It’s summer and the Florida sunshine is calling! Here’s a quick guide for daytime trips that are sure to create lasting memories.

Explore the Glazer Children’s Museum

Address: 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

This interactive wonderland allows kids to learn through play. From shopping in the child-sized grocery store in Market Towne, caring for furry friends at the Vet Clinic, or dramatic play at the Twinkle Stars Theater, it’s truly a child's dream playground.

Explore Old Florida at the Morris Bridge Park

Address: 13630 Morris Bridge Rd, Thonotosassa FL, 33592

Discover the wonders of natural Florida. Wander along the boardwalk encircling the park, offering views of the winding Hillsborough River. For families craving a touch of excitement, venture onto the trailhead leading to an exhilarating off-road adventure, adding a taste of thrill to your outing.

Travel Back in Time at the Museum of Military History

Address: 39444 South Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Families with children of all ages can explore exhibits showcasing uniforms, weaponry, and supplies used by soldiers throughout history. The museum also hosts special events throughout the summer, like living history demonstrations or even helicopter rides (check their website for details).

Hillsborough River State Park

Address: 15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa FL 33592

Embark on an array of recreational adventures suitable for every age at the state park. Experience Florida’s freshwater fishing, hiking or biking, then unwind with a picnic beneath the charming 1930s pavilion. For a memorable weekend getaway, indulge in a family camping adventure, immersing yourselves in a live history lesson with your surroundings.

A Day of Wonder at MOSI

Address: 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617

Take a deep dive into the world of science at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) in Tampa! Aspiring astronauts can train for liftoff at Mission Moonbase, while curious minds can tinker and design in the Idea Zone. For a dose of adrenaline, head outside and challenge yourself on the Sky Trail Ropes Cours!

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

Address: 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604

Immerse your family in the captivating world of wildlife conservation and education at ZooTampa. Discover a diverse array of exhibits, some offering interactive activities that engage guests of all ages. For a deeper dive into the zoo's behind-the-scenes operations, consider booking a special tour.

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