30 miles to the south, off US 19, is Tarpon Springs, where Greek eateries line the waterfront; a legacy of the Greek sponge divers who settled there in the early 1900s.

To the south, about an hour and a half away on US 19 or toll road SR 589 Suncoast Parkway, are the lovely beaches at Clearwater and Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. Cruise ships go to Caribbean destinations from the Port of Tampa.

Further afield, eastwards via SR 50 and 27, are the main Orlando theme park attractions including Disney World, MGM Studios, Wet and Wild, Universal Studios and Sea World. Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral is a must.