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

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Address: 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617

Hours: 10am-5pm

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

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Address: 3404 Cragmont Dr, Tampa, FL 33619

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday: 11am-12am
Saturday: 10am-12am
Sunday: 10am-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

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Address: 10654 Palm River Rd Tampa, FL 33619 

Hours: Mondayโ€“Thursday: 10amโ€“9pm
Friday: 10amโ€“9:30pm
Saturday: 8amโ€“9:30pm
Sunday: 8amโ€“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

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Address: 1938 W Main St, Tampa, FL 33607; behind Armature Works

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday: 11:30am-7:30pm
Friday: 11:30am-8pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-6pm

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

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Address: 500 S Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619

Hours: Monday: 24 hours
Thursday: 6pm-9:30pm
Friday: 5:30pm-12am
Saturday: 10am-12am
Sunday: 11:30-6pm

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
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-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!

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