When you plan your vacation, you need to consider the local attractions near your destination. One of our best features at Holiday Springs is our location. We are ideally located near the exciting cities of Tampa, Clearwater, and Saint Petersburg. These cities give our residents and visitors the opportunity to have fun in family-friendly local attractions less than an hour away. Here’s a list of some of the places you and yours can visit during your stay!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family attraction of Florida’s West Coast. It offers 300 acres of thrilling rides, a zoo with more than 12,000 animals, captivating live shows, restaurants, shops, and exotic explorations around the world. The theme of this park is Africa, so expect to see the rich culture of many of their nations and the animals that live in that continent. So if you are looking for an exciting, educational, and fun place to visit, Busch Gardens is the perfect local attraction to take your family for a spin, literally.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island is located right across the street from Busch Gardens and it offers a tropical escape to its visitors. This waterpark is 30 acres of pools, exciting rides, and tranquil tropical surroundings for the whole family to enjoy. You can race down rapids, walk on the sand or relax all day in a private cabana. You can also enjoy their newest ride, the Colossal Curl™, a fun family-friendly slide that will give you an adrenaline rush. Make sure you research their seasonal hours online or by phone before planning your visit.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit, dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. The aquarium is home to dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and nurse sharks. Also, Winter, the dolphin who lost her tail and has learned to swim with a prosthetic one, lives here. The movie Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., and Ashley Judd, recounts her life story.

Dali Museum

Come enjoy the surrealism and symbolism of Salvador Dali’s work with a waterfront view of the Gulf. Located in Saint Petersburg, the Dali Museum houses the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s works outside of Europe. The central location of the museum allows its visitors to enjoy the beauty of downtown Saint Petersburg after admiring art.

These are just a few of the many local attractions that are found near our community. When you come stay at Holiday Springs, make sure to venture out and explore the neighboring cities and towns and get to know the local culture. Our community provides a serene stay and the option to enjoy the city life just a few miles away. Make a reservation now and begin planning planning your vacation.

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