Hidden gems in the form of relaxing spots are aplenty in Tampa, where nature is never too far away from the city. After spending an extended time in the city, you might want a retreat from the hustle and bustle. Fret not, as Tampa is filled with parks, rivers, and woodlands that you can visit to stretch your limbs and relax your mind. To make that process easier for you, we’ve shortlisted four of the most relaxing spots, representing the very best of Tampa’s culture, environment and natural landscape.
Lettuce Lake Regional Park
If you’re looking for somewhere you can trek with your loved ones; there is no better place than Lettuce Lake Regional Park. Comprising a river preserved in its natural state and spanning up to 240 acres of woods, you can bask in the magnificent views. The Hammock Trail is one of the most trekked paths and is open all year round, accessible to participants of all skill levels. If you’re looking to get an insider perspective, educational tours led by park rangers and volunteers are available on the weekends.
Little Manatee River State Park
With one of the highest water qualities in the state, Little Manatee River State Park has been designated under Outstanding Florida Waters. The park is also home to rare and critical ecosystems, well-kept by the park management team. Here, you get to enjoy hiking on one of Southwest Florida’s premier trails, which consists of a 6.5-mile hiking pathway that circles the park. The pavilions situated by the riverside are ideal for an afternoon picnic with loved ones. Camping facilities and sites are also available for those looking to go on a weekend nature retreat.
New Tampa Riverwalk
In addition to being a multi-modal connector to different areas of Tampa, the New Tampa Riverwalk provides visitors a chance to experience a short respite from the city. You can take a short stroll, jog, or bike along the walkway, while basking in the warm breeze and salty ocean air. Additionally, you get to walk through this path when commuting to other attractions, museums, and parks.
Recognized as the longest sidewalk in the world, Bayshore Boulevard spans 7.2km is great for a stroll or jog while you enjoy the beautiful Tampa skyline. The boulevard is also a great place for a glimpse of dolphins and manatees along the way. Though it is a relatively urbanized path, it does not experience heavy foot traffic daily and is perfect for those looking to bask in the warm afternoon sun.
Why You Should Choose Discovery Village At Westchase
At Discovery Village At Westchase, we are committed to providing your loved ones with the best experience during their golden years. Whether you’re choosing assisted living or memory care, we are committing to delivering the very best lifestyle options that suit theirs and your needs, without compromising on the quality of care. In addition, we take pride in having a strong and committed team of service professionals, dedicated to caring for your loved ones to the best of their abilities. We look forward to welcoming them into the new, tranquil humble abode they can call home.
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