Tampa is said to receive more than three hundred and sixty days of sunshine each year. This makes it one of the best places in the country for you to spend time outdoors. The city is home to a wide selection of attractions that make it even more appealing for residents and visitors to spend time outdoors.
Below we have put together a list of the top family friendly Tampa attractions to check out when in town.
Tampa is home to amazing theme parks including Grand Prix Tampa and Busch Garden Tampa Bay. The former is home to a selection of attractions including a pair of go-kart tracks, video games arcade, miniature golf course and paint-less paint ball course among others.
The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on the other hand is home to a variety of animal exhibits that include five hundred bird species, lions, orangutans, crocodiles, kangaroos and much more. This three hundred acre theme park also features thrill rides and hosts a variety of fun events all year round.
Those looking to enjoy a fun time out on the beach can head over to Ben T. Davis Beach. A great place for a family picnic, the beach has an area fitted with picnic tables, benches and grills. For those interested in playing beach sports, the beach also has a beach volley ball area.
To ensure that you don’t leave your pet dog out of your family outing plans at the beach, the Ben T. Davis Beach also has a separate area for dogs. This fenced in, 2.5-mile stretch is exactly what your pooch needs to let loose and have fun at the beach uninterrupted.
Lowry Park Zoo is Tampa’s got to place for the widest selection of animal exhibits. The zoo is home to 1,500 animals drawn from different corners of the world. Some of the exhibits to look out for include white rhinos, cheetahs and African elephants. This fifty-six acre zoo is also home to a carousel, tram and flume ride.
The Florida Aquarium offers families the opportunity to learn more about marine life and marvel at a selection of impressive animal exhibits. Visitors can check out the penguin preserve, coral reef aquarium and stingray tank. Some of the activities you can take part in while at the Florida Aquarium includes the SCUBA diving program and the dolphin viewing cruise.
With these activities in mind, you will always have something fun to do in Tampa.