Fun Things to Do and see!
Attraction Summary Hours Admission Features

Adventure Island
4500 Bougainvillea Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
(813)987-5600
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It's 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages, all within a soothing Key West atmosphere.

Vary with season. Please call or check website.

Adult: $31.95
Child (3-9):$29.95
Child (2 & under) :Free

Lockers, showers, changing areas, certified lifeguards, arcade, water slides, wave pool.

Busch Gardens
3000 E. Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
(888) 800-5447
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Capture the spirit of Africa at this 300-acre family entertainment park. Unique combination of thrilling rides, zoological habitats, more than 3,300 animals and live entertainment.

Vary with season. Please call or check website

Adult: $53.95
Child(3-9): $44.95
Child (2 & under): Free

Wheelchair accessible, multilingual staff, guided tours, bus parking, free kennel facility.

Animal Encounters

Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 920-4130 Visit Website

150 wild cats...One wild time! World's largest and most diverse collection of exotic cats is in Tampa! Your visit helps save over 150 big cats who have been rescued from abandonment and abuse

Mon-Fri: 9 am and 3 pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm

$20.00 per person

Guided tours, bus parking, ADA accessible, overnight cabins

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
(888) 239-9414
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It's a marine animal rescue organization dedicated to environmental preservation and education. Experience the wonders marine life through hourly presentations featuring resident rescued animals that cannot be released to their natural environment.

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat:9am-4pm
Sun:11am-4pm

Adult: $8.75
Child (3-12): $6.25
Child (2 & under): Free

Guided tours, bus parking, multilingual staff, library and meeting room

Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813)273-4000
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Come and explore over 10,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and beyond. It features 152,000 square-feet of air-conditioned fun, including the brand new Explore A Shore water adventure

9:30 am-5pm

Adult:$17.95
Child (3-12): $11.95
Child (2 & under): Free

Handicap accessible, scooter rental, wheelchair rental, family restroom

Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W. Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 935-8552
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Voted "#1 Family Friendly Zoo in America" by Child Magazine, it features 56 acres of natural animal habitats including NEW" Safari Africa" with elephants, giraffes, zebras and more.

9:30am-5pm

Adult: $11.50
Child (3-11): $7.95
Child (2 & under): Free

Petting zoo, interactive animal shows, wheelchairs and strollers, water park play areas, zoo school

The Pier Aquarium
800 Second Ave. NE
(727) 895-7437
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Here you will learn about different marine environments from all over the world through a variety of "hands-on" programs.

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 12pm-6pm

Adult:$2.00
Child (12 & under): Free

Guided tours, bus parking

Celebration Station
24546 U.S. Hw y. 19 N.
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727)791-1799
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It offers a friendly atmosphere with exciting rides, challenging games and good food. It's a great place for the whole family to come and have fun!

Mon-Thurs:
12pm - 9pm
Fri:12pm - 12am
Sat:10am - 12am
Sun:12pm - 9pm

Free

Laser tag, batting cages, miniature golf, arcade games, birthday packages

Game Works
1600 E.8th Ave, Suite A147
Tampa, FL 33605
(813)241-9675
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It is a total entertainment experience for guests of all ages. With over 128 games, great food, and a full bar, everyone is sure to have fun

Sun-Thurs:
11am-11pm
Fri-Sat:11am-2am

Free

Card to store your virtual tokens

Entertainment Complex

Grand Prix Tampa
14320 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 977-6272Visit Website

Get the thrill of the race as you speed past your friends on the largest go-kart track on the West Coast of Florida or play the newest games available. What ever your interest we have it!

Sun-Thurs:
10am-12am
Fri-Sat:10am-2am

Free

Video games, batting cages, miniature golf, go-karts, pool tables, birthday party packages

The Pier
800 Second Ave. NE
St Petersburg, Fl 33701
(727) 821-6443
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This unique 5-story inverted pyramid is the perfect place to visit for shopping, dining, sightseeing and more.

Mon-Thurs:
10am-9pm
Fri-Sat:
10am-10pm
Sun:11am-7pm

Free

Aquarium, museum, fishing, boats rentals, special events, great view of Tampa Bay

Splitsville
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 514-2695
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It is an upscale bowling center located in Channelside. With six billiard tables, 12 bowling lanes, several bars, and a variety of gourmet foods we are the hottest party spot in Tampa Bay!

