You know what you’ll find at branded restaurants and stores familiar to you from other places. Here, as there, your experience will be the same – products on identical shelves and menus that list the same fare. While there is comfort in consistency, there’s special joy in novelty. Shop Brooksville on Florida’s Adventure Coast to savor local flavor and flair.
Spanish moss-draped oaks greet visitors to Brooksville’s historic downtown. The Hernando County seat, its center is anchored by a stately red brick, multi-columned courthouse. A clean, white water tower proudly inscribed with Brooksville completes the picturesque downtown setting.
Park your car or bicycle and stroll the streets. Take in the artful array of murals. Depicting life in bygone days, these colorful outdoor renderings reveal a civil war battle and an old-time fire truck and police car, among other vintage scenes.
Hunt for hidden gems in Panbanged Knits & Fiber Shoppe, Transformed Treasures, Easy Street Home Décor, AKA Salvage & Design, Treasures from the Heart and The Country Depot Store. Browse delightful boutiques like the Wired Bird, Pearl Porch, Westover’s Flowers and Gifts, Flippin Out Vintage and Rogers 4 Season Gift Shop. Nearby, grab some exclusive gear from the Florida Cracker Trading Company.
Long the shopping destination for proms, weddings and other elegant events, Patricia’s Boutique often welcomes repeat customers, now with their daughters.
Take a break from filling your shopping bags to tour the UpTown Art Gallery throughout Brooksville City Hall. Walls and lighted showcases throughout the two-level building display works of extraordinary talent. Artistic interpretations from paintings to sculptures and more are represented, many inspired by the wildlife and natural beauty of Florida’s Adventure Coast.
Shopping requires sustenance. Nearby eateries are all so good, it’s hard to choose a lunch spot. Once committed, you promise yourself to revisit so you can enjoy lunch at another place…and another. A brimming buffet of options includes The Bistro, Main Street Eatery, Enchilada’s, Mallie Kyla’s, The Tilted Teacup, Coney Island Drive-Inn, Taipei Taipei, Red Mule Pub, Luigi’s Pizza, Maw’s Vittles and Florida Cracker Kitchen.
After lunch, a cup of Mountaineer coffee is perfect. Not just any old Cuppa Joe, Mountaineer coffee is crafted from beans freshly roasted in house.
Bordered by cobblestone streets and shaded by majestic oaks, historic Brooksville personifies small city charm. Visit. Shop. Dine. Dance. Buy local and support its merchants. The tapestry that small, local owned and operated enterprises weaves together makes this vibrant Main Street American community unmatched by any chain.
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