Best Extra-Urban Outfitters

Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure

Growing up, I thought it was odd to see the Bill Jackson store oasis sitting amidst the concrete canyon of central Pinellas County, but it never failed to pique my curiosity. Later I came to learn that the independently owned store has anything and everything for outdoor sports, exercise and play. It’s just the place to go when you need to plan your escape from the blandness of suburban life. 9501 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park, 727-576-4169, billjacksons.com.