What Should I Do in Tampa This Weekend?

Whether you’re coming from near or far, Tampa, Florida has something to offer everyone! If you’re stumped for what to do this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of our favorite attractions around the Tampa Bay area.

The Florida Aquarium

Take a look under the sea and dive into adventure at The Florida Aquarium with the whole family! The Florida Aquarium gives you an up close look at Florida’s terrestrial and aquatic animals as well as fantastic creatures from around the world. Looking to get more out of your visit? Hop aboard the Wild Dolphin Cruise for a 75-minute exciting and educational experience! Have little ones with you? Visit The Splash Pad – an outdoor water play zone!

Busch Gardens Tampa

Come and explore Busch Gardens, one of Tampa’s biggest attractions! This 335-acre African-themed amusement park features a variety of thrilling roller coasters and rides perfect for any thrill seeker! If you’re not into roller coasters, there’s plenty more to see and do. Explore the beautiful bird gardens, visit and feed the kangaroos, or take an amazing safari ride through the Sarengetti and meet giraffes up close and personal! Plan to get to the park early; you’ll want to spend all day here!

Glazer Children’s Museum

Perfect for families with kids, Glazer Children’s Museum is located in the heart of downtown Tampa and offers a wide variety of fun and educational activities for children to learn and play!

Get inspired at Art Smart, build and create at the Engineer’s Workshop, learn where food comes from at the Farm, care for cute critters at the Vet Clinic, and much more! The museum is perfect for children ages 1 to 12.

Epperson Lagoon

Looking for some relaxing fun in the sun? Be sure to check out the amazing Epperson Lagoon! This man made lagoon is the first of its kind in the nation and features crystal clear blue water over 7 acres. Grab a paddleboard, go for a refreshing dip, or try out the exciting water obstacle course! There are also family lawn games, beach toys, beach volleyball, and access to a swim-up bar.

Sparkman Wharf

We hope you’ve worked up an appetite by now! Sparkman Wharf is a waterfront area featuring hip restaurants, shops, a beer garden, and delicious street-food stands. There are also plenty of events making it the perfect place for date night with live music, workshops, and more. Bicycles are available for anyone to borrow as well, making getting around easy and fun.

Want to discover more of what Tampa Bay has to offer? SerVacations offers exciting single-day and multi-day vacations for families, couples, groups of all ages, and active adults! Our vacations are designed to help you unwind from the daily grind and leave you feeling more connected to one another and the community. To learn more, visit our Current Tours!

8 days
Group Size
24 to 40

Father's Day Baseball Lovers Tour of the Heartland! June 12-19, 2024

Make it the best Father's Day ever by traveling the Midwest with dad, enjoying sightseeing, shows, watching baseball, volunteering, and experiencing the best of American hospitality! Families will experience all the best sightseeing in “The Windy City” of Chicago, take a behind-the-scenes tour at historic Wrigley Field, and enjoy a Cubs game! Then you will head to Des Moines, IA for a Volunteer Service Opportunity and a AAA Iowa Cubs game, stopping at the World’s Largest Truck Stop and going to a show! Take a day trip to visit Omaha, Nebraska and the College World Series, home to legendary investor Warren Buffett and the largest city in Nebraska! We’ll then head on to Dyersville, IA to play ball on the Field of Dreams and tour the famous movie site before doing some sightseeing in Galena and Rockford, IL (to learn about the Rockford Peaches made famous in the movie “A League of their Own,”) while heading back to Chicago for the flight home!

* The itinerary below is based on last year’s schedule. Games and theater shows will be selected based on scheduling and availability.

Group Size
10 to 50

Homeschool Family Day Trips in Central Florida

Are you looking for meaningful , curriculum-based travel experiences with hands-on learning opportunities? Desire to show your children the importance of giving back? Our homeschool day trips combine volunteering and vacation into one, and are a unique and engaging way to supplement their classroom learning. By participating in volunteer vacations with SerVacations you are not only providing your children with unforgettable travels, but you are also instilling valuable lessons about community-building and service. And it’s not just a vacation for the kids! Parents and grandparents love the opportunity to relax for the day, meet other homeschool families, and experience new things through their children’s’ eyes.

Group Leaders, please check out some of our sample tour destinations below. Tell us what you’re interested in by clicking “Ask A Question” to the right and we’ll be in touch with pricing, details, and availability, or call us at 813-498-2229 to get started planning your group’s tour. We provide you with a private URL for your tour, and take care of all the registration and payment for your group. We are adding new itineraries every week. If you have a location in mind, please let us know!