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Family Fun in the Tampa Bay Area

Oct 26, 2007
Tampa is a community that offers to its residents (and visitors alike) a great many entertainment and recreational activities. This includes a wide range of family friendly activities.

If you are a resident of Tampa Bay, or if you are considering moving into the Tampa area, you may be wondering what types of recreational and entertainment options are available to you and your loved ones. As an aside, many of the activities that are available to families in the Tampa area are also not costly. Families can enjoy these activities without breaking the family budget in the process.

The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is one destination that families can go to and enjoy time together in Tampa. The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in all the world. On any given day, families visiting the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary can see upwards to 600 different bird species today. There is no cost to visit the sanctuary. The goal of the sanctuary is to restore to health and eventually free birds that are indigenous to Florida, birds that come to the sanctuary sick or injured.

The Dunedin Historical Society and Museum is one of the most positively family friendly. The museum focuses its attention on local history and provides many interesting exhibits and programs for people of all ages.

The University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is also an enjoyable, family friendly venue in Temple Terrace. Admission to the gardens is free and offers visitors a chance to see some interesting and beautiful plants.

The Manatee Viewing Center gives people of all ages and from all walks of live the chance to see manatees up close. Hundreds of manatees can be seen at the Center at different times of the year. Once again, this is a very family friendly and enjoyable destination in the Tampa area.

Another stopping point for the family in the Tampa area (Temple Terrace) is Lettuce Lake Park. The Park includes a 3,500 foot boardwalk and a wonderful observation tower that allows visitors the chance to view the marvelous assortment of wildlife in the area. Admission to the Park is free and it is a perfect location for families to spend a day together.

Clearwater Beach is an extremely popular ocean front destination. There are many restaurants and shops at this beach, making it one of the busiest in the Tampa Bay area. In addition, Clearwater Beach truly is a family friendly recreational and entertainment destination in the Tampa Bay area.

Of course, when it comes to family friendly recreational and entertainment activities in the Tampa Bay area, we've only now just scratched the surface. The important point to keep in mind is that there is a great deal for families to do in the Tampa Bay area.
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Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over 10 years of experience and 15 years of investing. Please visit our Tampa Bay Real Estate website and add our Tampa real estate blog to your favorites section of your browser.
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