The staff here at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina loves the sun. Many of those who visit us at the best Treasure Island Beach Resort have similar feelings. That’s why we have chosen to live in Florida.  Even so, we also know the importance of taking a break from soaking up rays. While guests are drawn to Florida for the heat and sun, it isn’t uncommon for them to need a break from the beach at some point during their vacation.  As such, we have many recommendations of places to spend a day if you are aiming to escape the sun.  What follows are three of our favorites, but don’t hesitate to ask our expert staff for even more suggestions when you arrive at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina.  

Escape your Treasure Island Beach Resort and Test your Wit at the Tampa Bay Escape Room

Just a short ways up the coast from your Treasure Island beach resort is the community of Clearwater – home to the Tampa Bay Escape Room.  Escape rooms are quickly gaining popularity and are a sure fire way to test your wit, sense of adventure, and puzzle cracking skills.

In short, the goal of this real life adventure game is to piece together clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes in order to escape the room you are in before time expires.  Not only is the Tampa Bay Escape Room a great way to escape the hot Florida sun for a day, but it also is a fun, unique, and exciting adventure that can be catered to the entire family.  


Make the Most of your Family Vacation at Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Across the peninsula from Treasure Island is the bustling town of St. Petersburg.  While St. Petersburg itself offers countless shops, restaurants, and activities for a day off the beach perhaps the most alluring on a family vacation is the Great Explorations Children’s Museum.  

This hands-on museum is the perfect place to enable your children to use their mind in fun and creative ways.  From science to art, Great Ex will be sure to keep your kids smiling, laughing, and learning for the entirety of your break from the sun.

The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum: A Must Visit for Florida History Buffs

If you have a penchant for history then The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, just six and a half miles down the road from Treasure Bay, is the perfect place to stay out of the sun.  The building that houses this museum dates back to the early 20th Century.  What lies inside is as impressive as the building itself.  

Timelines and displays that showcase the history of the region dating back to 1500 line the walls, and it is truly amazing to see the evolution of the Florida coast over time.  This free journey through time is well worth a stop if you are not looking to stray far from the comforts of your Treasure Island beach resort.  

Florida is called The Sunshine State for a reason, and it is that very reason that attracts countless visitors to our beaches each year.  After a few long days in the sun, you may find yourself looking for a reprieve.  

When this occurs check out one of the above three alternatives, or ask one of our friendly staff members at Treasure Bay for their favorite local indoor activity.  Just one day out of the sun and you will feel completely rejuvenated and ready to hit the beaches again in no time!