Located on the West Central Coast of Florida, Brooksville, FL, is in Hernando County and is an hour and a half away from Orlando. Compared to the bigger cities in Florida, Brooksville often gets overlooked. However, this beautiful city has a lot to offer visitors. While there’s plenty to do, these are the 10 cool things to do in Brooksville.
10 Cool Things to Do in Brooksville
Most of the places you’ll see on this list can be found in the downtown area of Brooksville or nearby. If you’re looking to do all 10 things on the list, you may need to drive across the city to get to certain places. To get a visual of what the trip would look like if you did everything on the list, keep scrolling down for a map of the cool places to check out.
Looking for a good coffee spot? Then check out Mountaineer Coffee. This awesome coffee spot is located on Brooksville Main Street, which is where you’ll find a few good shops and restaurants. Mountaineer Coffee also has a market inside that sells all sorts of things such as shirts, coffee bags, and more.
The Hernando County Courthouse
The Courthouse is quite a beautiful building, which is also located on Main Street. While there may not be anything fun to do in the Hernando County Courthouse, it’s always nice to pass by it and admire its beauty. Especially during Christmas when they put up all the Christmas decorations.
Although this farm is open during certain seasons, it’s still a great farm to visit. Especially, around May when their sunflowers are in season. When they are open, they have fun activities for the kids to enjoy.
Boyett’s Grove and Citrus Attraction
One of my favorite attractions in Brooksville, Boyett’s Grove offers visitors hours of fun. This unique gift shop has an ice cream shop, quirky displays, an art gallery, and fruit for purchase. On top of that, they also have a zoo where visitors can feed the animals, there’s also a dinosaur cave, aquariums, and mini golf. This place is absolutely fun, and you can spend anywhere from 2-4 hours there.
The prices vary depending on what you do, but it was $8 per person to do everything except for the mini golf and $5 for the animal food. The place is not the newest and it does have a 1970s feel to it, but that’s what makes it so charming! it was great to see all the animals and the aquarium was wonderful as well.
The Lazy Maid Creperie
Nestled in the historic downtown district of Brooksville, The Lazy Maid Creperie is such a cool cafe to visit. Not only will you find some delicious dishes, but the decor is quite fun with umbrellas and beautiful decor all around.
Sparacia Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards
A family-owned winery and vineyard overlooking beautiful Florida Farmlands. The Sparacia Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards is a great stop for anyone who loves wine.
Stay in a Barn
If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, then check out this awesome barn. Stay in the loft above the wedding barn. It also overlooks a 40-acre horse farm.
Coney Island Drive-Inn
If you’re an Elvis fan or like to see places where famous people have been to, then Coney Island Drive-Inn should be your next stop. In 1961, Elvis Presley was in Inverness filming a movie and ventured down to Coney Island for one of the Famous Footlongs. Now, when going into this vintage diner, you’ll see an Elvis shrine. You’ll also find hotdogs, burgers, and shakes at very low prices. Of course, these low prices are to be paid with cash only.
NJoy Spirits Distillery
Known for its Whiskey and Rum, NJoy Spirits Distillery has won quite a few awards for their distillery. NJoy Spirits also has a tour and tasting event. While the Distillery tour is free to the public, the tasting is $8 per adult. They also have a gift shop with a variety of locally made products. The Distillery Tour and Tasting is on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm. No reservation is required.
Withlacoochee State Forest
Looking for more of a nature setting? Then visit Withlacoochee State Forest. This place has some of the best trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding and there’s also canoeing. You can also camp here, whether in a trailer or primitive.
Brooksville, FL, is such a charming city with quirky stores and attractions, and definitely a city to visit.