Thu:4pm-1am
Fri:4pm-3am
Sat:11am-3am
Sun:11am-1am

Bowling (per person, per game)
Sun-Thurs:$4.95,
Fri-Sat:$5.95
Child (10 & under):$3.95
Billiards $12.00/hour

Electronic scoring, plasma screen TV's, valet parking

Science Museums

Dinosaur World
5145 Harvey Tew Road
Plant City, FL 33565
(813)717-9865
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Over 150 life sized dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting, search through sand for authentic fossils to keep at the fossil dig, Indoor dinosaur museum, uncover life-sized skeletons in the boneyard and much more!

9am to 5pm

Adult:$9.75
Child (3-12): $7.75
Child (2 & under): free

Picnic areas, video theater, outdoor classroom, wheelchair accessible, group rates

Great Exploration
1925 N. Fourth Street
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 821-8992
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A "hands-on" museum where kids of all ages can go to explore and challenge their imaginations.

Mon-Sat: 10am-4:30pm
Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm

Adult:$8.00
Child (3-11): $7.00
Child (2 & under): free

Museum of Science and Industry
4801 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 987-6000
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It is the largest science center in the South and home of the only MAX Dome Theatre in the state of Florida.

Open daily at 9 am, closing hours seasonal

Adult:$15.95
Child (11 & under): $11.95

Wheelchair accessible, multilingual staff

Comedy Clubs

Side Splitters Comedy Club
12938 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 960-1197
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It is "Tampa's premier comedy showplace. Featuring the nation's best comics." For showtimes, reservations and prices, please call 813-960-1197.

Wed (non-smoking show) Thurs and Sun: 8:30pm
Fri-Sat: 8:00pm (non-smoking show) and 10:30pm

$8.00-$14.00

Wheelchair accessible

Tampa Improv Comedy Theater
1600 E. Eighth Ave (C-112)
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 864-4000
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It is the perfect place to kick off a memorable evening of fun in Ybor. It is an incredible restoration of an original theater with balcony seating that will take your breath away

6:30 pm to 10 pm or 1am (if 2 shows)

Varies with the performer

State of the art audio, video & big screen, 3 floors, ample stage area that can adapt to AV equip., full service in house catering available

Nature Experience

J. B . Starkey's Flatwoods
Adventures
12959 S.R.54
Odessa, FL 33556
(813) 926-1133
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Narrated safari bus and horseback tours explore woods, swamps and pastures with sightings of wildlife and cattle. Native plants, animals and 400 years of cattle ranching in Florida are brought to life.

Call Ahead

Safari tours-
Adult:$15.75
Child:$8.75

Horseback Riding:
$35 (1 hr.) and
$65 (2hrs.)

Moonlit weekend packages, petting zoo, guided tours, multilingual staff, bus parking, 140 person pavilions rental

Sunken Gardens
1825 4th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 893-7336
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See why thousands of visitors find it a place of extraordinary treasures. Rushing waterfalls, flowing ponds, lush tropical foliage and exotic blooms provide a relaxing and entertaining glimpse of nature at its most beautiful.

Mon-Sat: 10am-4:30pm
Sun : 12pm to 4:30pm

Adult:$8.00
Child (3-11):$4.00
Child (2 & under): Free
Group rates available

Garden tours, horticulture programs, special events, handicap accessible, some wheelchairs available

Show Queen Cruises
25 Causeway Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 461-3113
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Join us aboard this 65-foot triple deck riverboat and enjoy a narrated scenic tour of the Clearwater Harbor.

Lunch cruise and sightseeing cruise departs Mon-Sat:12pm Sun:1:30pm

Lunch Cruise
Adult:$18.95,
Child (4-10):$9.95

Day Sightseeing
Adult:$10.95,
Child (4-10):$6.95

Evening Sightseeing
Adult:$12.95,
Child (4-10):$8.95

Wheelchair accessible (standard-size only), 2 air-conditioned decks, 3 dance floors, narrated tour

Yacht Starship Dining Cruise
223 S.12th St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7999
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Yacht Starship has become Florida's largest dining yacht at 180'and 8 million dollars. Experience an unforgettable evening of 4-star cuisine, breathtaking views of Tampa and dazzling live entertainment for dancing under the stars on the promenade deck.

