Summer is perhaps the most anticipated season of the year. Summers in Florida are a combination of mornings in the sand, afternoons in the pool, and evenings under glistening stars.
Because the kids and grandkids are out of school, you may be looking for the best summer adventures. Luckily for you, South Tampa is a great place to spend this sunshine-filled season.
Whether you’re a local, or visiting for a week, here are a few summer vacation ideas for your trip to South Tampa.
One of the wildest places in South Tampa is the Florida Aquarium. This destination is home to over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from all over the world and is a must-see whether you’re here on vacation or looking for an exciting weekend excursion. The Florida Aquarium also hosts multiple events and summer camps for children to attend all season long.
South Tampa is the perfect place to spend your summer because of its waterfront location. The area is surrounded by the blue waters of Hillsborough Bay and the gorgeous Tampa Bay and is just a short drive from white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.
This waterfront paradise is perfect for activities such as scenic kayaking, saltwater fishing, family-friendly water biking, or simply relaxing on the beach. Whatever your interest, there are plenty of water sports rentals around the area.
Some of the most exciting summer activities in South Tampa are the various sporting events that you can attend. The area is home to stadiums and arenas belonging to some of America’s recently championed teams such as the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Another popular summer vacation destination is Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens is a world-renowned amusement park and is the perfect place to spend a thrilling summer day, just a short drive from Downtown Tampa.
Not only does the park have many thrill-seeking rides, but it’s also a wildlife zoo with more than 200 species of animals. Whether you are looking for a topsy-turvy roller coaster, African safari, or even summer camps, Busch Gardens is sure to amaze.
Live at Altura Bayshore
For a life that makes every day feel like a vacation, live in South Tampa’s newest resort-style residential high-rise, Altura Bayshore.
This 23-story sky-rise offers breathtaking views of Hillsborough Bay and the Tampa skyline and is just a short drive away from all the previously mentioned summer activities
In addition to these exciting destinations, Altura Bayshore is located near award-winning restaurants, designer shopping venues and exciting night-life opportunities so all residents, no matter their age will love their new home.
The luxury high-rise is designed with 67 residences and 6 penthouses for a South Tampa lifestyle that is second-to-none. Ranging from 2,403 to 3,848 square feet, owners will enjoy generously spaced, open concept, living areas with breathtaking high-rise views.
For those wanting to enjoy summer vacation at home, Altura is designed with amenities that bring resort-style living to a whole new level.
That new level starts on the private rooftop amenity deck on the 24th floor. The amenity deck is equipped with a large pool complete with lap lanes and a sun shelf, trellis-covered spa, private shade cabanas, covered bar area with BBQ grills, private clubroom and more.
On the 4th floor, residents will be able to enjoy pickleball courts, a putting green, a half-court for basketball, a dog park and a plethora of other opportunities to make the most of their day, week or summer vacation.