Top 10 Things to do in Odessa, United States

December 29, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Odessa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,173 at the 2000 census and more than doubled to 7,267 in 2010. Northwest of Tampa, Odessa had been an area of open spaces, ranching, and horse properties. More recently it has seen many suburban property developments as Tampa's population expands.
Restaurants in Odessa

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
1%
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. Painting with a Twist

8351 SR 54 Suite 112, Trinity, FL 34655 +1 727-376-1112
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 18 reviews

Painting with a Twist

Reviewed By jennifer g - Trinity, Florida

I have visited PWAT several times and each time has been awesome. You can plan an event like a Birthday and celebrate during an open class or reserve a room just for your group. The instructors are all very helpful and friendly. You can bring in food drinks including wine and beer and they provide the good music and fun while you paint. Its true that you dont have to be a good painter to have a great time.

3. John Chesnut Sr. Park

2200 E Lake Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34685-2001 +1 727-669-1951
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 350 reviews

John Chesnut Sr. Park

Reviewed By bryankatz - Tampa, Florida

This park has many diverse things to offer. The boat launch on Lake Tarpon gives you access to myriad water recreation types. But watch out for gators! Anyway, we've visited the playgrounds, wandered on the paths and boardwalks, and just hung out for a picnic at one of its many shelters. It's a beautiful park.

It also is the formal endpoint of the Pinellas Trail. You can get on your bike there and ride all the way down to Fort DeSoto. So many places to go.

Clean and well-maintained, it's worth a visit.

4. Old McMicky's Farm

9612 Crescent Dr, Odessa, FL 33556-4521 +1 813-920-1948
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Old McMicky's Farm

Great Family Fun! Old McMicky’s Farm is Florida’s most unique, fun and hands-on children's educational Farm and Beautiful Party location! Interactive Farm Tours with Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Milk a cow, catch a chicken, barn maze, baby barn, goats, pigs and much more – creating unforgettable memories the whole family will be talking about for a long time! The Farm also hosts the Best Kids’ Birthday Parties. Plus enjoy Beautiful Barn Weddings, Company Picnics, Private Parties and more at our picturesque, lakeside location! Walk-Ins Welcome! Group Tours & Field Trips available by reservation. BIRTHDAY PARTIES Give your child a one-of-a-kind, fun birthday party in Tampa – on the farm! Kids will have a blast during the hands-on educational tour at Old McMicky’s Farm – creating unforgettable memories they will be talking about for a long time! Kids will enjoy up-close experiences milking a cow, catching chickens, pony rides, hay ride, barn maze, pigs, goats and more – then walk over to our picturesque Red Barn or shaded picnic party area overlooking beautiful Crescent Lake to celebrate your child’s birthday with a pizza party! The Farm also hosts beautiful Barn Weddings, Company Picnics, Private Party Rentals and more on a beautiful 40 acre lake!

Reviewed By peterfrigate - Tampa, Florida

We drove out to this place on January 1. Neither their website nor their phone message indicated they were closed. When we got there, the gates were locked. Even then, there was no sign to indicate that the place was closed for the holidays. Sadly, we were not the only ones foolish enough to.drive to the farm. I saw two other cars arrive, sit at the gate for a moment, then drive away.

Needless to say, I can offer little information about the farm. My only recommendation is that people need to be cautious about this place when visiting during the holidays. If you are unsure if they are open, try calling. If all you get is a recording, assume they are closed.

5. 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.

6. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

10500 Wilderness Pkwy, New Port Richey, FL 34655-0001 +1 352-796-7211
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Reviewed By Les K - Palm Harbor

I took the kids there and they had a blast. They have a decent kids area. Hiking trail is nice and relaxing. You can go camping as well. I will definetly be bringing kids there alot more often.

7. The Eagles Golf Club

16101 Nine Eagles Dr, Odessa, FL 33556-2812 +1 813-920-6681
Excellent
26%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

The Eagles Golf Club

The Eagles Golf Club boasts a long, proud tradition as the standard of excellence for public access golf in the Tampa market and we are honored to preserve that legacy. The Eagles two championship golf courses, The Lakes and The Forest, offer our players distinctly different experiences at our location in the prestigious gated Eagles community.

Reviewed By Lexaqua - Odessa, Florida

I always enjoy my golf at Eagles. The course is relatively well maintained and usually not as crowded as similar quality courses closer to town. It is challenging for a player like me, but not so difficult that you want to open your wrists after 18. A bonus is that they provide free bottles of cold water. The golf shop staff is always friendly.

8. Fox Hollow Golf Club

10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy, Trinity, FL 34655-4634 +1 727-376-6333
Excellent
55%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Fox Hollow Golf Club

Reviewed By NavyCop7 - Tampa, Florida

Visited for lunch today and want very impressed. The wife ordered a medium cooked burger which came out well done and I ordered the fish and chips which was also overcooked. The staff didn't seem to concerned when we brought it to their attention. Doubt I will go back for food again.

9. TPC Tampa Bay

5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz, FL 33558-9233 +1 813-949-0090
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

TPC Tampa Bay

When architect Bobby Weed first surveyed the property for the design of TPC Tampa Bay, he chose a horse to be his all terrain vehicle across wetlands and open flats of native grasses. After moving hundreds of thousands of yards of dirt and adding 17 years of maturity for the native cypress, oaks and pines surrounding the wetlands and bunkers, TPC Tampa Bay has evolved into one of the most beautiful and exciting courses in Florida.Since being built in 1991, the facility has earned numerous accolades, including a four and a half star rating in Golf Digest’s Places to Play. It has annually been voted the top golf course in the Tampa Tribune’s Readers Choice Awards and has also been named the top golf facility in West Central Florida and one of the top five in the State by the readers of Florida Golf Magazine.TPC Tampa Bay was Recently Rated #13 Best Public Golf Facility by GolfWorld Magazine's 2010 Reader's Choice Poll.

Reviewed By Karen A

Not only is this golf course awesome so is the staff. You're greeted with friendly professional staff, great pro shop. The course always impeccable and challenging that's why it's called TPC even though I'm nothing but an average golfer. Great restaurant within called "Quattro", fabulous food with great views. Great for hosting parties.

10. Big Storm Brewing Co

2330 Success Dr, Odessa, FL 33556-3430 +1 727-376-2890
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Big Storm Brewing Co

Reviewed By Benjamin H

Stopped in twice when in the area for work. Good selection of dark beers. No food on site while I was there. The locals were nice, though some definitely hipsters, haha. Was disappointed that none of the t-shirts were available in most sizes.

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