DAZZLING DAY TRIPS
We’ve got a whole array of exciting activities and day trips in store for you at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina! Head to the Dali museum for some surrealist inspiration. If you’re longing for a family getaway, visit Tarpon Springs and enjoy Greece in Florida with the Sponge Docks and authentic restaurants.
Go on a shopping spree at the International Plaza and Bay Street, or the superb outlet mall at Ellenton. Drive up to Caladesi Island State Park and spend a day at the beach or go for a hike in the woods. There’s also ZooTampa at Lowry Park, where you can go on an open-air safari ride.
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From thrilling rollercoaster rides and captivating live shows, to absolutely unmissable animal encounters, the renowned Busch Gardens Theme Park has activities for the entire family to enjoy. Voted as the 10th Best Amusement Park by USA Today Reader’s Choice in 2018, this theme park also has a host of family-friendly entertainment, such as live music extravaganzas, stage shows, animal shows and more.
For More: buschgardens.com/tampa
The Dalí Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dalí and features works from the artist’s entire career. The collection includes over 2,400 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity, including oil paintings, many original drawings, book illustrations, artists’ books, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents. This represents the largest collection of the artist’s work anywhere outside of Europe and it is a must see for anyone visiting our area.
For More: thedali.org
The historic riverfront town of Tarpon Springs has a way of transporting you thousands of miles away to a coastal village in Greece. After the discovery of natural sponge beds in the early 1900s, Greek sponge divers arrived in Tarpon Springs, a community at the northern end of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, to grow the now-famous sponge industry. The main attraction of Tarpon Springs became its famous Sponge Docks, which are set along the Anclote River. The Greek heritage is still strong here—if you’re even remotely of Hellas heritage, you’ll probably discover a cousin or two in this town.
Want to shop from the top brands and enjoy great offers? Head on over to the International Plaza and Bay Street for one of the best shopping sprees one can have in the Tampa area! Whether you prefer mainstream or niche brands, this shopping center has it all with over 200 stores to shop from. When you start craving savory goods or delicate desserts, choose from a wide range of restaurants, cafes and fast food joints right there for you to enjoy.
For More: shopinternationalplaza.com
A great shout out to all you shopaholics out there! Whether you’re looking for a new pair of shoes or a designer handbag, Ellenton Premium Outlets is the place to be, housing over 130 different stores to fulfil your shopping needs. You can now shop from your favorite brands at a reduced price right here. Hurry up and save those bucks as you shop with all your favorite stores having up to 65% off!
For More: premiumoutlets.com/outlet/ellenton
Looking for a nature-filled vacation for everyone to enjoy? Finding it hard to choose between hiking in the woods or getting a nice tan on a sunny beach? Head on over to Caladesi Island State Park, where you can find all this and more! Book a space on the camping ground or rent a boat down at the marina, or even go kayaking down the clear blue waters of the Gulf Coast. Getting hungry? Make some delicious homemade food and enjoy a picnic with your loved ones at Caledesi’s picnic pavilion.
For More: visitflorida.com/caladesi-island.html
FAB FORT DE SOTO
Home to mangroves, wetlands and natural reserves filled with birds, sea creatures and plants, Forte De Soto Park is the largest park in Pinellas County. With over 1,136 acres across 5 interconnected islands, this park is home to many animal and plant species. Slip your feet down the smooth white sand at the beach or go hiking down the 7-mile multipurpose trail. If you’re in the mood, you can also go fishing at the Gulf and Bay pier.
For More: pinellascounty.org/park/05_ft_desoto.htm
ZANY FUN WITH ZOO TAMPA
Are your little ones interested in learning about animals and wildlife? If yes, buckle them up and drive down to ZooTampa at Lowry Park for a lifetime experience. With over 1,300 animals under their care, the zoo takes care of endangered and threatened species. You can meet African penguins, Aldabra tortoises, Southern White Rhinos and many more amazing animals. Toddlers will also have a blast with arts, crafts and storytelling. Open-air safari vehicles are also available to enlighten visitors more about animals.
For More: zootampa.org