What: Port of Tampa
Where: 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Reviews: Yelp

The Tampa area is full of fun summer outings for you and your family. Make a day-trip out of the short drive from Wesley Chapel and go see all the sites. Make sure to stop by and check out the Port of Tampa.

The Port of Tampa offers many different attractions. One great way to start your day is the with the Harbor tour. Here, you’ll get to experience the Port of Tampa from the water. The boat ride allows you to see Florida’s most diversified and largest seaport, along with its unique sights and sounds. Tours are given on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the tours depart at 9:30 am. Reservations are necessary, so be sure to call ahead.

Channelside Shopping Centers is also located at the Port of Tampa. Bowling, movie theaters, shopping, and a variety of restaurants are offered. There is also live entertainment every weekend.

Tampa SegweyAnother great way to see beautiful Tampa Bay is by riding a segway. Magic Carpet Glide offers tours year round, 7 days a week. The tours include rides through some of Tampa’s most popular destinations. Your experienced guide will take you to Bayshore Boulevard, Davis Island, Harbour Island, Tampa Convention Center, and Tampa Riverwalk. According to a testimonial on the Magic Carpet Glide website, “We had a fantastic time seeing the Tampa skyline, visiting Harbour and Davis islands and enjoying the relaxing tour! We saw wild parakeets, devil rays, and a bald eagle on the trip and that really pleased the kids! The pace was smooth and the segways handled wonderfully. We’ll do it again the next time we’re in Tampa.”  The cost is $50 per person, and tours last 1.5 hours. You must be 12 years or older to go on the tour. Be sure to make your reservations ahead of time—the sooner the better!

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