Spring is the perfect time for an RV trip to Tampa. The weather has not yet become unbearably hot, the fresh Gulf breezes are blowing and the flowers are in bloom. Tampa has a lot to offer vacationers. There are plenty of RV campgrounds where you can make your home base. For instance, the Lazydays RV Campground in Tampa has full hookups and lots of free amenities that make your stay exceptional.
The first stop should be Lowry Park Zoo with an amazing array of animals and attractions. Feed the giraffes and peek in aquariums filled with exotic frogs and toads. Then hop over to the Big Cat Rescue where more than 100 lions, cougars and other cats await your visit.
Next stop, the wonderful Florida Aquarium where you will see creatures that you didn’t even know existed in our oceans. Take part in a dolphin cruise too, as you boat in Tampa Bay where these beautiful mammals show off for you. Then you will travel south of the city to the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center and can view the butterfly gardens and try the hurricane simulator to see just what residents may go through in this state. If the right time of year you’ll also see manatees.
If you would like to get out now for some hiking, fishing or other outdoor activities, you have a choice of parks. Lettuce Lake Park has a biking path which is a lot of fun, and you can rent a canoe and take a paddle on the lake. Al Lopez Park is a wonderful place to hike. You will see wildlife and can even fish in a lovely pond.
Naturally, you can’t miss the attractions that Tampa is most famous for. Busch Gardens is a family adventure that has tons of thrills, with shows, rides and many wild animal exhibits. Right close by is the Serengeti Safari at Busch Gardens, an unforgettable visit to the African Plain. Then if you want water fun, Adventure Island provides all you could ask for, with water rides, waterfalls to play around in and slides.
If you like a great scenic drive, take your RV over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and along the way you will surely see some dolphins leaping from the water below. There are many piers from which you can fish and the longest sidewalk in the world where you can take a 4.5-mile bayside stroll – Bayshore Boulevard.
Drive over to Clearwater Beach which likely has some of the whitest sand you’ll find on the Gulf. The pier is fun to explore and all the nearby shops offer dazzling displays of many goodies, from clothes and food to beach accessories and jewelry. Grab an ice cream cone and wade in the surf.
A Tampa Bay vacation has a wide array of things to do and see. Bringing an RV to stay in gives you the opportunity to experience some of the best of Florida without expensive hotel rooms. You’ll come home relaxed and with one of those famous Florida tans!