* Clearwater Beach 1 hr 5 min (47 miles) from our house
white sand beaches, fishing pier, restaurants, large playground,
Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise.
* St. Petersburgh Beach  58 min (50 miles) from our house
more secluded than Clearwater, just as beautiful
* Click "Beaches" above for a listing of area beaches.
Follow the links for more info.
Adventure Island
30 minutes (24 miles) from our house
* Waterpark with many rides including
Aruba Tuba, Calypso Coaster, Gulf
Scream, Riptide and more!
* Water Attractions like
Endless Surf,
Funport for kiddies, Paradise Lagoon,
Rambling Bayou and more!
The MOSI Museum of Science & Industry
28 minutes (22 miles) from our house
* 3 Floors of Hands-on exhibits about dinos, storms, body, "kids in charge"...
* IMAX Dome Theater
Clay & Kyle pose with a dino at MOSI
MOSI Clay riding a bike on a cable
MOSI Dad in the Hurricane Simulator
Bush Gardens 30 minutes (24 miles) from our house
* An array of rides, including Gwazi wooden roller coaster, Congo River Rapids, ShieKra roller coaster, and many more!
* A
zoo featuring more than 2,700 animals.  Accessible by walkways, skyway, Rhino Rally or Serengeti Railway.
Bird Gardens featuring almost 500 tropical birds.  Feed lorikeets.
* Live entertainment/ shows
Rock A Doo Wop, Pirates 4D, Friends Forever and more!
Land of Dragons fun park for little ones.

Click here for the
Interactive Map
On a log ride at Bush Gardens
Clay & Scott feeding lorikeets at Bush Gardens
Congo River Rapids at Busch Gardens
1 hr 20 min (81 miles) from our house
* 100's of alligators & crocodiles, gator
jumparoo, gator wrestlin', splash park,
barnyard, birds
Disney World 1 hr 30 min from our house
* Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Blizzard Beach,
Typhoon Lagoon,
Downtown Disney,
Sports Complex
*  Each park has SO
much to offer and
they're constantly
Dinosaur World
28 min (24 miles) from our house
* Over 150 life size dinos!
Sea World 1 hr 17 min (78 miles) from our house
* Shamu "Believe" Show, "Odyssea" Show, Kraken rollercoaster,
Shamu's Happy Harbor kiddie area, Clyde & Seamore Show,
Journey to Atlanits, pet sting rays, touch dolphins, see sharks,
manatees, aquarium...

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Interactive Map
Disney 2005 at Magic Kingdom
Epcot 2005
Lowry Zoo
35 min (28 miles) from our house
* Over 2,000 animals
* Ride a camel!
* Pony rides
* Play Areas
* Feed Lorekeets
* Pet Sting Rays
TBPAC:Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
* Go to a show!  Click here to see available shows.
* Dining
* To find out more about the center click here.
The Florida Aquarium
28 min (16 miles) from our house
* Galleries
* Get close to penguins
*  Swim with the fishes
St. Pete Times Forum
* An array of entertainment from concerts
(Van Halen, Jonas Bros...) to Ice Skating
shows to Blue Man Group.
Click here to see
listing of shows, dates & prices
* Click here for press release information
These pictures are from a charter we took with

All our pictures
from this trip
Mini Golf
* Ace Golf 1 mile from our house
Ace Golf 4 miles from our house
* There are nice mini golf places near all the beaches
Hollywood Studios: Lights, Motors, Action Stunt Show
American Victory Museum Ship
26 minutes (18 miles) from our house
* Come aboard & travel back in time as you walk
through a functioning, 1940s era merchant cargo
vessel that served during World War II, the Korean
and Vietnam wars.
Glazer Childrens Museum
25 minutes (18 miles) from our house
* Hands on, interactive museum designed for kids
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
46 minutes (35 miles) from our house
* This museum features a unique collection of vintage
and vehicles.
The Florida Ochestra
performances at various locations
* various musical performances
The Mahaffey Theater
51 minutes (48 miles) from our house
* various musical & dance performances
The Tampa Tribune (
Follow this link to see current events in our area.
Tampa Bay Rays Game
water slides
Pet Sting Rays
Pet Sting Rays
Feed Lorekeets
Fantasia Mini Golf at Disney
Ace Golf 4 miles from our house
Sea World: Dolphins
Sea World: Clyde & Seamore Show
Sea World: Believe Show
Sea World: Dining at Sharks Grill
Busch Gardens: zebras
Clearwater Beach FL
The Dali Museum
52 min (49 miles) from our house
New $36 million museum
* Artistic works of Salvador Dali
Horse Surfing with Great World Nature Tours
53 min (40 miles) from our house
* 2 hour trail ride: 67 miles of trails
* 1 hour beach ride: ride on the beach, ride in the water & horse surf
photos at
1 hour 8 min (52 miles) from our house
* factory tour
* 4D theater
* DUPLO village for toddlers
* much more!
* roller coaster & rides
* pirate water stunt show
"If procrastination was an Olympic sport I'd compete in it later."
Things to do in Florida while visiting Scott & Stephanie