What to Do In Brandon Florida
Located in Hillsborough County, Brandon, Florida is part of the Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area.
Brandon got it's start in 1857, when John Brandon (1809–1886) arrived at Fort Brooke (now Tampa) from Mississippi with his first wife Martha (1813–1867) and six sons. At first he moved his family to what is now the Seffner area. In August 1858, he purchased 40 acres in the New Hope area, and another 160 acres later on. He named his land Brandon.
John Brandon and his family were active in the community. The New Hope Church was built on land donated by Brandon in 1862. Besides being the first church in the community, it also served as its first school. The Stowers Funeral Home, another famous landmark in Brandon, was built by James Brandon, one of John Brandon's sons.
In 1890, the Florida Central and Peninsula Railroad came through the area, encouraging the people of New Hope to build a depot on Moon Avenue. Since then, Brandon has grown. The center of town remained at Moon Avenue and Victoria Street, and grew to include the train depot, post office, school, and a grocery store.
Brandon is now a thriving and still growing community. With more than 100,000 residents (as of the 2010 census), Brandon has a strong business community. The town itself is a clean and family friendly area, and the residents absolutely love their local businesses. The cost of living is a bit lower than the US Average, making Brandon an ideal choice for both families and military personnel working at the local bases nearby. Brandon's seven hotels and more than 200 restaurants keep residents and tourists bustling.
Our Favorite Things to Do In Brandon, Florida
Our mini-guide to Brandon, below will help you discover more about this beautiful location in sunny Florida.
- Dining Out
There are more than 200 places for fine dining in Brandon, Florida... No matter what your preference, if you're going out to eat, there's a place catering to your tastes! The places listed below are favorites of some of the team members here at Clarke Automotive Systems. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
While in the Tampa area, why not take a moment to pamper yourself? There are two highly-rated day spas in Brandon, Florida: Daydreams Day Spa & Bath Shop and Divine Designs Salon & Spa. Both of these day spas offer a full range of body, hair, and wellness care in tranquil and inviting spa atmospheres. You work hard, and life can be stressful. Stop by one of these locations, relax and recharge!
Daydreams Day Spa & Bath Shop
DayDreams delivers unique, tranquil, spa experiences that encourage wellness and well-being. Their full range of body and skin care services include massage, body wraps, airbrush tanning, waxing, manicures and pedicures, and eyelash extensions, to name a few. DayDreams is not a hair care salon.
You'll find DayDreams in both Brandon and Lakeland.
1463 Town Center Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803
658 Oakfield Dr.
Brandon, FL 33511
Divine Designs Salon & Spa
Divine Designs Salon & Spa
Divine Designs Salon & Spa is a rated five-star Salon & Spa Destination by New Beauty Magazine, an Eminence Organics® Certified Spa, a PCA® Professional Certified Spa, and one of just three L'Oreal Professionnel® Black Elite® salons in Florida.
This 7,500 square foot full-service Beauty Salon and Day Spa in the heart of Brandon, Florida, offers a full range of professional hair cutting and coloring, as well as custom mineral-based makeup, and formal, semi-formal and wedding party styling, including on-site services. The Wellness Spa Team offers massage therapy, organic and natural facials, natural nail manicures and pedicures, body wraps, steam capsules, natural cellulite reduction, and detoxification treatments.
Diving Designs Salon & Spa
One Divine Place
1606 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, Florida 33511
Ace Golf Ranges
Ace Golf Ranges
If you’re looking for a fun family outing, Ace Golf Range offers batting cages, a driving range, min-golf and a low-priced pro shop! You can spend the day hitting your favorite places, or sign up for a lesson and improve your swing.
Ace Golf Ranges has two locations, each with an upscale, lighted, 18-acre golf practice range, a PGA-staffed golf school, a fun nature-inspired miniature golf course, and outdoor baseball and softball batting cages. Ace Golf Ranges have earned a “Top 50 Standalone Golf Range in the US” rating by the Golf Range Association.
820 S Kings Ave
Brandon, FL 33511-5965
If you're on the hunt for a unique gift, there are a few places in town that you should stop in and browse. Brandon's got a lot of interesting gift shops and specialty boutiques with something for just about everyone. You're sure to find the perfect gift, no matter who you're shopping for!
T Marie's Fashion and Gift Boutique
If you’re looking for an upscale woman’s fashion boutique for all budgets, then step right in. This store is filled with casual and resort wear, plus sizes, accessories, and gifts. Their knowledgeable staff will be more than anxious to help you find that certain something that defines your unique style. Stop by and watch them shine like that Valrico Florida sun.
T Marie's is located at: 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Valrico, FL. 33596
Martin's Jewelry, Inc.
Martin's Jewelry has been in Brandon, Florida for more than fifty years. Martin's specializes in diamonds and fine jewelry. They also offer jewelry & watch repair, remounts, custom jewelry, insurance & estate appraisals, and diamond classes, if you're interested in learning more before you buy.
Martin's Jewelry is in the same place they've been for half a century... You'll find them at: 664 Oakfield Drive Brandon Fl, 33511