15 Best Things To Do in Zephyrhills, Florida

by Bhoomi Shah Updated on 15 Oct 2018

An essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Zephyrhills.

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Located 30 miles to Tampa’s northeast, Zephyrhills is known for its lush countryside, purest spring waters, and great skydiving facilities. It’s also home to some world-class resorts and golfing facilities. The main points of interest in Zephyrhills are its restaurants, museums, and the unique Rattlesnake Festival. The following are top tourist attractions in Zephyrhills.

Let's explore Zephyrhills points of interest and 15 best things to do in Zephyrhills:

1. Go Skydiving

Skydiving is an absolute must for adventure enthusiasts. Zephyrhills has some world-class facilities to encourage skydiving and this includes the Premium Champagne Package for discerning skydivers. You get to fly out from a height of 13,500 feet, a complimentary bottle of champagne with a flute and enjoy a heavenly dive with a 60-second free fall at a speed of 120 miles an hour and about 6 minutes of canopy floating. Simply exhilarating, wouldn’t you say? 

2. Gorge on some exotic seafood at the Tropics Restaurant 

Zephyrhills’ luxurious Saddlebrook Resort has the Tropics Restaurant that’s famous for its fresh egg dishes and warm waffles. Enjoy its great fresh shellfish, lobsters, prawns, shrimps and other assorted seafood bought locally or specially flown in. Rest assured, it’s a meal you’ll never forget!

3. Watch the creepy crawlies at the San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival

Since 1967, this event has been on to raise funds for charities and community projects. Enjoy the great food, live music, arts & crafts, wildlife exhibits, children’s games and the local history on display. The special attraction is the educational live snake show, the alligator exhibit, the wooden gopher turtle race and the butterfly garden. Adults even get to enjoy at a separate wine and beer garden. 

4. Get a juicy steak at Dempsey's Steak House

If you’re dying for a juicy prime cut with fried onion rings and all trimmings that go into the making of great steak, Dempsey's Steak House is where you should be. This restaurant is known for serving aged and prime beef along with fresh seafood. The ambiance is that of a traditional steakhouse replete with table-side Caesar and some mind-blowing desserts made in the restaurant’s Pastry Shop. 

5. Walk through the hallowed portals of the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce

Located in downtown Zephyrhills, the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce is your local concierge. It offers information on just about everything from services to commercial amenities available. You get to learn about shopping, dining, recreational and healthcare facilities as also about ongoing or upcoming local events. In other words, a one-stop information shop!

6. Enjoy the luxury of Saddlebrook Resort 

Located 30 miles to Tampa’s International Airport, the Saddlebrook Resort is the epitome of luxury and comfort. A great family vacation spot, it features two 18-hole golf courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, a Golf Academy, 45 tennis courts offering the Hopman tennis program, a sports village with its own fitness center, a huge European-style spa, a 500,000-gallon super pool, four fine dining restaurants, a children's program and wellness center. 

7. Soak in the local culture on Main Street Zephyrhills

Lined with shops and historical buildings, Main Street Zephyrhills gives you a true sense of community life and Zephyrhills’ local culture. Pick up some unique mementos to take back home or visit the art galleries that display some fine artworks by local artists. It is indeed a great place to while away your time.  

8. Shop at Bealls Department Store - Wesley Chapel

Founded in 1915, the Bealls Department Stores currently has 73 branches in Florida state along with its own website for online shopping. This is a one-stop shop for buying anything under the sun. The goods are well organized and displayed to add to your convenience. Its garments section deserves special mention for showcasing the latest fashion. 

9. Have a quick round at the Zephyrhills City Golf Course

This 18-hole course is located at Zephyrhills’ Municipal Golf Course facility. A sprawling 4,600 yards of space, the golf course has one of the longest tees in the US. Started in 1978, the course remains open throughout the year and its facilities include pro in-house, driving range and clubs and carts on rent. 

10. Splash around in the Zephyr Park Waterplay

Waterplay at Zephyr Park is a seasonal water park, featuring water fountains that fill up the fenced splash pad area as also spigots and benches. There’s also a playground, fishing pond, a fitness path and picnic facilities. It is great for a family outing that the kids would simply love.  

