Holiday Hours extended on Thursdays until 8PM through the end of the year.
Tarpon Springs, FL (November 13, 2014) – Why shop in the madness of the mall or big box stores this holiday season? Tarpon Springs is bringing back the joy of the holiday shopping experience. With Free and convenient parking, a variety of unique and eclectic shops and great dining, Tarpon Springs is the best Shop Local option. To offer an even more convenient shopping experience, the Downtown Merchants on Tarpon Avenue and Hibiscus Street will now extend hours on Thursdays until 8:00PM through the end of the year.
Location: E. Tarpon Avenue and Hibiscus Street, Tarpon Springs
Date: Thursdays through the end of the year
Hours: Open until 8PM
About Tarpon Springs:
Visitors to Tarpon Springs are always pleasantly surprised by the diversity and rich history of the area. Tarpon Springs is world renowned for it’s Greek culture and the Sponge Docks, a historic working waterfront where natural sponges have been harvested since the late 1800’s.The early sponge industry created a need for eating spots at the Docks for the boat crews. Some of the original shops remain at the Docks today, owned by the same families that started them. The Sponge Docks is not only a place to sight-see, but is home to dozens of gift shops, boutiques, resortwear, handmade jewelry, soaps & lotions, ice cream, restaurants and bakeries where you will find everything from Pandora jewelry to Baklava!
A mile from the Sponge Docks is the Historic Downtown Art & Antique District. Tarpon Avenue, Safford and Hibiscus Streets boast antique stores, eclectic shops & boutiques, art galleries, a tavern, and a variety of restaurants. The Historic Train Depot Museum houses a wealth of information about the area. Another downtown landmark is the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Built in 1907, it is open daily to the public. Take a stroll to the bayous to see the manatee or view the beautiful Victorian homes.
Both the Sponge Docks and Historic Downtown host many events and festivals throughout the year. For more information visit www.TarponSpringsFloridaUSA.com.