With only a couple of weeks left before school begins again, we wanted to share some tips for summer fun so you can enjoy the last weeks of summer. This edition takes us to Tampa where there are many options that are sure to please the entire family.
Florida summers are always hot and this year has been no exception. If you are trying to beat the heat, then Tampa is a great choice to find indoor entertainment. Many theaters in the Tampa area and surrounding regions offer free or discounted movies. Check with your local theater for times and options. St. Petersburg even offers a “dive-in movie” which will allow the family to enjoy the water while watching a movie on an inflatable screen. Also check with your local bowling alley. Some AMF Lanes offer deals that allow kids to bowl for free! This is another great indoor option for the family.
If you would like your children to participate in activities that are fun and educational, there are options to help your child stay sharp during the summer break. Most county libraries offer summer reading programs. Look up your local library to see what types of activities are available. Most events have options for K-12 so there is fun for all ages. Apple offers free summer day camp. This includes workshops designed to inspire imagination and creativity all while learning new skills. Maker Camp also has free options which allows kids to build many different types of objects. Make sure to also check out the great museums available in the Tampa area such as MOSI, Glazer’s Children’s Museum, and Sunken Gardens which is the oldest living museum in St. Petersburg.
Many families want to plan one last extended trip before the school year begins. Tampa has a lot of great activities available that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Check out Adventure Island, a 30-acre water park that offers thrills while helping beat the heat. Busch Gardens is another exciting place that merges large roller coasters with animal viewing experiences. The Florida Aquarium is a great place to visit. Attendees can see all types of marine life in multiple aquatic environments. Of course for many Floridians, summer time is synonymous with beach time. The Tampa area has several beaches such as Treasure Island Beach, Madeira Beach, Sand Key Park, and of course popular Clearwater Beach. Dip your toes in the water and enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean view.
Summer may be coming to an end soon, but there is still plenty of time to plan out some fun activities. A trip to the Tampa area is sure to offer many options for entertainment that the whole family can enjoy and remember even once the temperatures start to (finally) dip.