Lace up your hiking shoes or boots and enjoy some of the best hiking areas in Tampa Bay.
Experience the beauty, fun and excitement of summer in Tampa as it is meant to be enjoyed: with family. Whether engaging in outdoor, scenic activities, enjoying the beauty of the bay or cooling off in Tampa’s refreshing waters, this city offers a plethora of family friendly activities every summer. Grab your suits and take the kids and splash around in a natural spring, or put on your hiking boots and enjoy nature firsthand. The best ways to spend a hot day in Tampa offer a little bit of everything for everyone.
Whether you are looking for a casual morning jog or training for a cross-country marathon, the Tampa area offers a mixture of urban and rural scenery. Tampa trails range from well-maintained concrete right down to dirt paths that meander through natural wildlife habitats. Runners may start out underneath a busy overpass and end up in a quiet woodland where animals such as deer, raccoons and armadillos are likely to share the same trail. Try out Tampa’s best for free at the area’s most gorgeous, free parks.