Tarpon Springs, Florida - sponge docks, a neat little main street area for tourists, great Greek restaurants and bakeries. It also has a nice little beach area with shelling excursions and a river to oceanfront ride. The winter cold water months are the prime time for manatees.
This is an easy drive from Sarasota making it a great day trip. Tarpon Springs is a riverfront town with a historic downtown district and brick streets. It’s also heavily influenced by Greek culture: 11 Stunning Towns