What I do in the Tampa Bay Area with Kids
(via our RV adventures, this is my hometown area)
We choose to park at the St. Pete/Madeira Beach KOA– it was a nice natural setting on the Pinellas Bike Trail. You can rent kayaks and other equipment there, play a little putt-putt golf or enjoy the heated pool. If you back up to the water you can fish from your spot – though there are oyster shells that cut our lines.
- The Florida Aquarium – play with the stingrays, ogled all the fish! In warm months there is a great outdoor play area with splash pad. *Recommend to bring an extra shirt for the kids.
- The Treasure Island Kite Festival – held annually in January is a fun beach event. The kids loved the bounce houses and watching kite acrobats. They don’t have an official website I can like for info, but they do have a FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/biggestbeachkite/
Other Activities around town:
Go to the Sundial and grab a lunch or picnic lunch from the Locale Market
Paciugo has the best gelato outside of Florence, Italy.
Walk Beach Dr and Bayshore Blvd.
Catch a Tampa Bay Rays game at Tropicana Field
The Tampa Bay Rowdies – see our local soccer team play and have water views at Al Lang Stadium. Always a fun time! Hopefully they’ll be joining the MLS soon?
Hockey games at Amelie Arena and hang out in the Channelside Dr area. There is a bike path along the water there too. You can paddle board on the river, looks fun.
People watch, shop and eat in Old Hyde Park.
The Glazer Children’s Museum is a great spot for a few hours of child entertainment! Not an all day adventure, but definitely worth the cost of admission.
Breakfast at Daily Eats.
MLB has a lot of teams nearby for Spring Training. Phillies: Yankees, Orioles, etc.
Clearwater – go out on the pirate boat or do a dolphin watch cruise.
Go to Johns Pass – shop, eat if in/near Madeira Beach
See Manatees at Apollo Beach Power plant or Homassassa Springs State Park
See alligators at Sawgrass Lake Park.
Go out on a boat!!