Fun Summer Activities in Tampa, FL

Summer’s in full swing in Tampa Bay, one of the Sunshine State’s epicenters of shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation, and sightseeing. And there’s absolutely no better perch for enjoying the season’s many pleasures than Saddlebrook Resort, offering 480 acres of luxury, beauty, varied activities, and full-on R&R!

When it comes to summertime in the Tampa Bay area, what isn’t there to do? From watersports, beach-hopping, and thrill rides to beating the heat inside a world-class museum or theater, there’s something for everybody in this coastal Central Florida playground, and the opportunity to fill a getaway with an incredible diversity of experiences.

Tampa, FL Summer Activities on a Saddlebrook Resort Getaway

Whether you’re staying with us on business, flying solo, stealing away for a couples’ idyll, or taking advantage of our all-ages appeal on a classic family summer vacation in the Sunshine State, you can enjoy as full—or as indulgently un-full—an itinerary as you wish here at Saddlebrook this summer.

Greater Tampa’s host to some of Florida’s signature family attractions, of course, including ZooTampa, the Florida Aquarium, the Clearwater Marine AquariumBusch Gardens, and Adventure Island. You’ll find wonderful museums spread across the water-strung metro area, too, from the Tampa Museum of ArtSalvador Dali Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts to the Tampa Bay History Center and Glazer Children’s Museum.

Stroll the Tampa Riverwalk and picnic (or groove to live tune-age) in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Head for Clearwater Beach or the flawless sands of Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island state parks, barrier-isle wonderlands with much to appeal to nature buffs and outdoor recreationists as well. Cheer on homeruns over at Tropicana Field, where the Tampa Bay Rays play, or the BayCare Ballpark, home to the Clearwater Threshers.

Hop aboard a sightseeing cruise—maybe pirate-themed?—or tap into some of the greatest saltwater sportfishing in the world: whether you’re casting from the pier or a sheltered lagoon or joining an offshore charter after bluewater big game.

Throw in films at the Tampa Theatre and shows at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, plus a rich roster of summer festivals and concert series, and needless to say you’re about as far from running out of things to do as you possibly could be.

Summer Bliss at Saddlebrook Resort

Of course, we haven’t even mentioned what our own lavish property offers: only some of the best golf, tennis, and pickleball facilities in the state, plus multiple cool-off-ready swimming pools, great on-site eateries and watering holes, and sprawling grounds with native Florida landscaping, gardens, and serene walking paths.

So what exactly are you waiting for? Declare a summer escape to the Tampa Bay area, and call a peerless Saddlebrook suite or deluxe guestroom your home away from home for the occasion!