Safety Harbor Limo Service

Safety Harbor, Pinellas County FL

What Makes Safety Harbor Special

Incorporated in 1917, Safety Harbor is located on the west side of Tampa Bay. The actual harbor, which is almost land-locked, is the far northwestern extension of Tampa Bay.

To fully appreciate of how old this area is you need to go back to prehistoric times. Artifacts have been found as recently as 2008 that date back at least 6,000 years. Natives in the area during the time of Spanish exploration were the Tocobaga people, known for constructing ceremonial mounds used to bury their dead. Most have been destroyed, though one is still visible and appropriately marked in Philippe Park. There are others, but they have been covered over by sediment and time to the point of being invisible to the naked eye.

downtown safety harbor gazebo

Downtown Safety Harbor Gazebo

It is a small city with only a little over 17,000 full time residents as of the year 2000 and covers an area of 4.3 sq. miles. It offers a quaint feeling of antiquity combined with the newness and vitality of Pinellas County. Downtown Safety Harbor has the quintessential small town feel as it stretches 1 mile through the heart of town.

Here you will find the historic Espiritu Santo Springs, or “Springs of the Holy Spirit”. This is a natural mineral spring discovered by Hernando de Soto in 1539, who like Ponce de Leon, was searching for the “Fountain of Youth”. And, the world renowned Safety Harbor Spa where people come to soak in the relaxation and feel of home town Florida.

Hotels

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa (4 Stars)
105 North Bayshore Dr
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 726-1161

http://www.safetyharborspa.com/

safety harbor spa limousine

Limo Service from Tampa Airport to Safety Harbor Spa

One of the best full service spas in the world. Huge 50,000 sq ft. spa and fitness center, newly renovated in 2012. Complete convention and meeting services. Huge rooms with balconies and a view of the water. Facilities include the spa & pool area (3 pools), 2 Jacuzzis, a steam room, and sauna. It also has an area for exercise classes and a weight room. The staff will go out of their way to please you. When you go, go in style! Chauffeured Transportation Services provides world class limo service to Safety Harbor Spa. Schedule here

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Oldsmar (4 ½ stars)
3990 Tampa Rd
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(813) 854-5080

Within close proximity to downtown Safety Harbor. Friendly and courteous staff. Exceptionally clean rooms. Continental breakfast. Larger rooms with a mini-kitchen. Free WiFi. Computers and printers in the lobby. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, you’ve come to the right place. Very reasonably priced.

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Oldsmar (4 stars)
4014 Tampa Rd
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(813) 925-8887

Literally minutes away from downtown Safety Harbor. This hotel is kept spotless and in comparison to other Marriotts, many reviews single this one out as being one of the best. Elegant and luxurious rooms, sparkling pool, and a weight room are all impressive features. The Applebee’s right next door is very popular with its guests.

Restaurants

Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar (4 ½ stars)
2548 Mcmullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 724-4228

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Wine Bars

From the food, to the decor and atmosphere, this eatery is 100% Mediterranean. The Mezze Platter appetizer consists of muhammarra, edamame hummus, goat cheese, stuffed peppers, crispy fried feta, marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and grilled pita. It’s enough for a full course meal by itself, but leave room. There is quite a selection of main dishes to choose from all prepared with an attention to detail you just don’t find. Excellent service. Terrific assortment of wines.

Pico Rojo Rotisserie (4 ½ Stars)
2475 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 474-3826

Cuisine: Ethnic, Latin American

If you like Latin food, you’ll love Pico Rojo Rotisserie. One of the better ethnic eateries in the Tampa Bay area and it’s only minutes away from downtown Safety Harbor. All fresh, healthy, and natural ingredients, free of hormones & preservatives. The aroma of rotisserie chicken as you walk through the door is unmistakable and will have you saying “Ahhhh…” Super friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. Exceptional value for this wonderful Latin dining experience.

Southern Fresh (4 ½ Stars)
122 3rd Ave N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 216-6341

Cuisine: Southern

Can you say “Homemade”? Yes, everything is that fresh at Southern Fresh. What’s offered is a down home feel from the decor and popular wooden porch seating, to the friendly courteous service. Dish selections include pan-fried chicken; half of a rotisserie chicken; sliced slow-roasted pork; and herb-marinated grilled salmon. Everything comes with your choice of sides which includes collard greens, southern-style green beans, home-style mashed potatoes and gravy, and roasted seasonal veggies. You will also have your choice of homemade banana pudding or strawberry shortcake. Great food, great service, at a great price. What’s not to like?

Green Springs Bistro (4 stars)
156 4th Ave N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 669-6762

Cuisine: American (New)

This is a nice casual dining experience with a pianist in the main dining room adding considerable ambiance. If you are a vegetarian there is a lot to choose from. The shrimp and grits are quite popular. But no matter what you order, be it the blue crab stuffed Portobello or the roasted duck breast; rest assured it will be well prepared and delicious. This is truly one to remember.

Parks

Philippe Park (5 stars)
2525 Philippe Pkwy
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

philippe park safety harbor

Philippe Park Safety Harbor

This is a beautiful tree-lined park. Very relaxing atmosphere. It’s a perfect place to bring the family, park the car and take a nice long walk or bike ride.

Veteran’s Memorial Marina Park (5 stars)
110 Veterans Memorial Ln
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

You simply cannot get more serene than Veteran’s Memorial Marina Park. It is a well maintained small park with a fishing pier and picnic shelters. There is also a boat launch. The waterfront views of Safety Harbor are beautiful. Your canine friend on a leash is also welcome. A jogging trail runs along the water’s edge for several miles.

Festivals

Safety Harbor Wine Festival
Main Street, Safety Harbor

Are you a wine lover? Want to be one? Then you simply must attend the Safety Harbor Wine Festival which is typically held around October/November on Main St. Enjoy an evening of wine, live entertainment on multiple stages, great food, arts and crafts, and much more. All proceeds benefit charitable and civic organizations.

Snow Fest
Safety Harbor City Park

Doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, there is always snow in Safety Harbor for Snow Fest. So if you must, bundle up and slide down the giant 20′ snow hill or make a snow angel, all for a good cause. The annual Elena Tresh Foundation’s Snow Fest comes to Safety Harbor City Park with live entertainment, carnival games, food, arts and crafts, and snow activities for all ages. Typically held in December. $1 Admission / $5 Unlimited Rides.

Activities

Horse Power for Kids (5 stars)
8005 S Racetrack Rd
Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 855-8992

Based in Oldsmar, Horse Power for Kids is perfect way to introduce children to equine. But it’s much more than a collection of horses. You will find a wide variety of critters there from llamas; to pigs; to porcupines…way too many to list… all being taken care of by volunteers. But as you can imagine, horses are the main attraction. Riding lessons are available as are pony rides for the very young ones. Only minutes away from downtown Safety Harbor.

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Disclaimer: Reviews and Stars on this page are not the personal experiences of this writer. They are a brief summary of reviews and ratings from around the internet.