By: Kaylani Levine

Tampa is a major metropolitan area, with tons of things to do. When it comes to being under 21 in the area, it can be a little tough to find out where you fit into the mix. You don’t want to hang out with the tweens, yet you’re still not old enough to mingle with the adults. Don’t worry under 21er’s, Tampa has the potential to entertain you too.
Go Shopping-With such a disposable income, what better way to enjoy your free time by treating yourself to something nice? With so many major shopping centers in Tampa, the choices are almost endless.
International Plaza
University Mall
Westshore Plaza
Citrus Park Town Center
Brandon Town Center

Visit a Theme Park or Museum-There are plenty of theme parks and museums in Tampa to suit all interests and thrill levels.
Busch Gardens
Adventure Island
Lowry Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium

Catch a Comedy Show- Yes, most comedy clubs in Tampa have shows specifically for the under 21 crowd. They have the same great comedians, just a little less raunchy material.
Side Splitters
Tampa Improv

Volunteer- Volunteering in Tampa is a quick and easy way to couple your interest and gain experience in your area of choice. You may be surprised at the variety of opportunities available.  Click here, for some great companies to volunteer with in Tampa.

Visit a State Park- Tampa is lined with parks that boast a comfortable atmosphere and fun activities. You can go fishing, walk trails, take photographs, and even participate in park sponsored classes. Find recreation in Tampa like parks and museums that suit your needs.

Go Bowling or Skating- Even though you may have given up these activities, most skating rinks and bowling alleys in Tampa have nights especially dedicated to those under 21 (but over 16). Bowling alleys and skating rinks have everything you need; food, music, and a fun atmosphere. Find bowling alleys in Tampa and skating rinks in your neck of the woods.

Under 21 is a tough crowd to satisfy but with a little diligence, you can find plenty of things to do in Tampa when you’re under 21.