Things to Do with Kids TampaAre you visiting Tampa on a family vacation? Likely, you’re looking for some fun family activities you all can enjoy together. But just how do you know what’s going to be fun, safe, and affordable for your family? Well, our crew here at Carl’s Van Rentals of Tampa did a little brainstorming of our favorite list things to do with kids in Tampa. Here are just a few of our suggestions.

Animal Attractions

Tampa has a surprising number of animal-themed attractions throughout the area. You can explore Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, a local and visitor favorite. The zoo is certainly the top attraction for kids of all ages—and, let’s face it, adults too. If your kids are out of the stroller age, you may also want to check out the creature action at Big Cat Rescue, the Florida Aquarium, or Busch Gardens.


You can find a museum to match your interests right here in Tampa. We recommend that you check out the Glazer Children’s Museum, especially if you need something to do with small kids on a rainy day. A few other museums your family might enjoy include the Museum of Science & Industry, the Henry B. Plant Museum, Dinosaur World, or even the Tampa Museum of Art.

Outdoor Fun

Looking for a water park to cool off? Head on over to Adventure Island to enjoy hours of water slides, wave pools, and more. If you’re more in the mood for a hike, check out Lettuce Lake Park. You can get up close to Florida’s unique ecosystem, burn off energy with a long walk, and enjoy a picnic lunch. In case you’re downtown and just need to get out, then consider a walk along the river. You never know what fun you might find!

For all your Tampa fun, your family will likely need a minivan to get around town. Well, you’re in luck. Carl’s Van Rentals has the best minivans in the area. Our fleet is affordable and reliable, perfect for the on-the-go family vacation. To find out more or to book a van rental, contact us today at (813) 872-7111.

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