Tampa has something to offer everyone and many things to do and events to attend where alcohol is not the focus, and you won't be carded to get in. If you're looking for a family-friendly place or are between 18 and 21 and want a fun place to hang out with friends, check out this guide to alcohol-free activities.
MouseTrap Escape Games
Choose from one of three locations in Tampa Bay, gather a team of friends, plan a family outing, or go on your own and be paired up with other puzzle lovers. Search for clues and solve the mystery. Can you unlock the clues and escape in time? Click the link and explore Mouse Trap Escape, Tampa, Carrollwood and Wesley Chapel. Use promo code JULY20 and save 20% this month!
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David A. Straz Center for Performing Arts
Head out for a night on the town at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts! Offering a variety of shows, the Straz never disappoints! From Broadway's Lion King to modern musical performances, throwback musicals like Motown and the massive hit, Hamilton, there is something for everybody. Buy your 2017-2018 season passes now to secure your seats to Hamilton.
You can't go wrong with this family night out! Bowling is the perfect activity to spark healthy competition, and perhaps a little trash-talk. Fun for people of all ages bowling is perfect for families and friends. Check out AMF University Lanes to find students having fun or try Splitsville for a 'publike' bowling experience.
Q-Zar Laser Tag
Another classic crowd-pleaser, laser tag! Conveniently located on Dale Mabry Highway, Q-Zar's two-level laser tag arena will challenge your gaming skills. Refuel with pizza wings, mozzarella sticks, slushies, and more, then challenge your team to a rematch!
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GameTime Tampa, a large indoor arcade, and restaurant is perfect for both rainy days and sanctuary from the heat. With over 100 games and simulator rides to choose from, you won't be able to tear yourself away without just one more try! Click over to their 813area business page to see current special deals and save.
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Tampa Bay Storm Games
NFL camp over and still jonesing for some Football? Grab tickets to a Tampa Bay Storm game! Thia arena team plays inside Amalie Arena where yes, you can buy alcohol if you are old enough, but it makes our list because of the high-impact ferocity of these games. They are fun to watch! Owned by former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Derrick Brooks, you are in for a treat if you've never seen arena football. And if you have, how long has it been? Beat the heat and cheer on our team as we fight for the Playoffs! Watch the Storm roll in from the comfort of an air-conditioned seat. Click over to their 813area business page to see the schedule and buy tickets today.
Feeling adventurous? Check out iFly and blow your mind with indoor skydiving! Your adrenaline will be pumping inside iFly's massive wind tunnels as you experience the rush of skydiving without the plane! iFly offers group pricing deals and starts as low as $59.
Speaking of flying, Sky Zone is another fun place in Tampa perfect for alcohol-free play! A unique indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone is perfect for anyone hiding their inner jumping bean or someone who needs to let some energy fly. They also feature trampoline dodgeball, parent's night out, toddler time, fun theme nights and more.
Want a place where sports meets adventure, look no further than Vertical Ventures. An indoor rock climbing facility with over 60 climbing routes, the site is designed for all levels including newbies.
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Tampa Yankees Games
The boys of summer, well the Tampa Yankees Florida State League boys take their field of dreams weekly, and you are invited! Uncrowded, intimate and personal, these games are a blast to watch! Bet on every pitch, slosh down hot dogs and a coke, grab nachos and more from the newly redesigned concessionaires. The food is excellent and the entertainment even better at George M. Steinbrenner Field during Home games. Look for special nights when they schedule bands, and in your face fireworks. This August Tim Tebow comes into town with the St. Lucie Mets. We have our tickets!
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The Museum of Science and Industry, located across from USF on Fowler Avenue, is a place for adventures of the mind. Catch a flick at the IMAX theater, head into space at MOSI's planetarium, and explore interactive exhibits!
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The Florida Aquarium is a nonprofit organization seeking to educate and entertain locals and visitors alike. Florida's abundant and fascinating Marine life is enough to keep anyone captivated all day. However, the Aquarium also boasts several shows, a newly opened massive Splash Pad for the kiddos, and opportunities for behind-the-scenes action. Channelside's Florida Aquarium is sure to be a favorite venue you return to again and again.
What better way to spend a day bonding with family or friends than riding roller coasters? Busch Gardens is an amusement park with lots to offer: Jungle into their Serengeti Safari and get up close and personal with giraffes, or jump on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster and take your day from zero to sixty in a matter of seconds!
Hillsborough River State Park
Established in 1938, this State Park in Tampa showcases one of our proudest assets, the Hillsborough River. Hillsborough River State Park sets the scene for an afternoon picnic, or kayak adventure and the opportunity to connect with nature.
Drinking does not need to be part of your nightly festivities; there are plenty of Things to Do in Tampa and plenty of events in our Events Guide to Tampa to keep you occupied all year long. Let us know in a comment below where you favorite places to go to spend time with family having fun with no drinking involved. (All photos from 813area photographers, Wikipedia Commons or business and event pages on Facebook, Cover Photo by Alexis Brown)