, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 +1 727-582-2100
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Wall Springs Park

Reviewed By callcri - Weeki Wachee, Florida

A Nice Park with a Boardwalk and Lot of History

Off Palm Harbor Blvd, Alternate 19, is another fabulous Pinellas County Park, Wall Spring Park. The Park has 210 acres along the Gulf with historic fresh water springs, elevated observation tower, currently closed for ADA Ramp retrofit, picnic tables, pavilions that can be reserved, restrooms, paved and boardwalk nature trails. I remember the original observation tower that was destroyed by arson in 2013. It provided great Gulf vistas and overview of the entire park, I am glad it is coming back better than ever. The Park is open during daylight hours only. The history of the park fascinates me when I think about all the joy it gave to many generations since the turn of the century. It is great Pinellas County stepped up and saved the park for public use. As you stroll down the paved walkways and boardwalk and see the concrete structures and pools with the crystal clear, fresh water feed springs. I can imagine the people frolicking in the year round 74-degree fresh water, right next to the salty Gulf. There is no swimming now, the concrete pools and structures remain as a testimonial to the glory days of Wall Springs Park. There are many large fish that inhabit the old swimming pools that are fun to watch from the wooden boardwalk. Thanks to the historical research of the Park Commission the past is memorialized with photos and text that comes to life so you can understand it’s significance. I can picture the wood framed Bath House, the railroad that ran outside of the front entrance bringing guests, now the Pinellas Walking Trail and other Park structures that made this park a fantastic place for a large part of last century. For those riding to the park on a bicycle there are bike racks to lock up your bike while in the park.

Getting back to today the park has something for all ages, including pets. It’s a great place to walk your dog on a leash but remember to bring cleanup bags. There are four fishing piers, a large covered playground that you and the children will enjoy on hot sunny days and four shelters with tables and barbecue’s that can be reserved up to a year in advance. I have seen fishermen coming out with some nice large red fish that should make for a tasty dinner. The playground has a bunch of fun things for the children to play on and work off that excess energy. Nature lovers will enjoy the large population of wild birds and plants protected in the park. As you walk along the paths there are very interesting natural benches to sit and relax as you walk along the many paths in the park. There are several rest rooms very conveniently located throughout the park. The Park grounds and restrooms are always well maintained, keep very clean and safe. Parking is fabulous with huge paved parking lots and being almost hidden the Park is never crowed. All in all, a great place to bring the family for a day to enjoy the outdoors with the weather getting better every day.

7. Sunset Beach

1800 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

Sunset Beach

Reviewed By Donna M - Tampa, Florida, United States

A lovely peaceful beach. We go to the beach at least once a week and this was the first time here. The parking is free and there is plenty of it. Love the palms tress on the beach. Bring your own chairs and lunch. This reminds me of a beach from past times, quiet and serene.

8. Race to Escape

2435 US Highway 19, Suite 101, Holiday, FL 34691-3903 +1 727-940-6128
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Race to Escape

Race to Escape offers FIVE different exciting escape room experiences! Dauntless Kingdom, Biohazard Zombie, Sherlock, Area51 and White House down! Visit our website for videos. Stay after your escape room experience to dress up with room themed costumes and photo back drops for some great memory pictures!

Reviewed By Kelli P

I took my girls to this place and we had so much fun. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for something fun to do. It's unique, challenging, and the perfect team/family building activity.You have to go!!!

9. Absolute Florida Flats Fishing

1029 Baillies Bluff Rd, Anclote Village Marina, Holiday, FL 34691-9747
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Absolute Florida Flats Fishing

Captain Rich Knox has been featured on television channels and networks TNN, Sunshine, OLN Outdoors, NBC Channel 8 Catch of the Day and many local fishing shows. He has been featured in Florida Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Saltwater Angler, Gulf Coast Angler, Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Fisherman magazine, Sportfishing magazine, Masters’ of Snook Book, by famed outdoor writer Frank Sargeant, Suncoast Fisherman’s Guide, cover of Florida’s Best 100 Fishing Spots, as well as numerous radio talk shows and has won more than $290,000 in area flats and tarpon fishing charter tournaments with clients. Absolute Flats and Tarpon Fishing charters with Capt. Rich Knox gives you and your party an excellent, better than average chance to catch your trophy fish year round and getting 110% and 20 years of area knowledge.Start your day on the beautiful flats of the west central gulf coast of Florida on a Florida fishing charter with shallow, clean, clear calm waters teaming with and fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, speckled sea trout, cobia, mackerel, flounder and more with longtime local guide, Capt. Rich Knox. Novices to experienced anglers all receive personal instruction to get you started using top of the line conventional, light tackle spinning, plug or fly fishing gear and utilizing techniques, honed by a seasoned professional who is on these waters over 250 days a year with clients, guests and fishermen from all over the world, shared and explained in plain English.

Reviewed By Raymond R - Orlando, Florida

Went fishing with my family and capt. John Fischbach over the thanksgiving weekend. Stayed in shore because my cousins wife is 9 months pregnant so we had to maintain cell reception. Non the less best fishing trip ever. We caught 16 fish total between the 4 of us. Four different types of fish, Red drum, Jack, Snook, and Trout. Kept 11 of em. Captain John was hands down the best. His attitude kept a great atmosphere, the laughs were reeled in as much as the fish were, if not more. Some of the locals texted him and asked him what bait we were using because we were catching so many. They were jealous. So needless to say at this point if you want a good trip hit up Capt. John Fischbach.

10. James E Grey Preserve

Plathe Road, New Port Richey, FL
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

James E Grey Preserve

Reviewed By Lisa C

If seeing Florida in its purest state interests you more than theme parks, shopping and professional sports games, come to the James Grey Preserve. This beautiful tract of unadulterated Florida will give you the sense that you are in a completely different space than the touristy, kitschy places seen all over the Sunshine State. A boardwalk winds you through the wetlands. There are restrooms, picnicking areas and a place to launch your kayak. It is the perfect place to spend an hour or two with nature.

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