Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida – Find the Adventure!

Hey Guys, I am back with the Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida. If you don’t know what’s going on check out my post Top 5 things to do in Florida by County. My family and I want to share the amazing things we do in Florida that are fun, cheap or free.

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The whole point of Our Redonkulous Life is to promote family adventures and to make memories. When finding things to do we try to stick with things that are either educational, outdoors or plain ol’ fun for us. So without dragging the post on let’s get into the Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida.

1st Place to win in Pasco County

Stop N’ Play

Stop N' Play Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida
All picture of Stop N’ Play provided by their website

The first stop on the Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida… is when we want to stay semi-close to home we head to Stop N’ Play. This place has been around for as long as I can remember. When we started going I was about Mikayla’s age (10) and to see it still there… operational is amazing. I can now take my kids to my favorite spot and they think its cool.

Stop N’ Play is an arcade with lots of games for kids and toddlers as well as indoor mini golf. They always have deals going on. Our Favorite is for 20 bucks you get 100 tokens and 2 rounds of mini golf. Check out the promotion here. You earn tickets and get little prizes from the gift shop. Nothing fancy, but it’s still fun.

We can’t forget to mention the concession stand… that has slush puppies. Slush Puppie is my favorite kind of “Icee”. It’s perfect for summer and it tastes amazing. We always have a good time here at Stop N’ Play and think more people should come to enjoy it!

2nd Place to play in Pasco County

Sim’s Park

Again, because I was born and raised in Pasco County. You best believe I will be including Sim’s Park in the Top 5 things to do in Pasco County. This, as well as Stop N’ Play, were my 2 favorite places to go as a child. Sim’s Park has come a long way from when I was a kid. New Port Richey has put money into making this a hang out for all ages.

When I was a kid Sim’s Park was wooden, but oh man it had so many twists and turns. Going to the park to play tag was the best ever.

Sim's Park Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida
From Google

Now that they have put money in to build it up, they have more festivals, carnivals, and events there. On the Weekends we enjoy a movie in the park. The car gets loaded up with our dinner, drinks, and blankets. Playtime on the jungle gym till the movie starts and then enjoy the movie they are playing that weekend.

Paul Herman Published on Apr 17, 2017

We enjoy the festivals and carnivals that Sim’s Park offers as well. In March they have Chasco Fiesta, to celebrate Indian heritage. You can’t forget the New Port Richey Caribbean Carnival and Festival in August. Most of all we celebrate Pride in October.

Don’t skip out on the day trip either, It is such a good place to go during the day. Go enjoy a picnic, play on the jungle gym or in the water at the splash park. There is so much to enjoy at this park.

Sim's Park Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida

3rd Place to hike in Pasco County

Starkey Park

When we want to get a good hike in, this is where we go. Starkey has so many trails and jungle gyms to play on. We spend our days exploring off the trail and finding hidden treasure spots. It’s a popular spot to have birthday parties because of the pavilions and picnic tables.

Starkey Park Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida

They use the wide-open field when you first enter for star gazing. You bring your telescope and they bring the stars. That’s not true, but they give you the open space to get an awesome view of them.

Starkey Park Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida

Not only do they have all that I mentioned above, but they make great use of their rental cabins in the offseason. In October for Halloween, they turn the cabins into haunted houses and it only costs a dollar to get in.

TheThemePark Junkies Published on Oct 20, 2018

Around Christmas, they turn the cabins and some trails into a light show. One of our must-sees every year. Starkey is another one of those places we pack up lunch and head out for a day in nature.


DAVID ROBERTS
Published on Nov 24, 2018

4th Place to soak up in Pasco County

New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center

A lot of the events that happen in Sim’s Park are in huge part to the NPR Aquatic Center. Anyone can enjoy their amenities for a small fee. Straight from their website, it says: “One need not be a City of New Port Richey resident to enjoy the amenities at the Aquatic Center!”

This is the place we went to Fusion Con, here is the post if you wanna check it out. The Aquatic Center does Pool movie nights as well. You can chill in the pool in a floaty and watch a movie or just swim around.

New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida
NPR Aquatic Center Facebook Page

What I find amazing here are the waterslides they have. They only have 2 but the kids love them. We also enjoy watching the kids at the skate park. Anyone can come to use that at any time at their own risk.

What more could you ask for? For a small fee for the day you have access to the diving boards, basketball/tennis courts, and a ballet studio, plus so much more…

5th Place to enjoy in Pasco County

Joy-Lan Drive-in

Joy Lan Drive-In Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida
Earl Leatherberry

Joy-Lan is one of 2 drive-in theaters semi-close to us. Going to the drive-in was another one of those great childhood memories I have growing up in Pasco. Coming up October 31st, they will have been operating out of Dade City, Florida for over 69 years. They are also the last drive-in theater in Pasco County.

Granted we could watch a movie at home, but what is the fun in that? There is something so fun about packing up the car with our dinner, drinks, and snacks. You can’t forget the pillows and blankets, though.

Joy Lan Drive-In Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida
Earl Leatherberry

It costs 6 bucks per person 10y + and 2 bucks for 4-9-year-olds. Joy-Lan is only open Wednesday- Sunday. They play the newest movies and do also provide a snack bar, with reasonable prices. We either see a matinee show at the Spring Hill theater on Saturdays or we are at Joy-Lan.

Hope you enjoyed the post!

There you have it guys… I hope you enjoyed the Top 5 things to do in Pasco County Florida. Coming up next will be either Hernando County, Hillsborough County, or Pinellas County. I am working on them all at the same time.

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Until Next Time, Have a Good Day!

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Hey Redonkulous Peeps! Its Michele here... I was born and raised in what I thought was lifeless boring Florida until I grew up and got a car of my own. I now see the adventures to be had here around every corner and I want to share it with my family as well as you guys! Join us on the adventures of exploring Florida, Food and Making family memories.

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