Family Fun in Tampa: Sunshine, Florida Aquarium and Baseball!

by Carrie with Children with 7 comments

Remember that time I won a free vacation to Tampa, Florida all because of Twitter?!   Well…today’s the day!  We’ve packed up the car and are hitting the road to sunny Tampa for a few days!  I’ve never really spent much time in Tampa, so I’m excited to explore and have some great family time too!

I’ve heard fantastic things about the Florida Aquarium, so we will definitely be going there.  Maggie has been very interested in fish lately, so I know she will have fun looking for Nemo, Dorie and Dorothy (from Elmo’s World).   My friends in Tampa have told us there is also a water/splash park at the aquarium, so I’m sure we’ll spend time there too!

Image courtesy of the Florida Aquarium

The sports lover in me is also excited to go a Major League Baseball game too!  The Rays play the Texas Rangers tomorrow afternoon – I can’t wait to have some ballpark food and watch a good game.  Both of our girls have been to a minor league baseball game before, but this will be their first major league game.  Fun!

Tampa Bay

Image courtesy of DarkMarty/Flickr


We’ve got quite a few friends that live in the Tampa area….some that have never met our girls!  I’m very excited for them to meet my silly babies!  I’ll be sure and take lots of pictures to update you on our journey.  It should be a pretty fun trip!

Have you ever visited Tampa?  Or maybe you live there?!   What are some must-see things to see and do in the area?  And most importantly, where should we eat?!


  • The Mommy Therapy

    That sounds like so much fun! The aquarium alone sounds like it would be a fun filled day.

    As someone that has never visited Tampa, I am going to recommend that you simply drink a lot of orange juice while you are there…because I’ve heard they are good at that.

    Have a great time!

  • jennifer Symmes

    Enjoy Carrie! Sounds awesome!!

  • Melissa

    Sounds fantastic! I am so excited for you! We have passed through Tampa on our way to Clearwater and our honeymoon cruise left from there!

  • Kimi

    We can’t wait to see you!

  • Ashley @ Mama of All Trades

    We love Tampa! One of our favorite places is actually in the Tampa area, but not Tampa itself…Tarpon Springs. The Greek food is to die for! Have a great trip!

  • Becky

    Tampa is so much fun! The aquarium is great. Matt and I went to a few Rays games in years past – love it!