Dinner and lunch cruises vary. Call for times.

Dinner
Adult:$69.95
Child:$39.95

Brunch
Adult:$39.95
Child:$26.95

5 elegant dining rooms, live entertainment with dancing, promenade deck for dancing, large decks for sightseeing, 4-star service and dining

Venues

Florida State Fairgrounds/
Ford Amphitheatre

4800 U.S. Hwy 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 621-7821
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Jannus Landing
200 First Ave N.
St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-1244
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Legends Field
1 Steinbrenner Dr.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 870-2700 Visit Website

Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 673-4300
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St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 301-6600
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Galleries

HILLSBOROUGH

Artists Unlimited Inc
223 N 12th St
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 229-5958

Artsiphartsi
2717 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 348-4838

Baisden Gallery
442 W Grand Central Ave # 100
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 250-1511

Michael Murphy Gallery
2722 S MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 902-1414

Nuance Galleries
804 S Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 875-0511

Tampa Realistic Artists Inc
705 W Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-3780

Beaker Gallery
401 N Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 221-6876

Brad Cooper Gallery/Jbc ARTS
1712 E 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-6098

Clayton Galleries Inc
4105 S Macdill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 831-3753

Covivant Gallery & Studio
4906 N Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 234-0222

Hoffman Porges Gallery
1907 E 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 247-2000

PINELLAS

Salt Creek Artworks
1600 4 St. S.
Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 894-2653

Florida Craftsmen Gallery
501 Central Ave.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 821-7391

Glass Canvas Gallery
146 2nd St N.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 821-6767

Kingdon Alan Gallery
70 Beach Dr NE.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 825-0111

Nancy Markoe Gallery Fine
3112 Pass A Grille Way
Saint Petersburg, FL 33706
(727) 360-0729

Plainsmen Gallery
2450 Sunset Point Rd Ste A
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 726-5100

Syd Entel Galleries
247 Main St.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 725-1808

Shopping
Hillsborough County      

Westfield Shoppingtown Brandon
459 Brandon Town Center Mall, Brandon, FL 33511
813-661-6245
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This single level 262 acre mall, features fountains, tropical colors, and aquatic sculptures. The major department stores included are Burdines–Macy's, Dillard's, J C Penny, and Sears. The center also houses Panera Bread and Ruby Tuesday.

Centro Ybor
1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
813-242-4600
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Located in the heart of Ybor City, Centro is a hub of entertainment, shopping and dining for both day and evening. It houses Urban Outfitters, Victoria's Secret, Muvico Centro Ybor 20, Game works, The Improv, Big City Tavern, dish and Marble Slab, just to name a few.

Channelside District
615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
813-221-5882
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Channelside is a place to enjoy an evening out with over 30 artist studios and some of the finest entertaining dining options. The Florida Aquarium is a main attraction along with The Port Authority. The Channelside Cinemas & IMAX Theatre, Howl at the Moon, Margarita Mamas, and Tinatapas are among the excitement at Channelside.

Westfield Shoppingtown Citrus Park
8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL 33625
813-926-4644
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Citrus Park Town Center is a single level mall featuring over 130 stores and 1.1 million square feet of family friendly exciting entertainment, not to mention great restaurants and an array of stores. Burdines-Macy's, Dillard's, J C Penny, Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, Williams & Sonoma and Banana Republic are a few amongst many diverse shops.

International Plaza
2223 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, Fl 33607
813-342-3790
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Shopping and dining have never met like this. International Plaza is the most distinguished shopping and dining destination on Florida's West Coast. There are fabulously fashionable department stores; such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Dillard's; over 200 specialty shops; like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Bombay, Ann Taylor, and Tiffany & Company. Bay Street is the dining depot of International Plaza with exciting nightlife at Blue Martini , Kahunaville, Champs Restaurant & Bar, TGI Friday's Café, and The Cheesecake Factory.

