The Villages have three main squares that are the center of activity and entertainment. The oldest square is Spanish Springs located in the north. The largest square is probably Lake Sumter Landing located on, you guessed it, Lake Sumter! Brownwood Square is the newest, but fastest growing of the three located on State Route 44 in the southern part of the Villages. And, not yet completed is the newest region south of Rt. 44 (Fenney and The Village of Southern Oaks are two developments started) which eventually will contain a fourth town square.
On the doorstep of the everglades, sits an island in the Gulf of Mexico called Marco Island. Marco is also a city in Collier county
The Sandbar is staffed by some real long term Clearwater Beach people who can help tourists discover the many sights in and around Clearwater Beach. The food at the Sandbar is acceptable, but unremarkable. The obligatory grouper sandwich is as good as anyone’s.
You don’t commonly see tiki bars on a river, but Crump’s makes a perfect exception. Their kitchen offers a wide range of typical bar food, but done better than many in the area.
The Keys are now the playground of Florida (and much of the world). The islands offer world class fishing, the best reefs in the northern hemisphere for diving, resorts renowned for their hospitality, beaches everywhere, entertainment, and some of the most famous restaurants and bars in the world. Cruise ships arrive daily in Key West dumping thousands of world travelers for the day, and expanding the international allure of the island.
What is your vision of a tavern? Dark, plenty of beer on tap, maybe sawdust on the floor, a few pool tables? Well this tavern has open air walls, plenty of fruity cocktails and the entertainment is surfers and fishermen! The floor – well there isn’t one technically because Rikki Tiki Tavern is built out 800 feet on a Pier.