Florida October 17, 2017
You’ll Feel Right At Home In The Most Charming Small Town In Florida
We think of our small towns as the gems that really make the Sunshine State shine. Florida is full of great small towns, but few can match the Southern charm and hospitality of this one. Check out everything this little town has to offer and plan your visit soon to take advantage of some special fall events.
Brooksville is a small city of around 8,000 people in Hernando County.
As you can see, it is within driving distance (about an hour and a half of driving) to Tampa or Orlando for a delightful day trip.
The town is full of Southern charm, country roads, and some interesting attractions.
It is celebrated for its historic downtown, brick roads lined with quaint old homes, and its proximity to outdoor attractions.
Nature lovers will have plenty to do in Brooksville.
You can explore caves in the Withlacoochee State Forest, paddle the Withlacoochee River, or bike the scenic 47-mile Withlacoochee State Trail.
The town is also surrounded by quirky Old Florida gems like the nearby city of mermaids, Weeki Wachee, and recently resurrected Rogers Christmas House Village.
Stop by when you're in town and pick up all of the decor and special gifts you need to prepare for the holidays.
If you're looking for a unique way to get into the Halloween spirit, Brooksville is rumored to be home to the most haunted house in the state, the May-Stringer House.
The Hernando Historical Museum Association embraces the house's history and folklore, and the house hosts a fun Halloween celebration and haunted house experience on October 20th and 21st and 27th and 28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The town also has several unique restaurants. The Tilted Tea Cup, located in the Rogers Christmas House Village complex, is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch or an uplifting afternoon tea.
There are several rooms lovingly decorated in different themes, making this the perfect spot to celebrate a special occassion.
Twisted Tea offers 34 kinds of tea, fresh-baked scones, quiche, soups, sandwiches, and a variety of desserts.
Another popular restaurant in town is the Florida Cracker Kitchen.
This unique eatery is famous for its eye-catching rustic decor.
As you would expect from the name, Florida Cracker Kitchen serves all of your favorite Southern comfort classics.
From country fried steak to shrimp and grits, you can always find a delicious and filling meal on this menu.
This is the perfect small town for a day trip, especially during the fall season, when you can visit beautiful Sweetfields Farm.
On weekends starting in October through November 5th, visit the farm for fun fall activities, including hayrides, food, games, a pumpkin patch, and more.
Have you ever visited Brooksville? What’s your favorite small town in the Sunshine State?