101 Family Day Trips from Tampa | Kids Out and About Tampa

101 Family Day Trips from Tampa

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Tampa. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!=

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Bell Creek Nature Preserve
Blackwater Creek Preserve
Cockroach Bay Preserve
Edward Medard Conservation
Fish Hawk Creek Nature Preserve
Alderman's Ford Conservation Center
Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve

 

Time Travel Today

  American Victory Ship Mariners Museum
Cracker Country
Dunedin Historical Museum
Pioneer Florida Museum and Village
Veterans Memorial Park & Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum
Palm Harbor Museum
Tampa Bay History Center
Florida Holocaust Museum

 

Make Life a Beach

Honeymoon Island State Park
Caladesi Island State Park
Clear Water Beach
Sand Key Park
Redington Shores
Madeira Beach
Treasure Island Beach
Sunset Beach
St Pete Beach
Shell Key Preserve
Fort De Soto Park

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

Adventure Island
Ballast Point Park
Water Works Park
Roy Jenkins Pool
Interbay Pool
Cuscaden Pool

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Cass Contemporary
David L. Mason's Children's Museum
Explorations V Children's Museum
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Glazer Children's Museum
Great Explorations Children's Museums
Imagine Museum
Micheal Murphy Gallery
The Dali Museum

 

Explore These Cities

  St. Petersburg, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Orlando, Florida

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Florida Rail Road Museum
Tampa Bay Fun Boat
Tampa Water Taxi Company
Olde World Sailing Line
Kraken Cycleboats
Biplane Rides
Tampa Bay Aviation
Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Big Bear Farms
Dooley Groves
Favorite Farms
Hunsader Farms
HydroHarvest Farms
Sweetfields Farm
Misty Organics
Southern Hill Farms

 

Play Ball!

  Tampa Bay Rowdies
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Tarpons

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Snobachi Handcrafted Ice Cream
The Revolution Ice Cream Co
D'lites Emporium
Dairy Joy
The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Cream Pops
Icesmile
Mr. Penguin
The Dessert Spot
Cotton Candy Palace
The Candy Barrell
Schakolad Chocolate Factory

 

Connect with Nature

Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve
Alderman's Ford Conservation Park
  Apollo Beach Park & Recreation Center
Bell Creek Preserve

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Busch Gardens - Tampa
SunWest Park
Legoland 

 

Talk to the Animals

  Big Cat Rescue
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Croc Encounters
The Florida Aquarium
Lowry Park Zoo

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Firehouse Cultural Center
Moon Over Havana Arts Gallery
Tampa Museum of Art

 

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

Rainbow Springs Falls
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Big Shoals State Park
  Steinhatchee Falls

 

Get Active Indoors

  Adventures Archery
Air Heads Trampoline Arena
Altitude Trampoline Park
Astro Skate Family Fun Center
Boing Tampa
Bounce House Place
Bricks 4 Kidz

 

Challenge Yourself

  Kokol Art Studio
Life Enrichment Center
Miss Anita's Crafts
Makeme Studio

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  International Plaza and Bay Street
University Mall
WestShore Plaza
Hyde Park Village

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Tampa. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away