9 Fun Ways to Beat the Heat

 

When the temperatures sky rocket, these are some of the best spots in St. Pete/Clearwater to beat the heat. From splash-tastic water parks to indoor trampolines and rock climbing to glowing glass galleries... finding some respite from the Florida heat is easy. 

1 Make Waves at Splash Harbour Water Park, Indian Rocks Beach

Make a splash with two giant twisty water slides, a kids splash zone and a winding, lazy river! Located at the Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel, this family-friendly water park is the perfect destination for staying cool all day long. 

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2 Climb Sky High at Vertical Ventures, St. Pete

This 10,000-square-foot indoor rock climbing gym takes fun to the next level! Great for beginners or seasoned pros, the pros are on-hand to help you get verticle. One hour quick climb sessions are just $10 or stay all day for $18.

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3 Snorkel with the Fishes around Egmont Key

Stay cool with a half-day adventure to Egmont Key, located just off the coast of St. Pete Beach. Fun on the water includes dolphin encounters, snorkeling, and shelling. A great activity for the whole family, excursions start at $28 for kids and $40 for adults. 

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4 Get Ice Cold at Clearwater Ice Arena, Clearwater

Go from extreme heat to deep freeze! Rent a pair of ice skates and take some laps around the ice rink. Public skating sessions are available daily starting at $8.50. Their new NHL-sized rink is scheduled to open August 2016. 

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5 Fly Through the Air at AirHeads Trampoline Arena, Largo

There's a place where bouncing off the walls is totally acceptable! This gigantic indoor trampoline arena is tons of bouncing fun for all ages. Unlimited jumping is just $19.99 per day. 

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6 Watch a Movie in Style at Cobb Luxury 10 Theatres, St. Pete

A cool, dark theater with luxurious electric recliners and crystal clear HD screens makes movie-watching a great afternoon activity. Hit up Cobbster's Kitchen & Bar for a delicious meal first or bring it in the theater for optimal snacking. 

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7 Up Your Beach Game at the Floating Water Park, St. Pete Beach

An inflatable water park located in the Gulf, just off the shore behind TradeWinds Island Grand, features inflatable slides, floating trampolines, chill-out loungers and floating cabanas. Open seasonally (March - October), hourly rates at $16 per person.

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8 Blow Your Mind at the Chihuly Collection, St. Pete

This stunning, permanent collection of unique glass artwork by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly is a delightful destination to beat the heat for a few hours. Marvel in the explosion of colors in a magnificent 10,000-square-foot setting. Admission starts at $14.95.

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1Splash Harbour Water Park

City: Indian Rocks Beach
Category: Attractions

Address
399A 2nd St
FL

Phone: 727-754-6492

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2Vertical Ventures

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Attractions

Address
116 18th St S
FL

Phone: 727-304-6290

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3Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise

City: Gulfport

Address
4630 29th Ave S.
FL

Phone: 727-345-4500

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4Clearwater Ice Arena

City: Clearwater

Address
13940 Icot Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-536-5843
Toll Free: 727-530-3790

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5AirHeads Indoor Trampoline Arena

City: Largo
Category: Attractions

Address
12401 Belcher Rd.
FL

Phone: 727-569-5867

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8Chihuly Collection

City: St. Petersburg

Address
720 Central Ave
FL

Phone: 727-822-7872

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