Last week we had the opportunity to take a drive to Tarpon Springs to walk through The Sponge Docks and all of the cute little shops they had there and I have to tell you that I loved the good vibes throughout the whole area. There were so many cute shops and several with lots of handmade items from locals around Tarpon Springs and other surrounding areas. Let me tell you about my time in Tarpon Springs and what all I did in this cute little Greek loving town.
My husband wanted to go to Tarpon Springs and I couldn't resist. I've never really heard of the place or know to much about Florida so having the opportunity to live in a new state and explore different areas is always a green light for me.
When we got to Tarpon Springs I knew I just had to walk into the shops and see what it was all about. Sponges of course! Tons of sea sponges everywhere in almost every shop. Sponges, sea shells, handmade items such as jewelry, soaps, lotions, clothing, and art, along with several Greek restaurants. We only walked this day and didn't actually do any of the boat rides or anything touristy like but there is that option if you ever decide to go visit Tarpon Springs. Me, I just wanted to sight see and enjoy the area. Let's just say that I haven't seen so much sea sponge in my life. It's beautiful and I'm not too familiar with it but it was pretty cool to see it. There was also a variety of seashells from Florida and that was pretty cool to see the variety of seashells that Florida has to offer.
The Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs is a whole strip of shops beside the docks where they have shops and restaurants. They also have an aquarium, a few tourist tours out to where they collect the sponges, as well as handmade Cuban cigars, gift shops, marina, and fishing areas. It was a great way to spend the day with the family. I'm sure there's much more to do and I can't wait to go explore more of Tarpon Springs.
If you have been to Tarpon Springs feel free to comment below with your favorite thing to do or favorite place to visit or eat at.
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