Largo is a laid-back seaside city set on a peninsula along the Gulf of Mexico with a rich history rooted in citrus farming and an Old Florida feel. Located opposite Tampa in Pinella County, Largo is home to spectacular white sandy beaches, beautifully preserved historic structures dating back to the 19th century, inspiring botanical gardens, and world-class championship golf courses. Largo’s downtown development features great shops, quaint cafés, buzzing bars, and top restaurants, and a friendly, relaxed vibe. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Florida Botanical Gardens
The Florida Botanical Gardens is a 182-acre urban oasis with beautifully manicured gardens, interpretive nature trails, and a diverse variety of natural habitats. Located on Ulmerton Road, the sun-kissed acres arboretum features over 25 display gardens ranging from bromeliads and roses to herbs and hibiscus. The gardens are also home to over 150 species of birds and mammals, including gopher tortoises, bald eagles, and Sherman fox squirrels and offers a range of educational programs for children of all ages, nature walks, and special botanical garden-related events.
12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774, Phone: 727-582-2100
2.Largo Central Park
Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre recreational area and urban park with a community center, several playgrounds for children, and a military court of honor. The park features grassy lawns, rolling gardens, water features and fountains, and a landmark clock tower, and eight picnic pavilions have tables and benches, and plenty of space for gatherings of all sizes. The Rainbow Rotary Playground is an accessible play area for disabled visitors, and the outdoor Fit Zone has a variety of workout stations for a great full-body workout.
101 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771, Phone: 727-586-7415
3.Heritage Village and Historic Museum
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Based in the Pinewood Cultural Park, the Heritage Village and Historic Museum is a living museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits that documents the history of Largo and the region. The museum features over 20 acres of land on which more than 30 historic structures are built, including several historic homes and schools, a railroad station, a church, and a greengrocer. Visitors can stroll through the historic village on a journey back in time, enjoy live re-enactments, and get a feel for life in the 19th century. The Pinellas County Historical Museum is home to a 3,500-volume library and a collection of artifacts and objects about the history of Pinellas County.
11909 125th St, Largo, FL 33774, Phone: 727-582-2123
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4.George C. McGough Nature Park
The George C. McGough Nature Park, also known as ‘Turtle Park,’ for being home to a large population of turtles, is a beautiful urban oasis in the heart of Largo that offers a range of nature programs and outdoor activities. Set along the Intracoastal Waterway, the park has mangroves, shady oak hammocks, a butterfly garden, and picnic pavilions, and boardwalk with a turtle deck winds its way through the park for visitors to enjoy the scenery. Other facilities in the park include the Narrows Nature Center with several live animal exhibits, interpretive displays, and an array of hands-on activities for children, as well as a nature trail for hiking and mountain biking, birds of prey enclosures, a children’s playground, a canoe launch.
11901 146th St N, Largo, FL 33774, Phone: 727-518-3047
5.Eagle Lake Park
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Eagle Lake Park is a 163-acre recreational area with beautiful landscapes of rolling grasslands, dense woodlands, tranquil lakes stocked with fish. The park offers a wealth of public facilities with a lemon-grove theme and recreational activities, including a paved 12-foot wide multi-use trail for walking and cycling and over 2,000 feet of boardwalks that wind through the park’s restored wetlands. Other facilities in the park include a dedicated dog park, a playground for children, six shady picnic shelters, modern restrooms, and three vending stations. The lake allows catch-and-release fishing from designated areas only.
1800 Keene Rd, Largo, FL 33771, Phone: 727-582-2100
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6.Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a 45-mile multiuse rail trail used for walking, jogging, and cycling that stretches the length of Pinellas County from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, passing through Largo. The paved trail follows the bed of the former Atlantic Coast Line, connecting communities through the county and offering green spaces for the public to enjoy outdoor recreational activities year-round.
Largo, FL 33771
7.Highland Family Aquatic Center
Located in the Highland Recreation Complex, the Highland Family Aquatic Center is a family-friendly recreation center and waterpark with a large multi-purpose swimming pool, a zero-depth section with play structures, and water sprays. The pool also has a double slide for visitors of all ages, a 214-foot corkscrew water slide, a three-story speed slide, and a variety of water toys. The center offers a range of activities, such as private and open swimming lessons, water aerobics, open swim sessions, sand and water volleyball, and special events throughout the year. Facilities at the park include sun loungers and umbrellas, hammocks, a snack bar, bathhouses, modern restrooms with a family changing area, and individual lockers.
