There's an endless amount of family fun activities in Tampa Bay. These are some of the best ways to soak up the summer sun and spend time as a family in Tampa Bay:

Busch Gardens

If roller coasters, safaris, and water rides are your go-to activity, check out Busch Gardens. It's one of the most popular amusement parks in Florida and has one of the steepest rides in the United States.

There are plenty of pass options available as well as discounts for Florida residents. There are rides for all ages and tolerance levels, which makes it incredibly family-friendly. Not to mention, there are also a variety of restaurants to satisfy all tastes!

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

What’s more fun than walking around and visiting all the wildlife Tampa has to offer? ZooTampa is filled with just over 2,000 extraordinary species in this 63-acre nonprofit zoo!

Even better, ZooTampa was voted the number-one family zoo in the entire United States. ZooTampa also hosts several fun family events throughout the year, so be sure to visit their site for updates.

Adventure Island

Splish-splash this summer at Florida’s 30-acre outdoor water park! Adventure Island has been serving up water-themed fun since 1980! Adventure Island is also directly across the street from Busch Gardens, which makes it incredibly convenient to visit both places for a full day of adventure.

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Florida Aquarium

Home to over 200,000 aquatic animals and plants, the Florida Aquarium is a not-for-profit aquarium in the Tampa area. The aquarium is over 250,000 square feet, so supportive walking shoes are highly recommended.

On an incredibly hot Florida day, the Florida Aquarium is the perfect place to escape some sun and feel like you're fully submerged in an underwater world!

MOSI - Museum of Science & Industry

If your family loves hands-on exhibits and learning, visit the Museum of Science and Industry. The museum also hosts various events nearly everyday of the week, making it the perfect place to bring your family during the week!

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All these activities involve being outdoors quite a bit, so be sure to pack on the sunscreen, bring a hat, and wear sunglasses. Don’t forget to hold onto these items tightly if you plan on riding any rides!

Find more family-friendly things to do in Tampa by registering on 813area, your free guide to Tampa Bay.


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