Explore Eastern Hillsborough County
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Start your day-cation in Eastern Hillsborough County by visiting Downtown Plant City, and 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 walk around downtown for your next meal at The Corner Store. They cook with organic and local produce. Another option is the Whistle Stop Cafe, where you can get a chicken salad sandwich.
Then, make your way to Lithia Springs Park to enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear water. There is a canoe launch so you can get 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.
The four-part Destination Hillsborough series is produced by students of the University of South Florida’s Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications, in partnership with Hillsborough County. See more from this series.