Old Hyde Park Village
748 South Village Cr, Tampa, FL 33606
813-251-3500
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Old Hyde Park has a village setting with boutiques style store fronts, restaurants, a seven screen movie theater, office and residential spaces. With stores such as Godiva Chocolatier, Williams & Sonoma, Pottery Barn Design Studio, Restoration hardware, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Bothers and White house/Black Market it is no wonder Old Hyde Park Village is so widely known.

University Mall
220 E Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612
813-971-3465
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Conveniently located between I-75 and I-275 on E Fowler Ave, just minutes form The Museum of Science and Industry, the University of South Florida, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, University mall has over 150 specialty store: The Disney Store, American Outfitters, Old Navy, and Ann Taylor Loft, four department stores: Burdines-Macy's, Dillard's, J C Penny, and Sears .It also houses a Cinema Movie Line Theater.

West Shore Plaza
250 West Shore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
813-286-0790
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Enjoy complimentary valet parking in front of Maggiano's Little Italy and PF Chang's China Bistro, two of West Shore Plaza's main features. The mall offers customers stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, J C Penny, Sears, and Burdines-Macy's. There are over 100 specialty shops like Ann Taylor, bebe, Brookstone, Cache, Charlotte Russe, Express, Gap, Lane Bryant, NY & Co., Wet Seal, Victoria's Secret and many more. This Stylish and affordable shopping plaza offers a variety of eateries and an AMC 14 Theatre with stadium seating.

Pinellas County

Bay Walk
125 2nd Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-895-9277

The area's best dining, shopping, and entertainment located in the heart of down town St. Pete. Baywalk offers a Muvico 20 Theater with stadium seating, Tranquility Day Spa, wonderful nightlife, exquisite shopping, exceptional dining, and weekly entertainment on the main stage. Some locations featured at Baywalk are Dan Marino's Fine Foods & Spirits, dish, The Martini Bar, Ann Taylor, Being, and White House/Black Market.

Westfield Shoppingtown Countryside
27001 US Highway 19 N, Ste 2096,Clearwater, FL 33761
727-796-1079
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This double level shopping mall is equipped with the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in the center of the mall. The location houses department stores such as Dillard's, and Burdines-Macy's. The specialty stores in this mall seem to be never ending with shops like Bombay Co., Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, The Disney Store, Yankee Candle, Ann Taylor Loft, Limited, Cache, NY & Co. and many more.

Largo Mall
10500 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771
727-587-0100
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Largo mall features locations such as Marshalls, Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Staples, Dress Barn, Norwalk Furniture, Fletcher Music, Albertson's, Durango's Steak House, Marble Slab Creamery, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Sweet tomatoes, and a Regal 8 Cinemas.

Shoppes At Park Place
7200 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-347-3889
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Newly revamped at the site of the former ParkSide Mall, the new outdoor mall features Regal Theaters, shops and restaurants, including a drive-thru Starbucks, Panera Bread, Super Cuts, Cold Stone Creamery, Michael's and Marshall's.

Tyrone Square Mall
6901 22nd Ave. N, St Petersburg, FL 33710
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Come discover the elegance of shopping. Tyrone Square Mall features four department stores and over 170 specialty stores. Customers can experience the elegance at Burdines-Macy's, Dillard's, J C Penny, Sears, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, Yankee Candle, Ann Taylor Loft, NY & Co, Limited and Ruby Tuesday.


   
South Pasco County

Gulf View Square Mall
9409 US Highway 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
727-848-3600
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Gulf View Square Mall features Burdines-Macy's, Dillard's', J C Penny, Sears, American Eagle Outfitters, Best Buy, Bath & Body Works, Casual Corners Annex , Gap, Finish Line, Linens & Things, Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, and Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse.

     
Parks

Anclote Key Preserve State Park
D4-#1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-469-5942

A small island located 3 miles offshore from Tarpon Springs and accessible only by private boat, but worth the effort to visit because of the excellent fishing, shelling and beautiful beaches. Picnic shelters with grills and primitive camping sites are found on the north end of the island.

Caladesi Island State Park
1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34689
727-469-5918

Accessible by ferry service from nearby Honeymoon Island State Park or by private boat; this park offers the 4th best natural beach in the nation, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, concession stand and a 108 slip marina. Enjoy 3 miles of nature trails through 100 year old Live Oaks and Slash Pine or paddle a scenic kayak water trail.

