By: Kaylani Levine

So what is one to do when you find yourself right on the outskirts of Tampa, in a historic
little city known as New Port Richey? You can find just as much fun and culture in New Port Richey as you can find any major city in Florida. It all depends on what you like to do. Here are 5 fun things to do in New Port Richey.

1.Enjoy History
The Pasco Historical Society displays historical artifacts and collections relevant to the New Port Richey area. Interested in seeing how some businesses got their starts in the early 1900's? There are several collections displaying the early business environment. You can also visit the museum library to learn about local settlers and government policies or visit the gift shop for hand crafted items.

2.Go Shopping
In a larger city, your first stop may be a major shopping mall. Shopping in New Port Richey gives you a chance to experience locally owned boutique shops, with one of a kind pieces and top notch customer service. If you want to find a special piece for your latest outfit, try Tara's Treasures. This shop specializes in vintage consignment pieces. If you're looking for something more formal, Cherri Bloom is a specialty bridal shop. This is a one stop shop for bridal gowns, tuxedos, prom dresses and more.

3. Be a Beach Bum or Bunny
Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, serves as local state park as well as a beach. On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico you, your family, and friends can enjoy breathtaking sunsets on the pier. Of Course a beach cannot be complete without the necessary amenities, including swimming, sunbathing, and kayaking.

4. Go Golfing
The options for golfing in New Port Richey are nearly endless. Spend a relaxing day on the green at Seven Springs Golf Club in New Port Richey. Named as one of the top
golf courses in Florida, Seven Springs offers accommodations for the entire family. Club professionals can help you learn the game. Tennis courts and an expanded clubhouse lounge area can be a great meeting place for friends. Additionally there are two pools just outside the clubhouse, one for families and one for adults only, for double the fun in the sun.

If you're looking for things to do in New Port Richey that are more geared towards families, try Monster Mini Golf. The 18 hole course is monster themed! The prices are very budget friendly. Depending on your age group and the night of the week, you can save even more money with discounts for seniors, children, and even Rays Fans. If you are a parent or a teacher looking for things to do in New Port Richey for the kids, birthday parties, fundraisers, and field trips are also an option.

5.Grab Some Sushi
Everyone loves a good sushi roll, and if you haven't tried it now is the time. Kazu's Sushi and Japanese cuisine is one of many  unique restaurants in New Port Richey offers a variety of rolls, tempura, soups, and other dishes. If you're on a tight budget, be sure to check out the daily meal deals and lunch specials. A cozy environment makes this a great place for small gatherings with  friends.

From 1 to 5, there are fun things to do in New Port Richey for everyone!