in Tampa, FL
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Bayshore Linear Park Trail
312 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606 Directions
Bayshore Linear Park Trail is 4.5 miles of the world's longest continuous sidewalk. The name comes from its street name and sidewalk width. You'll pass by scenic water views and prestigious mansions, many on the National Historic Register. If you get tired or thirsty there are plenty of benches and water fountains along the outdoor pathway.
Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy St
Tampa, FL 33625 Directions
Visit the largest sanctuary in the world dedicated to the permanent care of abused and abandoned big cats at Big Cat Rescue. While you explore this outdoor oasis, you'll come to appreciate all the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for the animals that are no longer capable of living in the wild. The sanctuary is situated on 55 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
12702 US 301
Thonotosassa, FL 33592 Directions
Rent a canoe from Canoe Escape, located minutes from downtown Tampa. Take the whole family on a paddling adventure on the Hillsborough River that surrounds a 16,000 acre wildlife preserve. Pack a lunch and bring your camera to capture pictures of the alligators, snakes, turtles and birds you'll see on your adventure.
Lettuce Lake Park
6920 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33637 Directions
A hub for outdoor activities is Tampa's Lettuce Lake Park. The 240-acre scenic park invites visitors to ride a bike on the bicycle path, rent a canoe or kayak, catch a fish, eat out at the wooded picnic areas and watch wildlife from the 3,500-foot boardwalk with observation tower.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602 Directions
Listen to penguins on your cell phone at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa. The family fun destination is recognized as one of the best aquariums in the nation. Discover 250,000 square feet of underwater galleries, exhibits and attractions filled with fish, sharks, sting rays and more. You can even purchase farm-raised fish for your tank at home!
Weedon Island Preserve
1800 Weedon Dr
St Petersburg, FL 33702 Directions
Nature and outdoor enthusiasts flock to Weedon Island Preserve located in Tampa's beautiful St. Petersburg. Go ahead, take a hike on miles of nature trails or throw a line off the side of the fishing pier. Get a bird's eye view of nature from atop the observation tower. Float your boat at the paddling trails and get schooled on the area's fascinating history at the Cultural and Natural History Center after your boatride. You won't run out of adventures at this park.
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