If you are soon to visit Tampa with your family, you have come to the right place. Visiting with children is slightly different from visiting alone or with adults, as you will need to find things for them to do to keep them occupied, excited, and educated. 
Here are some family travel tips to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Tampa.

Head to the aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is a great place to visit in Tampa when you are with family. There, you will find some of the most impressive and unique species, which will educate and excite your children. 

The aquarium is home to 9 unique habitats, so you and the family can experience species from wetlands and shorelines to the coral reefs. You could spend all day here and not get bored, which is a great way to ensure the children stay occupied.

Walk along the riverside

Although heading to museums and parks is great for children, it is good to do something a little different with them. Taking them on a walk alongside the riverside is one of the best things kids can do in Tampa. It allows them to soak up some culture, history, and tourist spots while staying active and getting some fresh air.

Taking a stroll before or after a meal will encourage the family to spend more time outside at a leisurely pace. 

That’s the great thing about going on a stroll along the riverside in Tampa, it is leisurely and relaxing, which is sometimes exactly what you need on a busy family trip. 

Bring sunscreen as well as rain jackets

Tampa Florida is home to some adverse weather. If you visit throughout the year, you will most likely enjoy some sunshine and strong rays, which means that you must pack your sunscreen to protect yourself and your family.

However, the weather can change quickly and Florida experiences quite a lot of rain so be sure to pack your range jacket to keep yourself dry when you are out pursuing activity with the family.

Go on a waterway tour

There are plenty of waterway tours that you can take your children on that will excite them without a doubt as you and the family will be able to soak up dolphins and manatees in the water.

You won’t be able to get in and swim with the animals as you can only see them from the boat, however, it’s such a fun experience for people of any age.

Head to the zoo

What better way to excite the children than to take them to a zoo on a family trip? It will guarantee to keep them quiet as they will be amazed by all of the wildlife and nature that they can take in which will also help educate them.

Taking them to a zoo is a great way to spend the entire day or an afternoon to ensure that the kids are satisfied and you can have some time to leisurely stroll around.

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