Florida is one of the vacation capitals of the United States for good reason.  The beautiful weather, endless beaches, and laid-back vibes draw thousands of people to Florida resorts each summer for some much-needed rest and relaxation.  

However, there is another type of visitor drawn to The Sunshine State as well. Florida is home to some of the best amusement parks in the country that boast a great balance of family-friendly attractions with heart-racing thrill rides for those looking for an adrenalin rush on vacation.  

Treasure Island Beach is conveniently located near a few excellent theme park getaways and a short drive from Florida’s amusement park epicentre.

Fun in the Sun at Splash Harbour Water Park


Located just up the coast from Treasure Island Beach and many Florida resorts is Splash Harbour Water Park – a perfect hot day escape for the entire family.  

From steep and scary plunges to group raft rides and lazy rivers, Splash Harbour offers something for every level of a thrill seeker.

With a game room, mini golf course, kid-friendly splash zone, and tiki bar this watery escape is fun for the whole family as well.


A True Amusement Park our your Backdoor


Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay is our side of Florida’s quintessential theme park.  The rides here provide ample thrills and are some of the most adventurous in the state.

Further, Busch Gardens is also home to 12,000 animals from over 300 species – many living in open-air habitats perfect for a safari-like experience.  If you need a break from all the action, check out one of this park’s many live shows put on by world-class performers from across the country.

No matter how you cut it, Busch Gardens is the perfect playground to have in the backyard of so many Clearwater hotels and Florida resorts.

Florida’s Amusement Park Epicenter


We would be remiss to discuss our state’s amusement parks near Treasure Island Beach without bringing up the granddaddy of them all.  

Orlando, Florida is a short two-hour drive from Treasure Bay Resort and Marina and the surrounding Florida resorts and Clearwater hotels and boasts the densest array of world-class theme parks in the entire state.  

SeaWorld and Universal Studios and Disneyworld parks call the Orlando area home and deservingly draw thousands of visitors a year all their own. Whether you tack on a few days to your Florida beach vacation to explore Orlando or make a day trip from Treasure Island Beach, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


As much as Florida is known for its sunshine and beaches, it draws almost as many visitors each year to its fun, exciting, and world-class amusement parks.  By staying at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina you can experience the best of both worlds! Give us a call today to make a reservation for the summer and start enjoying all of the great things that the Sunshine State has to offer!