A small coastal city that sits along the Gulf of Mexico, New Port Richey is known for its Old Florida vibes, lush landscapes and outdoor adventures. The largest city in Pasco County, the riverfront area of New Port Richey offers a charming downtown area with shops, restaurants and Spanish-revival architecture, all with easy access to the popular attractions in the Tampa Bay area. From catching a theatre show to basking in the sunshine at a wilderness park, here are the best things to do in New Port Richey.
1. Escape to Anclote Island (Nearby Hotels)
Home to the 403-acre Anclote Key Preserve State Park, Anclote Island offers idyllic landscapes of blue gulf waters that highlight the four miles of beach space. A place to unwind and relax, watch as dozens of bird species, and sometimes sea turtles, roam the area. A perfect place to cool off with a summertime swim, its remote location is also the perfect place to set up a primitive camping site under the stars.