If you live in Florida, chances are you may be singing rain rain go away by now. While the sound of rain is relaxing and necessary for our plant and animal life, it really puts a damper on all those outdoor adventures we have planned. Thankfully, Tampa is surrounded by a few fun indoor activities to get you by and keep you dry on these rainy days.
On this list of 7 hideaways near Tampa, you'll find a little bit of everything from relaxing meals, movies, and museums to indoor ways to feed your adrenaline addiction; we won't let you be stuck at home on a rainy day this summer.
Museum of Science and Industry
Address: 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617
Why you need to go: Stroll through a variety of interactive and interesting exhibits. If you're in love with space, check out the Saunders Planetarium, where they turn off the lights and project a simulation of Tampa's night sky above you.
Tampa Bay Grand Prix
Address: 3404 Cragmont Dr, Tampa, FL 33619
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
Why you need to go: 70,000 sqft of indoor racing bliss across 2 different tracks. After your race, either go for a rematch or grab a snack and chill in the lounge area.
IFly Indoor Skydiving
Address: 10654 Palm River Rd Tampa, FL 33619
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 10am–9pm
Why you need to go: This little gem is an adrenaline-fueled adventure that simulates skydiving indoors! You'll gear up and fly in the wind tunnel, literally floating on air. Great for all skill levels with first time and returning flyer options.
813 Salads & Seafood
Address: 1938 W Main St, Tampa, FL 33607; behind Armature Works
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Why you need to go: Cute little hidden hole in the wall seafood restaurant with delicious bites and cute sea-themed decor. A good place to go out and get a yummy bite to eat on a rainy day.
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Address: 1609 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Hours: Showtimes as early as 2pm and as late as 10:30pm
Why you need to go: The ultimate dinner and movie experience. Enjoy bistro quality meals, snacks, and desserts. Grab a beer or a wine, all while enjoying the flick.
CQ Tactical Laser Tag & Escape Rooms
Address: 500 S Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
Hours: Monday: 24 hours
Why you need to go: A great place to go do something fun and active! Shoot out your frustrations with some laser tag, or challenge your brain with one of their escape room experiences.
Parc & Rec St. Pete
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Address: 100 4th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
A new Parc & Rec location will open in Tampa soon.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4pm-3am
Why you need to go: Neon-lit arcade bar with food, drinks, and fun. Play all night on retro arcade machines while getting tipsy with a boozy 'Capri-sun' pouch. After 8pm it's 21+ here only!
You don't have to let a little rain stop your parade. What are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the best of Tampa indoors!