Tampa in the summer is the G.O.A.T with approximately 24.6 million visitors to Hillsborough County in 2021 in full agreeance! Vacationers flock to the city to enjoy everything the Gulf Coast has to offer, including theme parks, zoos, aquariums, theater, museums, cruises, nightlife, golf, and so much more! Whether you want a thrilling whirl of sightseeing or a leisurely week in the sun, Tampa should be at the top of your list of places to go. For Tampa locals, enjoying everything that makes Tampa such a popular getaway spot without needing to get on a plane or pay for a hotel is a top tier amenity. Tampa residents – especially those who live at The Residences at Soho – can see the sights and enjoy adventure after adventure within a short drive of their living spaces! We’ve compiled a list of activities to try this summer in Tampa to help you make the most of this beautiful season.
Explore Arts & CultureTampa has a thriving arts scene. We recommend starting at Tampa Riverwalk, where you will see murals and sculptures galore. If you want to enjoy live theater or a movie, check out the shows planned for this season at Straz Center and the films scheduled to play at Tampa Theatre. You may also want to plan a trip to the Henry B. Plant Museum or the Glazer Children’s Museum.
Enjoy the Great OutdoorsThe beauty of Tampa’s surroundings is an undeniable part of the city’s appeal, but it’s easy to overlook that beauty when you live here. On a sun-soaked day, take the time to visit one of Tampa’s many scenic parks, gardens, farms, or other outdoor spaces, like Al Lopez Park or Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park. And don’t forget to spend time on the water with Tampa Riverwalk Rentals, Tampa Bay Fun Boat, or one of the many other companies focusing on fun in the Tampa sun!
See the Sights at a Tampa Bay AttractionYou can choose from an enormous selection of theme parks and related attractions in Tampa and the surrounding Hillsborough County area. Whether you want to bring your family on an adventure or you have a solo outing in mind, Tampa has many options choose from:
- Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay
- ZooTampa at Lowry Park
- The Florida Aquarium
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium
- Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
- Tampa Bay History Center
- Tampa Museum of Art
- Pirate Water Taxi
- American Victory Ship