Summer Fun Directory 2018

Summer Fun

Your Summer Fun guide to attractions, activities, and all-day adventures both in Tampa Bay and Getaway Destinations with fun for the whole family!

How much fun are you going to have this Summer?


Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 | 813-884-FUN |

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.


Cade Museum

811 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 | 352-371-8001 |

The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention invites you to visit our 26,000 facility, a place to meet featured inventors, to be engaged in our labs, be curious in our exhibits, and be inspired to ask questions. Robot Zoo exhibit allows visitors to study the form and function of real animals and insects through their biomechanical counterparts – robots. Our permanent interactive exhibit, The Sweat Solution, showcases the invention of Gatorade and its incredible global impact.


Elite Animation Academy

5215 West Laurel St., Tampa, FL 33607 | 813-321-3939 |

Starting June 4th to August 10th. Weekly individual summer camps are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All supplies included (except lunch). We have over 50 years animation experience from Walt Disney feature Animation, Marvel Comics, Dream Works Animation, Warner Brothers Studios and other forward leading industry professionals. Learn from the best!  Small classes and exceptional instructors, now enrolling in all 2018 summer camps in Tampa.

Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 | 813-273-4000 |

Get face-to-face with thousands of captivating creatures, ranging from majestic sand tiger sharks to energetic otters, endangered sea turtles and exotic ring-tailed lemurs. We have a fun kids’ play area, The Splash Pad, and an exciting 4-D theater. You can even go on a Wild Dolphin Cruise* where we search for dolphins in Tampa Bay. *Reservations and additional fees required. Weather permitting.


Glazer Children’s Museum 

110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602 | 813-443-3861 |

Play with purpose at the Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa’s interactive, learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. Continue the learning all Summer with imaginative programs and a special reading nook!


Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 

4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa 33617 | 813 987-6000 |

Stay cool and get STEAM-ed this summer at MOSI!  Sit in the pilot’s seat of tomorrow’s space craft in Be the Astronaut! Discover CONNECTUS, where guests can touch the future of technology.  Hear stories of the night sky in the newly upgraded Saunders Planetarium. Visit Idea Zone where everyone can engineer hands-on projects, then challenge your senses on our 36-foot-high multilevel Sky Trail Ropes Course, featuring new obstacles that will get your adrenaline pumping!


PK’s Play Zone & Grille 

10019 West Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33615 | 813-999-4987 |

PK’s Play Zone & Grille is one of the newest and largest indoor Family Fun Center’s in Tampa. Our 43,000 square foot family fun center hosts six attractions and has over 100 high definition arcade and redemption video games. The arena is the perfect destination for Parents and Kids for bonding and enjoyment. The arena provides free entry and plenty of free parking space. PK Family Fun Center provides fun and friendly atmosphere for kids and entire family.


Plantation on Crystal River 

9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429 | 352-795-4211 |

Plantation on Crystal River offers several specials and packages to help sculpt the vacation you are looking for!  It’s the perfect quick getaway and the perfect place to create life long memories of family vacations. Plantation on Crystal River is a beautiful 50-year-old, 232-acre eco-friendly resort, offering comfortable accommodations, a full-service spa, and is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay.  Only an hour and 15 minutes up the Veterans Expressway from downtown Tampa.


St. Petersburg Country Club

2000 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712 | 727-867-2111 |

St. Petersburg Country Club is a family friendly, full service, private, member-owned country club with an unparalleled history in the Tampa Bay. SPCC offers Summer Golf, Tennis, and Social Memberships with unlimited access for six months at an amazing value. Family memberships include access to Kids Camps, Sports Camps, Family Nights, Tiki Bar with Poolside Dining and much more.


TradeWinds Island Resorts

5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 | 866.JustLetGo |

The perfect summer vacation awaits at TradeWinds Island Resorts, two neighboring resorts set on the sugar white sands of St. Pete Beach. Whether you stay at TradeWinds Island Grand or Guy Harvey Outpost, you’ll enjoy endless beachside fun and superb amenities at both! From unlimited rides down the three-story water slide to live music at the tiki bar, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Kids’ club activities and drop-off camps, too!


Treasure Island Fun Center

7770 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, FL 33772 | 727-391-9105 |

With classics like Ms. Pac-Man to the latest big screen games, as well as pool, pinball, air hockey and kiddie rides, there’s fun for the whole family! Challenge your friends on head-to-head racing games or test your skill on ticket games and choose from an incredible selection of prizes. Hungry? Pegleg’s Pizza offers delicious made-to-order pizzas, pretzels, nuggets, ice cream and more. Birthday parties, field trips and family fun packages available.


Tampa YMCA

Office: 110 East Oak Ave., Tampa, Fl 33602 | 813-224-9622 |

This summer at the Y, we are committed to not only being your home for fitness but also a place of community and belonging. Enjoy the total member experience with weekly poolside fun, special pop-up events, fitness challenges and more! At the Y, you will experience community, develop relationships, achieve your goals and belong to something bigger than yourself.  Visit one of our 9 family centers today!


ZooTampa at Lowry Park

1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 | 813-935-8552 |

At ZooTampa at Lowry Park, experience wildlife like never before. Go behind the scenes on an Expedition Africa safari ride, get nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino and discover endangered Florida wildlife. Then, feel the rush of a three-story splashdown on the new family water adventure: Roaring Springs! Pay for a day, get the rest of 2018 FREE.



Need more Summer Fun? Check out our Summer Camp Guide!