It’s an exciting time for the residents of Tampa Bay! Our home team will be playing in the “BIG GAME” and they are making history!!! There’s so much happening this week and everyone is looking for something to do. Safety protocols are put in place to make sure everyone is safe during this time. If you’re visiting from out of town or not familiar with different areas of Tampa Bay, I got you covered. I will be sharing some family friendly activities and places to visit. Check out this amazing guide for things to do in Tampa Bay!
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors will need to make reservations online for some of these place. Call ahead or visit their website for more details. You may also be required to use face masks and practice social distancing. Due to the events this week, many roads are closed and parking may be limited in certain areas. Visit this Tampa Parking website for more information.
This place is a family favorite! There’s plenty for children to explore including a grocery store, firehouse, hospital, party zone and pizza place.
The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)
Morean Arts Center (St. Petersburg)
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum (St. Petersburg)
ON THE WATER
Pirate Water Taxi offers daily tours of Tampa with 14 stops located along the Tampa Riverwalk. Visit their website for more information.
This 10-passenger electric boat allows you to view all the sites along the Tampa Riverwalk. No boating license is needed. Visit their website for more information.
Join the crew of the Lost Pearl on a fun adventure that includes learning to load a cannon, dodging cannon balls, passing cannon balls to each other and learning to defend yourself using water cannons.
This is a popular food hall with plenty of tasty options from delicious desserts to brunch to noodles and vegan friendly options. There’s something for everyone. My favorite place to visit is Graze 1910 and Bake’n Babes.
This modern waterfront area features restaurants, a beer garden & street-food stands. There’s plenty of outdoor space that is perfect for social distancing. Make reservations at Splitsville so you can enjoy a game of bowling and delicious food.
This is a waterfront restaurant and bar that is located near the Tampa Convention Center.
They have delicious food and will be hosting events all week. Visit their website for more information.
You can build your own pizza and order a sweet treat like gelato. Perfect for families.
Enjoy outdoor seating and a view of the water at this local restaurant.
This is an outdoor shopping district with plenty of places to dine in the heart of historic Tampa. Check out Bartaco, Goody Goody, Irish 31, Sorrento Sweets or Sprinkles.
Check out fellow blogger, The Fun Foodie Mama, for more Tampa Bay favorites. She knows all the best spots especially for families.
PLACES TO VISIT
This is where all the excitement will be for the Super Bowl Experience. This stretch of downtown Tampa offers incredible views and places to eat along the Hillsborough River. To gain access to the Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s, fans will need to register for the NFL OnePass app to access any of the parks. Visit this website for more information.
It’s a great place to get an up-close view of some incredible animals like stingrays, spiny lobsters, ring-tailed lemur and octopus . We always have a great time when we visit. Online reservations are required as well as masks.
Take a trip across the bridge to visit this newly renovated Pier. Plenty of space to run around with the family. There’s places to eat and a nice playground for the kids. Visit my blog post for more details.
Plan a trip to Tampa’s theme park and visit the animals or enjoy thrilling rides. There’s an area dedicated for little kids that my boys love. Reservations are required for all guests.
Tampa Bay has some of the best beaches in Florida. If you’re looking to take a break while in town, here are a few of the best places to relax.
Clearwater Beach: Rockaway St., Clearwater, FL
Coquina Beach: 2650 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach, FL
Indian Rocks Beach: 196th Avenue, Indian Shores, FL
Fort De Soto Park: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL
Honeymoon Island State Park: 1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin, FL