Are you looking for an epic adventure that will have your kids begging for more family trips? Teenagers and toddlers have different versions of fun, but don’t let it throw your vacation off course. Create treasured memories in Tampa Bay at these water parks and attractions designed for the whole family.
Cruise the Hillsborough With Tampa Bay Water Bikes
Tampa Bay Water Bikes are “The ultimate in human-powered watercraft.” They can’t tip over, so even the most apprehensive family member can relax while checking out Tampa’s skyline at 5 miles per hour. Children 6 and older can cruise the Hillsborough and drive their own water bike if they can reach the pedals. Younger children can play nearby at the Curtis Hixton playground.
Explore Adventure Island and Play at Busch Gardens
Imagine the look on your drenched teenager’s face after plummeting 70 feet down the new “Vanish Point Slide.” Picture your younger children are giggling at the “Splash Attack.” Adventure Island was designed with your family in mind. The kids will beg to return before leaving the park. One solution is the “multi-park pass.” If they know a day at Busch Gardens is on the agenda, they should leave without causing a scene.
Staying well fed and hydrated is essential to playing under the Florida sun. Adventure Island’s dining pass was created to keep your family healthy and happy. Plan ahead and check out their discount packages for all needs and budgets.
Staying at a hotel near the action means you will spend less time traveling and more time exploring. Easily manage your little one’s nap and snack times in a cool, quiet hotel room while your partner and older children are out playing. Utilize the kitchenette and pool to soothe weary, overstimulated children.
Splash, Swim With the Fishes, or Sharks (If You Dare) at the Florida Aquarium
One destination that offers lifetimes of fun is the Florida Aquarium. From toddlers to dare-devil teenagers, there is something for everyone. A splash pad entertains and cools down the littlest family members. Children 6 and older can “Swim with the Fishes” above a replica of the Dry Tortugas coral reef. Children 9 and older can “Swim with the Sharks” and over 1000 other fish. The bravest family members (certified divers over 15 years old) “Dive with the Sharks” and other sea creatures in the aquarium’s largest habitat.
Your kids will have bragging rights because the proof is documented with an action camera. Each adventure has a different schedule, so make sure you sign up ahead of time.
Finding the perfect family-friendly lodging is easy with the right tools. Your extended family may want to tag along after hearing your exciting plans. Turn your family vacation into a family reunion by booking fun adventures at these many different water attractions. The best way to beat the Florida heat is to cool off in the water. Be sure to take the whole crew, because there is something for every family member.