Fort De Soto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
727-582-2267

Another spectacular and historic 1,136-acre park scattered across 5 islands. On the largest island, Mullet Key, stands a historic fort built during the Spanish American War. The fort can be explored along with seven miles of wide white sand beaches. Swimming, fishing, multi-use trails, kayak/canoe rental, and camping sites are available along with concessions, boat ramps, showers and restrooms.

Fred Howard Park
1700 Sunset Dr.
Tarpon Springs, FL34689
727-943-4081

Drive your car to this 155-acre island park on the Gulf of Mexico connected to the mainland by a one mile long causeway. This park offers a white sand beach, 9 picnic shelters with grills that can be reserved, 6 restrooms , beach showers, lifeguards on duty, women's windsurfing day and outreach programs.

Indian Rocks Beach Access
1700 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks, FL 34635
727-588-4852

This cozy 1.5-acre beach access park has 80 parking spaces, restrooms, outdoor showers, native landscaping and a wide white sand beach

Madeira Beach Access
14400 Gulf Blvd.
Redington Shores, FL 33708
727-549-6165

Beach access and 3.5-acres with 104 parking spaces, restrooms, beach showers, and a water fountain.

Sand Key Park
1060 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767
727-588-4852

Gulf of Mexico and Intercoastal waterway frontage make this beautiful beach special. This 95-acre park that comes with a beach has just about everything: cabana rentals, year round lifeguard, 9 outdoor shower stalls, 2 bathhouses with changing stalls and restrooms, picnic shelters with grills, playground and 9 boardwalks to beach.

St. Pete Beach Access
4700 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33676
727-469-5917

Spectacular views of white sandy beach and blue water are enjoyed by visitors to this 5.5-acre beach access. Three boardwalks take visitors over natural sand dunes and sea oats to the beach from a 235 metered parking lot. Restrooms, showers, and a water fountain are available. No lifeguard.

Alafia River State Park
14326 S. County Road 39,
Litha, FL 33547
813-672-5320

Eight distinct natural communities make up this 6,000-acre park that includes six miles of shoreline along the South Prong of the Alafia River. Scrub, xeric and hydric hammocks, floodplain swamp, baygall, bottom land and upland forest, and blackwater stream are areas that can be explored by off road biking, horseback riding, and hiking. Lonesome Lake campground has 30 sites with water and electricity. Two large rental pavilions, a playground and restrooms are in the park.

Ballast Point Park
5300 Interbay Boulevard,
Tampa, FL 33611

On the shores of Hillsborough Bay and overlooking downtown Tampa, this historic park still has its original bandstand and trolley car stop. With shady trees, picnic tables and grills, playground, long fishing pier, concession, restrooms, and quick access to Bayshore Boulevard for jogging/rollerblading, this park has been a favorite place for over 100 years.

Eureka Springs Regional Park
1101 East River Cove Drive,
Tampa, FL 33604
813-744-5536

Donated to Hillsborough County in 1967, this 31-site was developed into a botanical garden of rare and exotic plants. The parks' natural springs supply water to the plants and animals of the native hardwood swamp that comprises much of this park. Facilities include nature trails, a 1,700 foot boardwalk, greenhouse display, and screened picnic pavilion.

Hillsborough River State Park
15402 U.S. 301, North
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
813-987-6771

Hammocks of live oaks, sabal palms, hickory trees and the upper Hillsborough River can be found in this 3,383-acre park. Visit a replica of Fort Foster that was constructed on this site during the second Seminole War of 1835 or hike the Rapids Nature Trail to view some of the only Class 2 rapids in Florida. Canoe rentals, swimming pool, 111 campsites, multi-use trails, and picnic areas and pavilions are just some of the amenities found at this park.

Lithia Springs Regional Park
3932 Lithia Springs Road, Lithia, FL 33547
813-744-5572

One of Hillsborough County's most popular parks, the springs 72 degree water draws many swimmers year- round. The Alafia River runs through this park's 2 0 0 - acres of varied plant communities. Cypress swamp, hardwood hammocks, and high sandhills are found here. Family camping sites contain a picnic table, barbecue grill, water faucet and electricity. A canoe launch and nature trail are located on the river.

