Palm Harbor is roughly 45 minutes north of downtown St. Petersburg and west of Tampa. It is a largely residential community with several concentrations of commerce. Downtown Palm Harbor, north of Tampa Road between Alternate Hwy. 19 and Omaha Street, hosts many small shops and eateries along with a handful of historic buildings.
The historic downtown district of Palm Harbor, at Florida Avenue and Alt. US 19 and CR 1, has numerous festivals and craft fairs. Old Palm Harbor Main Streets, Inc. hosts their signature event the first Friday of every month. "Palm Harbor's First Friday Celebrations" are a popular community event for youngsters and adults alike. There are rides and games for the children, with opportunities to dine on food from the many local restaurants, enjoy local artists and crafters displaying and selling their wares. Annually, the first Sunday in October marks when the "Taste of Palm Harbor" festival is held. The event is presented by the Palm Harbor Junior Women's Club with the proceeds benefiting their "Making a Difference" grants & scholarships program. The Taste of Palm Harbor traditionally offers live music and the tasting of samples from over 20 local restaurants, many of which make seafood their specialty.
Palm Harbor has a unique "hilly" geography which is uncommon in the relatively flat Florida.
Jolley Trolley For a nominal fee you can explore all of the unique costal communities from Tarpon Springs to Clearwater Beach. The Jolley Trolley currently runs every 60 minutes from 10:00AM to 10:00PM on Sunday with service until midnight on Friday and Saturday. There is no service Mon - Thurs. Look for special trolley bus stop signs located frequently along the route. All Trolleys are wheelchair accessible, and they have bike racks that can accomodate up to two 2-wheeled bikes. More information can be found at http://www.clearwaterjolleytrolley.com/trolley-route.html
The Lucky Dill, 33180 U.S. 19 Palm Harbor, FL 34683, ☎ (727) 789-5574. Has a New York Deli style. Parking can be an issue if you eat during busy times and you may have to park down the road and walk. Located on US-19 between Nebraska Ave. and Tampa Rd.$$. edit