400 Highland Ave, Largo, FL 33770, Phone: 727-518-3016
8.John R. Bonner Nature Park
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John R. Bonner Nature Park is a small park on 143rd Street North overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway that has dense woodland of cool, shady hammock that attracts a diverse migratory population of songbirds. The park is a hotspot on the Great Florida Birding Trail due to its wealth of bird species such as hermit thrushes and hooded warblers and features a boardwalk with birding lookouts, shady picnic spots, a covered pavilion, several nature trails, and a playground for young children.
14444 143rd St N, Largo, FL 33774, Phone: 727-518-3047
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9.DiGiorgio’s Cafe Largo
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DiGiorgio’s Café Largo is a family-owned trattoria with an old-school vibe that serves traditional Italian and red-sauce dishes in a casual, laid-back setting. Located in downtown Largo, the elegant restaurant has warm décor with authentic red-checked tablecloths and Tuscan-colored walls. The menu features a variety of handmade pasta dishes, wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, prime steaks and veal, organic salads and vegetarian options, and mouthwatering desserts prepared from age-old family recipes. The full-service bar serves a selection of casual wines from Italy, craft beers and brews, high-end liquors, and classic cocktails. DiGiorgio’s Café Largo is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
99530 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, Phone: 305-451-4885
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Located in the Teakwood Village, the Roosterfish Grill is a laid-back, waterfront restaurant with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating that has been serving a range of freshly prepared New American cuisine and fresh seafood for over 60 years. The restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, including locally caught fish, shellfish, and fresh oysters, along with grilled steaks and baby back ribs, burgers, handmade pasta dishes, fresh salads, and vegetarian options. The bar offers a range of libations from craft brews, casual wines, and a selection of sodas. The Roosterfish Grill is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
776 Missouri Ave N, Largo, FL 33770, Phone: 727-584-5888
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Savory Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves traditional homestyle Italian, Greek, and American food in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Located on the Walsingham Commons, the restaurant is owned by the Lagoudakis family who has been serving delicious home-cooked food for over 45 years. Savory Restaurant was opened in 2006 and offers diners an innovative menu of freshly prepared from-scratch fare, exceptional service, and a warm and homey vibe. Signature dishes range from succulent steaks and grilled chops to handmade pasta and pizza and fresh salads, and the food is accompanied by a selection of casual wines, craft beers, and non-alcoholic beverages. Savory Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
12881 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33774, Phone: 727-593-2030
Speggtacular is a long-standing, family-owned and operated restaurant that is renowned for its hearty American breakfasts and brunches and stacks of mouth-watering pancakes, waffles, and crêpes. The relaxed diner specializes in egg dishes with a menu featuring scrambles, omelets, benedicts, corned beef hash and eggs, and steak and eggs. Lunch dishes range from gourmet and club sandwiches, fresh salads, burgers and wraps, tacos, fish and chips, and quesadillas. Speggtacular is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, daily.
7924 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771, Phone: 727-270-7599
12 Best Things to Do in Largo, FL
- Florida Botanical Gardens, Photo: kenilee/stock.adobe.com
- Largo Central Park, Photo: Norm/stock.adobe.com
- Heritage Village and Historic Museum, Photo: Heritage Village
- George C. McGough Nature Park, Photo: oriolegin11/stock.adobe.com
- Eagle Lake Park, Photo: terry miaoulisEyeEm/stock.adobe.com
- Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, Photo: Maridav/stock.adobe.com
- Highland Family Aquatic Center, Photo: GioRez/stock.adobe.com
- John R. Bonner Nature Park, Photo: Kristina Blokhin/stock.adobe.com
- DiGiorgio’s Cafe Largo, Photo: DiGiorgio’s Café Largo
- Roosterfish Grill, Photo: Roosterfish Grill
- Savory Restaurant, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Speggtacular, Photo: Speggtacular
- Cover Photo: Irina Schmidt/stock.adobe.com
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