Little Manatee River State Park
215 Lightfoot Road
Wimauma, FL 33598
813-671-5005

The wild and scenic Little Manatee River flows for 4.5 miles through this 2400 acre state park that offers canoeing, camping, hiking and an 8 mile equestrian trail and 4 equestrian campsites. Canoeing, fishing, RV and primitive campsites are available.

Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park
8001 Double Branch Road
Tampa, Florida 33635
813-855-1765

Bordered on the west and south by Old Tampa Bay and on the east by Double Branch Creek, visitors find a 596-acre peninsula park property that has changed little since its early inhabitants left. The early Indians harvested shellfish and their shell mounds are found throughout the park. Nature study and interpretive displays, salt water fishing, canoeing, primitive camping and picnic shelters with tables and grills are available.

Wilderness Regional Parks
Thonotosassa, FL
813-987-6209

Dead River
15098 Dead River Road
Flatwoods
16400 Morris Bridge Road
John B. Sargeant, Sr.
12702 Morris Bridge Road
Morris Bridge
13330 Morris Bridge Road
Trout Creek
12550 Morris Bridge Road
Veteran's Memorial
3602 Highway 301

Six different areas make up this park system that is connected by off-road trails. Flatwoods, Dead River, John B Sargeant, Sr. Memorial, Morris Bridge, Trout Creek, and Veteran's Memorial have some 20 miles of the Hillsborough River within their park sites. Picnicking, fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping and many miles of biking trails can be found within these areas.

Lake Seminole Park
10015 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777
727-549-6156

A designated wildlife habitat and sanctuary on the shores of Lake Seminole; this 250-acre park features 13 picnic shelters with grills, a boat ramp, restrooms, playground, fishing, water sports, sport fields and a 2 mile multi-use trail through pine flatwoods.

Philippe Park
2525 Philippe Parkway,
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
727-669-1947

A beautiful and historic park that was the 1,824 plantation home of Count O d e t Philippi who introduced citrus culture to Florida. The 122-acre park is the site of a large Indian mound listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Picnicking and fishing can be enjoyed on the one mile of shoreline on Old Tampa Bay that also includes a boat launch.

Sawgrass Lake Park
7400 25th Street N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727-217-7256

The Audubon Society has designated this park as one of the premier birding sites in Florida. One of the largest maple tree swamps on the gulf coast is found within this 400-acre park. Great migratory birding, a butterfly garden and a mile long boardwalk are some of the activities.

Skyway Fishing Pier State Park
4905 34th Street, S., #5000,
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
727-865-0668

Enjoy fishing or sightseeing on the longest fishing pier in the world. Drive your car or camper and park within a few feet of your favorite fishing spot. Open 24 hours and 365 days a year, with fishing supplies, snacks, drinks and bait available. Fees required.

Walsingham Park
12615 102nd Ave., N., Largo, FL
727-943-4653

One hundred acre Lake Walsingham divides this 354-acre park into two sections. Five different habitat areas including an oak scrub, botanical gardens, a boat launch (no motors), fishing, nature trails, playground, and six picnic shelters are features of the park. Popular activities are bird watching and using the 10-station fitness area.

War Veteran's Memorial Park
9600 Bay Pines Blvd.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
727-549-6165

Located on Boca Ciega Bay with Gulf access for boaters, this park has beautiful water views, 5 picnic shelters, a 24 hour six lane boat ramp, playgrounds , and rest room facilities. Four memorials to the different branches of the United States military are found here and picnic shelter five is a popular spot for weddings.

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
10500 Wilderness Park Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-834-3247

Created from the former cattle ranch of the Starkey family, and encompassing the head- waters of the Anclote River, visitors will find in the 8,069-acre park; 9 miles of bridle paths and sites for equestrian camping, 27 miles of foot trails, and 5 miles of paved roads. The facilities include 8 primitive cabins, 16 car camping tent sites, and areas for fishing, picnicking, a playground and athletic field.

Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
P. O. Box 490
U.S. 19 & Cinema Drive
Port Richey, FL 34673
727-816-1890

A good place to see a West Indian Manatee or Florida Black Bear, this 3,500 acre park has abundant wildlife. The West Pasco Audubon Society has reported numerous sightings of bird species and visitors can also see alligators endangered Gopher Tortoises, and Southern Bald Eagles. Opened in March 2001, the park contains 2,800-acres of wetlands and offers great birding, picnic pavilions, hiking trail and restrooms.

