New Tampa Family Activities
New Tampa has an abundance of activities that are geared towards the family.
Canoeing, Fishing, Biking, Swimming, Laser Tag, Movies, Theater, and more are here in New Tampa.
Here are 5 New Tampa Family Activities to enjoy!
New Tampa is ideally located in the Tampa Bay area. It is only 30 minutes from the nearest beach, 15 minutes from Tampa Bay Busch Gardens, and 15 minutes from MOSI and the IMAX Dome, 25 minutes from Lowry Park Zoo and 30 minutes from downtown Tampa.
Families can take advantage of local tourist attractions that most will have to fly or drive a distance to visit. Here are the five best activities for families.
Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs beaches are about 30 to 45 minutes from New Tampa. Families can choose from a variety of beaches to spend the afternoon or a weekend. Families could get permit from the State Park to camp and enjoy the great outdoors.
Some of the hotels by the beach offers special rates to residents during the off peak season. The Tradewinds Island Grand in St. Petersburg has amenities to entertain the whole family and off season rates.
Tampa Bay Busch Gardens:
One huge advantage of being a Florida resident is the special offers for entrance tickets to attractions like Busch Gardens. Local residents get to pay for a day’s ticket and play for a year in Busch Gardens. You get to use your Fun Card for a year. Enjoy the benefits of a local resident and go whenever you have time or want a family weekend of fun or a night out riding the roller coasters, eating in fine restaurants, ride the train to see the wild animals or watch a special show.
You can have it all in Busch Gardens.
MOSI and IMAX Dome:
Plan a trip to the largest science center in South East USA with over 450 hands-on science activities. MOSI is a playground for all. There are special exhibits, Butterfly Garden and Sanders Planetarium. This place also houses an IMAX theatre.
MOSI offers different types of membership for visitors and it is the most economical way if you plan to visit more than once with your family.
Lowry Park Zoo:
Voted the best zoo in the USA by Parents Magazine, Lowry Park Zoo is open daily from 9:30 to 5 pm. Families can interact with the animals, take rides, watch shows or listen to a lecture from experts during visits to the zoo.
The zoo is sectioned into areas with African Safari animals, Asian Gardens featuring animals from Asia, Wallaroo Stations with kookaburras and kangaroos, Birds Sanctuary, the Primate World and Florida native animals and reptiles. This is also the center for rescued manatees and manatee hospital.
Tampa has the Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, Yankees Spring Training and the FC Tampa Bay. Check out details from their website for the next games.
All the activities listed are less than one hour away from New Tampa. There are endless activities that you and your family can engage in. These are five. Let us know what are the best activities for your family?