South Pasadena is alluring in its own right, thanks to its strikingly beautiful, natural location, but the city's commitment to providing ample green spaces and wildlife habitats increases that allure. Small oases are throughout town, dubbed ?mini parks? by the city, and the larger parks, two of which double as wildlife habitats, beckon you to get out and enjoy the year round, warm Gulf breezes. Visit the Fred Held or Barbara Gilberg habitats to bask in the sun and see native and migrating species of birds and other wildlife, or head down to Bay View Park for a brisk walk along the shore.
Florida Orange Groves
Fruit wine fanatics flock to South Pasadena for tours and free wine tastings at the Florida Orange Groves & Winery. From humble beginnings as a family run, boutique winery, this Pinellas County original has become so popular it can no longer produce all its premium line by hand, but that has not altered the unique flavors and exceptional quality of the wines or the genuine character of the owners. Pop in for a tour, sample some of the more than three dozen signature wines, or sign up for the monthly wine club to learn why this winery holds nearly 250 medals for its products.
Horse and Jockey Brit
A South Pasadena resident favorite any time of day, the Horse and Jockey scene really picks up at night. With more than 30 beers on tap and a fully stocked bar, Horse and Jockey likely has your favorite beverage. The owners are so friendly and service oriented, they may capitulate. The atmosphere is truly that of a traditional pub, and can get quite rowdy at times, but that is exactly what engenders such loyalty among patrons. It is an authentic pub experience, right in the heart of the city, and also has a full menu of traditional English fare to pair with any pint.