Tampa's Dog Parks

Find a Dog Park

Palma Ceia Dog Park
San Miguel & Marti Streets
Tampa, FL

Al Lopez Dog Park
4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL

Davis Island Dog Park
1002 Severn
Tampa, FL

Gasden Dog Park
6901 S. Mac Dill Ave.
Tampa, FL

     
Golf Courses

Public

Hillsborough

Babe Zaharias Golf Club
18 hole, par 70,6142 yards
11412 Forest Hills Dr.
813-932-8932

Hall of Fame Golf Course
18 hole, par 72,6724 yards
2222 North Westshore Blvd.
813-876-4913

Rogers Park Golf Course
18 hole, par 72,6855 yards
7910 North 30th St.
813-356-1670

The Claw at the University of South Florida
18 hole, par 72,6962 yards
4202 Fowler Ave.
813-974-2071

Westchase Golf Course
18 hole, par 72,6710 yards
10307 Radcliffe Dr.
813-854-2331

Pasco

Saddlebrook Resort
36 holes, par 70,6564 yards
5700 Saddlebrook Way
727-907-4556

Silver Oaks Golf and Country Club
18 holes, par 72,6632 yards
36841 Clubhouse Dr.
800-853-4653

Summertree Golf Course
9 holes, par 68,5361 yards
11816 Paradise Point Way
727-856-0771

Pinellas

Airco Golf Course
18 hole, par 72,6610 yards
3650 Roosevelt Blvd.
727-573-4653

Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course
18 hole, par 69,5689 yards
3030 McMullen Booth Rd.
727-726-4673

Clearwater Golf Park
18 hole, par 63,4357 yards
1875 Airport Dr.
727-447-5272

Countryside Executive Golf Course
118 hole, par 58,3362 yards
2506 Countryside Blvd.
727-796-1555

Glen Oaks Country Club
18 hole, par 54,2014 yards
1345 Court St.
727-446-5821

Mangrove Bay Golf Course
18 hole, par 72,6772 yards
875 62nd Ave. Northeast
727-893-7800

Tarpon Springs Golf Course
18 hole, par 72,6000 yards
1310 South Pinellas Ave.
727-937-6906

Twin Brooks Golf Course
18 hole, par 54,2000 yards
3800 22nd Avenue South
727-893-7445

Private/Semi-Private

Hillsborough

Cheval Golf & Country Club
18 holes, par 72,6419 yards
4312 Cheval Blvd.
813-948-2114

Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club
27 holes, 72 par
13903 Clubhouse Dr.
813-961-1381

Northdale Golf Club
18 hole, par 72,6838 yards
4417 Northdale Blvd.
813-962-0428

Pebble Creek Golf Club
18 hole, par 71,6410 yards
10550 Regents Park Dr.
813-973-3870

Plant City Golf Club
18 hole, par 72,6479 yards
3102 Coronet Rd.

813-752-1524

Tournament Players Club
18 holes, par 71,6898 yards
5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Rd.
813-949-0090


Pasco

Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club
18 hole, par 72,7151 yards
12900 Lake Jovita Blvd.
352-588-9200

Magnolia Valley Golf Club
18 hole, par 71,61506 yards
7223 Massachusetts Ave.
727-847-2342

River Ridge Gulf Club
18 holes, par 68,4615 yards
7511 Bloomingdale Dr.
727-847-4762

Fox Hollow Golf Club
18 holes, par 71, 7138 yards
10050 Robert Trent
Jones Pkwy
727-376-6333


Pinellas

Clearwater Country Club
18 hole, par 72,6238 yards
525 North Betty Lane
727-443-5078

Cove Cay Country Club
1
8 hole, par 70,5960 yards
2612 Cove Cay Dr.
727-535-1406

Mainlands Golf Club
18 hole, par 63,4115 yards
9445 Mainlands Blvd. We s t
727-577-4847

