Looking for cool things to do in Tampa that won’t torch your wallet?

If you’re on the hunt for things to do in Tampa this weekend, here’s a quick list of the top ten great ways to have fun in our own backyard without breaking the bank.

  1. Go to Busch GardensAs Florida residents, we’ve got some of the world’s best amusement parks right in our neighborhood. We also have an advantage over our out-of-town visitors because of the Florida resident discounts most parks offer. One of the most popular Tampa Florida attractions is Sea World and Busch Gardens in Tampa. You can pay for a day, then go all year with a Busch Gardens annual pass.Find out more here:
    https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/
  2. Take a Canoe TripThere’s no better way to get a full body workout, enjoy the beauty of nature, and soak in some sun all at the same time than taking a canoe trip down one of our local waterways. Bring your sunscreen, bug repellant, and plenty of water, and if you’ve got a waterproof camera, bring that, too. No doubt you’ll see beautiful sights – and maybe even some photo-worthy wildlife.Find out more here:
    http://www.canoeescape.com/
    http://www.paddleflorida.net/alafia-paddle.htm
  3. Fish the Flats with a Fishing GuideWhere are they biting? You won’t have to guess when you’ve got an experienced fishing guide showing you the best fishing holes around Tampa Bay. You’ll learn a lot, have a blast, and probably bring home some of the tastiest redfish and snook you’ve ever had before.Find out more here:
    http://captainclay.com/
  4. Dine and Dance on the Starship Dining CruiseThis dining cruise offers live music and dancing on the top deck. You’ll enjoy the sights and sunset as you tour around Tampa Bay. In fact, there’s probably no more beautiful way to watch the sunset and to get the waterside view of some of our areas most exclusive million-dollar homes. Bring your sweetheart for a romantic, relaxing, scenic date.Find out more here:
    http://www.yachtstarship.com/
  5. Improve Your Aim at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and ArcheryThis range offers a variety of sports shooting including an archery and BB gun range for kids to a full-fledged clay shooting range. You’ll have fun practicing your skills and improving your hand-eye coordination with a little friendly competition in a safe environment.Find out more here:
    http://www.mytbsc.com/
  6. Dinosaur WorldEnjoy our area’s very own Jurassic Park– a fun day for the family awaits about halfway between Orlando and Tampa in Plant City. (Yes, the same Plant City that grows such delicious strawberries every year. The Strawberry Festival’s over already, but the dinosaurs are year-round.)Find out more here:
    http://dinosaurworld.com/florida/
  7. First Friday in St. PeteOne of the best things to do in Tampa, FL is actually to drive just a bit to get to St. Pete. Come on out for some fun. The first Friday of each month, the streets of downtown St. Pete are closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians only. Enjoy some great food at the area restaurants then get your toe tapping to a live jazz experience under the St. Pete sky. It’s FREE and well attended!Find out more here:
    https://firstfridaystpete.com/
  8. Horse Power for KidsGot kids? Bring them to this one-of-a-kind petting farm where they can interact with horses and other animals that have been rescued. From November through April, there are seasonal evening trail rides, too (reservations required). You can ride the trails anytime for $30-$35 an hour. There’s also horse camp and hay rides, and this is an excellent place to hold a birthday party.Find out more here:
    http://horsepowerforkids.com/
  9. Bayshore Boulevard SidewalkHave you strolled along the longest continuous sidewalk in the world before? It’s right in your backyard! This seven-mile sidewalk is ideal for walking, jogging, taking your pup for a hike, and enjoying the gulf breeze all at the same time. You’ll get your exercise in, too, making this one of the healthiest things to do in Tampa this weekend, hands-down.Find out more here:
    http://www.tampagov.net/parks-and-recreation/programs/parks-and-facilities/greenways-and-trails/trail-maps/bayshore-trail
  10. Two Ways to Take Me Out to a BallgameIf you’re ready to munch on peanuts and crackerjacks while watching some of the best minor league baseball in the area, you’ve got options.

There you have it! Enough to keep you happily entertained for ten weekends this summer in Tampa – and you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg to do it.

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