Explore Eastern Hillsborough County

Begin your day-cation in Eastern Hillsborough County by visiting Downtown Plant City. You can grab a cup of coffee and pastries at Krazy Kup Cafe. Across the street is Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, where you can expand your knowledge of railroads for free.

You can continue walking around downtown for your next meal at The Corner Store. They cook with organic and local produce, so you can continue your day feeling great. Another option is the Whistle Stop Cafe, where you can get a chicken salad sandwich.

Continue your day in Downtown Plant City by checking out State Theatre Antiques. It originally opened as a theater in 1939, but closed and reopened as an antique store in the 1950’s. The shop sells circus antiques and vintage signs for everyday prices.

When the sun is fully out, make your way out to Lithia Springs Park to enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear water. You can take a canoe out on the Alafia River, or extend your stay and camp out on one of the 44 camping sites.

Before you head home, you have to stop by Parkesdale Market. It is the largest family-owned strawberry and citrus market in Florida. They have fresh produce, homemade jams and flowers. Whatever you decide to buy, you have to add one of their strawberry shakes to your shopping list.

To find more fun things to do in Hillsborough County, go to www.hcflgov.net