Tennis Courts

Hillsborough

Public - no fee

Cal Dickson Tennis Complex
4000 Watrous Ave.
8 hard courts
813-289-8059

Port Tampa Tennis Courts
4620 Mc Coy
2 hard courts

S. Himes Avenue Tennis Courts
4500 S. Himes Ave.
4 hard courts

Copeland Park Tennis Courts
111001 N.15th St.
4 hard courts

Forest Hills Tennis Courts
724 W.109th Ave.
4 hard courts

Rowlett Park Tennis Courts
2401 E. Yukon
4 hard courts

Riverfront Park Tennis Courts
1000 North Blvd.
11 hard courts

Eighteenth Avenue Tennis Courts
2902 32nd St.
2 hard courts

Williams Park Tennis Courts
4362 E. Osborne
2 hard courts

Highland Pines Tennis Courts
14505 E.21st Ave.
4 hard courts

MacFarlane Park Tennis Complex
1700 N. MacDill Ave.
4 courts

 

Public - fee charged

City of Tampa Tennis Complex
3901 W. Tampa Bay Blvd.
12 lighted soft courts & 16
lighted hard courts
813-348-1085

Sandra W. Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbia Dr.
8 lighted soft tennis courts
813-259-1663

Pasco

Public - no fee

Holiday Recreation Complex
2730 Strauber
Memorial Hwy.
4 hard courts
727-934-4198

Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex
3032 Collier Parkway
6 hard courts
813-929-1220

 

Pinellas

Public - no fee

Clearwater Beach Recreational Center
69 Bay Esplanade
3 hard courts
727-462-6138

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex
1201 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave. Suite J
3 hard courts
727-462-6119


Public - fee charged

Mc Mullen Tennis Complex
1000 Edenville Ave.
17 lighted hard tennis courts
727-669-1919

St. Petersburg Tennis Center
650 18th Ave. S. Street
15 Har-Tru courts
727-823-2225

Royal Racquet Club
2565 NE Coachman Rd.
12 lighted hard courts
727-799-3200

Swimming Facilities

Hillsborough

Greater Tampa Swim Association
located at the University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
813-259-1328

University of South Florida -Campus Recreation
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
813-974-3177

Pasco

Hercules Aquatic Center
38110 County Rd.54
813-782-8215

Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex
3032 Collier Parkway
813-929-1220

Pinellas

Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
900 North Martin Luther King Ave.
727-462-6276

Dunedin Recreation Division
903 Michigan Blvd.
727-298-3260

Fort De Soto Park-North Beach Swim Center
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
727-582-2267

Morningside Recreation Complex
2400 Harn Blvd.
727-507-4065

Cruises and Sightseeing

Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise
727-446-2587 Visit Website

Dolphin Encounter Cruise
727-442-7433 Visit Website

Kai Lani Catamaran
727-446-6778 Visit Website

Dolphin Landings
727-360-7411 Visit Website

Private Fishing Charters
If you're looking to reel in the best the Bay area has to offer than look no further than a private fishing charter. Open to both beginning and experienced fisherman. A charted boat is an excellent way to put your skills to the test. These top-of-the-line fishing boats are equipped with electronic fish locators, radars, and provide instructions and all rods and reels.

By Request Charters
727-587-0714 Visit Website

Charter Boat Two C'S II
727-797-0784 Visit Website

Far Horizons
727-367-7252 Visit Website

Reel Florida Adventures
727-251-2623 Visit Website

Hot Air Balloon Rides

If you' re ready to take it up to the next level, why not take a hot air balloon ride? Spend an afternoon soaring 1,000 ft. up in the air enjoying the thrill and excitement of the breathtaking views of the Tampa Bay area. A hot air balloon ride is truly an experience of a lifetime.

Big Red Balloon
813-969-1518 Visit Website

18th Century Aviation
813-969-3345 www.18thCenturyAviation.com

Crystal Magic Balloon Company
813-536-3005 Visit Website

Celebration Aviation
813-884-5601 Visit Website

Horseback Riding
Giddy up! It's time to saddle up and take a quiet trail ride along a scenic Florida path. These stables also offer riding lessons, and guided tours. Choose from a variety of horses. Rental by the hour. Don't forget to pack a picnic!

Turkey Creek Stables
813-737-1312 Visit Website

Sun City Stables
813-649-1126 Visit Website

In the Breeze
813-264-1919 Visit Website

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