Hotel for Spring Activities in Tampa, FL

It’s no news flash to report that Tampa Bay, ranks among the top destinations in the country for spring break. And its appeal extends beyond the standard college-student definition of that vacation, offering something for everybody, young and old: from fun-in-the-sun action to laidback R&R and sophisticated cultural excursions.

You won’t find a better home base for a spring getaway in Tampa than Saddlebrook Resort, which immerses you in a beautiful—and absolutely amenity-packed—480-acre walking village in Wesley Chapel, FL.

Spring Fun & Sightseeing Around Tampa

There’s far too much to see and do this time of year around Tampa Bay than we can possibly do justice to in one blogpost. So instead we’ll simply try to suggest the variety of activities and settings that can anchor your fabulous vernal escape to Saddlebrook Resort.

U-Pick Outings

The Tampa Bay area’s subtropical climate means it’s always U-pick season of one kind or another, and spring is no exception. Gather the last of the winter oranges, wander beds of ripe March strawberries, then segue into blueberries and blackberries as the spring matures.

Seek out U-pick opportunities—a great choice for everybody from families to couples looking to date it up—at spots such as Keel Farms (5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL), Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics Farms (11780 Tom Folson Rd, Thonotosassa, FL), Upicktopia (19125 Phillips Rd #6952, Masaryktown, FL), and Dooley Groves (1651 Stephens Rd, Rusk, FL).

(Speaking of strawberries, guests enjoying Saddlebrook Resort in March might overlap with Plant City, Florida’s much-loved Florida Strawberry Festival—always a good time!)

Museums, Zoos, Aquarium, Gardens, Amusement Parks—Oh, My!

Any number of Greater Tampa’s nationally celebrated attractions are no-brainer choices for springtime day-tripping out of Saddlebrook Resort, of course. Those include standout museums such as Tampa Museum of Art, Salvador Dali Museum, and Museum of Science & Industry as well as ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Florida Aquarium, and the Florida Botanical Gardens—not to mention amusement parks such as Busch Gardens and Adventure Park.

Outdoor Recreation

Spring is a great season for outdoor recreation, too, and you’ve got fine choices close to Saddlebrook Resort: not least the hammock forest, bald-cypress swamps, and blackwater rapids of the wonderful HIllsborough River State Park, one of the region’s great paddling and wildlife-watching destinations.

Golf, Tennis, and Other Spring Activities at Saddlebrook Resort

It probably goes without saying to note that springtime is perfect for Sunshine State golfing—though, of course, there’s never a bad time of year for that. And with accommodations at Saddlebrook Resort, you’ve got absolutely world-class golf facilities right on the property. Our Arnold Palmer signature golf courses, Saddlebrook Golf Academy, and Saddlebrook Golf Training Center & Range make us one of the top golf destinations in the nation.

Throw in more than 40 tennis courts and extensive tennis instruction, multiple spectacular pools (including the 270-foot-long free-form Superpool), walking trails, and fine on-site restaurants and watering holes, and you’re beautifully set up for springtime leisure and fun without even leaving our grounds. Book your springtime Saddlebrook Resort getaway today!