There are plenty of adventures awaiting you around the North Tampa Bay region.
For instance, you can swing through the trees at Tree Hoppers, at 27839 Saint Joe Road, in Dade City. You’ll find rope nets to climb, rope bridges to scale and zip lines to glide at what has been described as Central Florida’s largest aerial adventure park.
Maybe you’ve always wondered how it feels to jump out of an airplane. You can satisfy that curiosity, too.
Skydive City, at 4241 Sky Dive Lane in Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, is the legendary place that has attracted enthusiasts of skydiving from throughout the world.
The center trains skydivers at all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans and offers all types of skydiving activity, including tandem jumps, group jumps and water landings.
Of course, some would prefer a diversion closer to the ground.
Those options are available, too.
The Tampa Bay Curling Club has competitive leagues at AdventHealth Center Ice, at 3173 Cypress Ridge Boulevard, in Wesley Chapel. The club also offers lessons for people interested in the sport. (To find out more, call Tampa Bay Curling at 813-758-2279)
Maybe you’d enjoy a diversion that’s somewhere that’s less slippery.
Again, plenty of choices await.
One option involves testing your golfing skills.
There are regulation golf courses, of course, but there’s also PopStroke Tampa, at 25297 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz.
It offers two 18-hole putting courses designed by Tiger Woods. The synthetic grass, bunkers, rolling hills and undulated greens are designed to challenge golfers of all ages. The putt-putt golfing destination also offers a dining area, with a full menu and craft beer, wine and signature cocktails. It has an ice cream parlor, outdoor game area and a playground, too.
So, next time you’re looking for a break from life’s daily grind, don’t just click on the remote to watch your favorite streaming series, go out and add a few new episodes to the story of your life.
Published October 18, 2023