11. Go angling on the Chasing Tails Charters

Go fishing to your heart’s content on the waters surrounding the St Petersburg and Tampa areas. Chasing Tail Charters also offer fishing lessons and information on the local fish population. Charter a boat and head out for the whole day. You might be lucky enough to come back with a great catch. 

12. Chill out at the Samuel W Pasco Recreation Complex

Spread over 101.70-acres, the Samuel W Pasco Recreation Complex comes with a full-size soccer field, concession stands as also some basketball courts. Go jogging or hiking on its one-mile long nature trail or just chill out in its premises.

13. Participate in events at the Crystal Springs Community Center

Located on Zephyrhills’ Partridge Boulevard, this multipurpose facility Community Center hosts multiple functions and events. You can attend classes on the martial arts, yoga, and physical exercises or even host community functions and parties here.

14. Swing a racquet at BG Tennis

A must-visit for tennis enthusiasts, BG Tennis on Lake Jovita Boulevard hosts numerous tennis leagues for both adults and juniors. The BG Tennis Academy also offers tennis lessons from five tennis professionals that include Martin Parkes and Bobby Gillespie, both elite professionals of the USPTA.

15. Hit the wild at Withlacoochee River Park

This river park gives you access to a picturesque yet wild portion of the Withlacoochee river along with great facilities for community activities. Go camping here or even picnicking with friends and family and use its picnic tables, fire rings and wood-fired grills for barbeques.

 

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Zephyrhills, Florida

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  1. Zephyr Park & WaterPlay

    # 1 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills | Added 3 times in trip plans
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    Address: 38116 5th Ave

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
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    Laura King

    Perfect place for the kids to cool off. Shade covered benches for parents, nice touch. Really like the little park attached as well. Lots of trees, nice little lake

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  2. Zephyr Park

    # 2 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills | Added 5 times in trip plans
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    Address: 5335 8th St

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    I Do Voice Overs

    Nice little Park I love the Gazebo to play guitar. Excellent Acoustics. It has a little water park and bathroom facility very close it also has other gazebos on far side of the lake. There's also work...

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  3. The Links Of Lake Bernadette

    # 3 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills | Added 7 times in trip plans
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    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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    Bill Greco

    Really nice layout alittle on the long for the high. Handicap golfer but worth playing no beverage cart the girl at the desk was not very friendly she said we were early to go a put on for a while sh...

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  4. Hillcrest RV Resort

    # 4 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills
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    Address: 4421 Lane Rd

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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    Rose Owen

    My husband and I came last year and had a great time. The people are so friendly and they have something to do for everyone. They just had they pool and hot tub done over and its great. Definitely rec...

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  5. Leisure Days RV Resort

    # 5 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills
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    Address: 34533 Leisure Days Dr

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
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    R Starr

    This is a nice, small, friendly 55+ community outside the Tampa Bay area. The Management and staff are very friendly and helpful. The grounds are kept Resort Style, very well maintained and clean. Loc...

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  6. Waters Edge Rv Resort

    # 6 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills
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    Address: 39146 Otis Allen Rd

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    Tanner Adams

    They gladly take your money... But if you are under 55 they treat you like a criminal. Not that it is a doll a majority of my vocabulary be informed the f word is not allowed here and you will be aske...

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  7. Richland Baptist Church

    # 7 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills
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    Address: 40443 Stewart Rd

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
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    Penny West

    This place is flowing with God's love! Awesome church family, Pastor and his family, and awesome music! I can't come here and leave in a bad mood, The Holy Spirit flows through this place and u defini...

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  8. Zephyrhills Cinema 10

    # 8 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills | Added 2 times in trip plans
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    Address: 6848 Gall Blvd

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    Alexis Bessinger

    While it’s not upgraded and real fancy, their EXTREMELY friendly, welcoming and happy staff MORE THAN MAKES UP for the lack of sparkley bells and whistles! From the moment you arrive, you are greet...

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  9. Zephyrhills Municipal Airport

    # 9 of 130 Things To Do in Zephyrhills
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    Address: 39450 South Ave

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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    Phil Jacobus

    A great little airport.

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