Things to do and see near our Tampa apartments.

Explore the Excitement Nearby: Discover Activities Around Tampa Palms

Whether you’re a youngster eager for adventure or an adult with a penchant for discovery, residing at our apartments in New Tampa offers access to a plethora of engaging activities. From thrill-seekers searching for their next adrenaline rush to nature lovers seeking serenity, our neighborhood promises a diverse array of attractions to explore. Delve into the diverse offerings Tampa has in store, from animal encounters and high-speed races to serene nature walks, all conveniently located near Mezzo at Tampa Palms.


New Tampa Nature Park

A mere 10-minute journey transports you to the enchanting New Tampa Nature Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts since its opening in 2012. This park offers a mix of paved and unpaved paths for walking, biking, and hiking alongside adrenaline-fueled features like a zip line and ropes course. Encounter local wildlife on a nature walk, enjoy a picnic, or let the kids frolic in the playground. It’s a perfect venue for a leisurely Saturday outing. Discover more about the park on the official New Tampa Nature Park website.


Lettuce Lake Conservation Park

Located just over five miles from Mezzo at Tampa Palms is the Lettuce Lake Conservation Park, a popular destination among Hillsborough County’s parks. Since its inauguration in 1982, this 240-acre park features amenities such as a 1.25-mile exercise trail, a lengthy boardwalk, an observation tower, picnic spots, and playgrounds. Visitors can also rent kayaks or canoes to navigate the wetlands and observe local wildlife and birds. Learn more and view the trail map on the Lettuce Lake Conservation Park website.


Busch Gardens

For those who thrive on excitement and adventure, the proximity of Busch Gardens to our Tampa Palms apartments, less than 15 minutes away, is a thrill. This famed theme park boasts exhilarating roller coasters, remarkable rides, animal exhibits, family-friendly entertainment, water park adventures, safari tours, and areas designed especially for children. Stay updated with their event calendar for concerts and special seasonal activities. Visit the Busch Gardens website for ticket purchase, attraction details, and more.


USF Botanical Gardens

For a more tranquil experience, wander through the lush, tranquil USF Botanical Gardens. This beautiful 16-acre haven on the USF Tampa campus houses over 3,000 plant and animal species, attracting nature enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. These gardens are a treasure trove for those interested in rare plants and sustainable gardening practices. Check out what’s currently blooming, plan your visit, and find ticket information on the USF Botanical Gardens website.


The Florida Aquarium

Considered among the top aquariums nationwide, The Florida Aquarium immerses visitors in the captivating world of both aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Venture into animal habitats to learn about otters, sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, lemurs, and more. Suitable for visitors of all ages, the aquarium features a 4-D theater, a splash pad, among other exhibits. Secure your tickets and discover more about their habitats and membership options on The Florida Aquarium website.


ZooTampa at Lowry Park

A mere 15 minutes from our Tampa Palms apartments is ZooTampa at Lowry Park, a place where you can meet animals from all continents. Discover the intricate details of the animal kingdom, seeing manatees, orangutans, tigers, elephants, koalas, and more. The zoo promises an engaging experience at every turn. Visit the ZooTampa at Lowry Park website for comprehensive details on habitats, ticketing, and more.


Grand Prix Tampa

Gather your loved ones for a day of fun at Grand Prix Tampa, featuring 15 acres of activities that cater to all ages and provide fun regardless of the season. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities like go-karting, mini-golf, a ropes course, and an arcade. Entry is free, and you pay only for the attractions you choose, allowing for a customizable experience every visit. Check the Grand Prix Tampa website for attraction details, ticketing, and event schedules.


Croc Encounters

For a unique twist on excitement, consider visiting Croc Encounters. Engage closely with reptiles and understand their role in ecosystems through guided or self-guided tours. Experience live feeding demonstrations and get up close to crocodiles, snakes, lizards, and tortoises. Visit the Croc Encounters website for a comprehensive list of animals, tours, and event information.


Seeking fun? It’s never far when you call our New Tampa apartments home. Drop by Mezzo at Tampa Palms to explore our beautiful apartment options today.

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