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If you're looking to get away from the standard vacation spots of Florida, be sure to check out Canoe Escape. Once there you can experience an exciting outdoor adventure or explore the quiet scenery of the Hillsborough River, all from the safety of your kayak or canoe. As you drift downstream you might glimpse a wandering deer, a wild hog, or even a sunbathing aligator. Leisurely independent tours can be booked, as well as guided tours, where an experienced staff member will show you the ins and outs of the swamp reserve. So whether you're going it alone or having a family outing you'll be sure to have an experience you'll never forget. Various trips are offered so check out the website for details.
The best way to sight-see in Ybor City is aboard a Segway Personal Transporter. Take to the sidewalks of the historic area and glide past museums, restaurants, vintage stores, cigar shops and cafes serving café con leche. Choose from three tours full of interesting sights, sounds, and aromas of the Latin Quarter. Segway your way on the Riverwalk tour, Historic Ybor City tour, or the Cigar and Café con Leche tour. Training and safety issues are covered prior to riding and all participants must wear a helmet. Only riders 14 years of age and older are allowed on a transporter. - Vickie Ferguson
Take a 10-minute boat ride to Shell Key Preserve to spend the day having fun in the Florida sun. Bring provisions and enjoy all the key has to offer. Stroll along the beach, take a refreshing dip in the Gulf, gather an assortment of seashells, or relax soaking up some sun. The shuttle departs three times each day at 10a, 12p, and at 2p with return trips at 12:15p, 2:15p, and the last trip at 4:15p. Guests are provided with snorkels, masks, bags for shells, and umbrellas at no charge. Sunset cruises lasting over an hour around the barrier islands are also available, however reservations are required. Schedules may vary throughout the year and no pets are allowed on the preserve. - Vickie Ferguson
City Bike Tampa is a full service specialty bike shop in downtown Tampa focused on rentals, tours, repairs, parts and more. As an authorized dealer for Bianchi, Orbea, Pedego (electric bicycles), Jamis, Eastern, Sun Cruiser and KHS Bicycles, City Bike Tampa offers a broad selection of products and services for active cyclists and those looking to explore bicycling as a new part of their active lifestyle.
Whether you're a beginner or an advanced rider, In the Breeze offers something for everyone. The ranch offers riding lessons in both English and Western style, nature trail rides with certified guides, moonlight rides for intermediate and advanced riders, plus pony rentals and hay rides. Children's camps are also held. Call them to check the dates. Take lessons on nature while you walk through woods. One-on-one attention is paid for the handicapped. You may also throw a nature party at Breeze.