adventure at one of the city’s many
parks, such as Boyd Hill, which offers
wooded walking trails and a birds of
prey exhibit, or Weedon Island, once
home to a large Native American
Rent a bike and explore the city.
Spend the day swimming in the Gulf
of Mexico, building sand castles on
the beach and looking for shells.
Make a date to visit the new St. Pete
Pier, which offers a children’s splash
pad, a large playground and the
Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center,
a hands-on educational center showcasing
the local marine ecosystem.
St. Pete museums also offer great
interactive arts & crafts activities
for kids and parents, while Great
Explorations Children’s Museum is the
ultimate indoor playground with many
hands-on exhibits, including a new
fossil display teaching about Florida’s
prehistoric past. Before visiting, check
with each of the venues about current
safety guidelines, precautions and
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Every city has it fun, out-of-the-ordinary
places to explore and here in the
blend of the historic and the unusual.
At one time, the 1920-era St.
more than 4,000 members and 116
board club in the world. Today the
club retains its historic character, but
VISITING & VACATIONING
everything else is thoroughly modern
activity for everyone from families to
young professionals. Check for location
and hours at www.facebook.com/
Boyd Hill Nature
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