There are a few things most of us can agree on: Sunsets are great, soggy sandwiches aren’t, and two-week vacations are an absolute blessing! Even if you like your job, it’s just nice to be able to spend some time off relaxing with friends and family.
Now if you’re like most people, you know that planning the perfect vacation isn’t an easy thing to do, especially if you have kids of varying ages. It’s hard to get everyone to agree on a destination that has activities everyone will enjoy, from the littlest to the oldest.
Well I’ve got good news for you: I’m about to make your life easier by sharing a destination that is ideal for family vacations. And the best part is… it’s sunny, warm, and right here in the United States!
Okay, I’ll give you a hint… you’ll be heading to Tampa Bay, Florida. And while you’re there, you’ll have an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with dolphins!
Why Visit Tampa Bay?
There is so much to love about Tampa Bay, Florida! To start, there is a beautiful mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks as well. The local culture is infused with Cuban and Spanish influences, and the waterways are a pretty place to enjoy an afternoon of peoplewatching.
There are also a lot of things to do in Tampa. The downtown area is alive with bars, restaurants and urban parks. There is also the very pretty Tampa Riverwalk, an ideal location to stroll at sunset.
Nearby Hyde Park is a mecca for upscale shopping with plenty of boutique stores as well as national chain stores. Outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled at the many opportunities to play in the surf and sun. You can hike, bike, fish, kayak, paddleboard or bird-watch in the surrounding state parks.
But perhaps the best part about visiting Tampa is that it is so close to other great destinations, making it easy to plan exciting day trips. And speaking of, just about an hour and a half away is Orlando, Florida, also with astounding attractions. But while you may think of Orlando as home to various theme parks, it is also home to Discovery Cove, and that’s where we’re headed next…