9 Fun Ways to Beat the Heat

Don’t let the rising temperature get you down! Stay cool this summer while finding a respite from the Florida heat at these top spots in St. Pete/Clearwater.

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 Catch a Rays Baseball Game at Tropicana Field, St. Pete

Thanks to Tropicana Field's huge dome enclosure, Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball games can be watched in the comfort of central A/C! Cheer on your favorite team without breaking a sweat. Click below to catch an upcoming game!

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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 $35 for kids and $45 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 rink. Public skating sessions are available daily starting at $8.50 with skate rentals available for only $4.25. 

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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 Find the Frontier at The James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art

You’ll be captivated by the art, landscape and wildlife of the West where even the building is designed to evoke that tenacious Western spirit. Enjoy their vast and beautiful collection (not to mention the A/C!)

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7 Grab Waffles & Ice Cream at the Urban Creamery

Take your favorite cold treat to the next level! With a rotating list of homemade ice creams served atop fresh and savory Belgian waffles, your taste buds will thank you.

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8 Shop Around at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk

With over 50 shops, John's Pass Village and Boardwalk is a shopping paradise. Enjoy the A/C inside the stores where you’ll find everything from priceless one-of-a-kind treasures to take 'em home to the folk's souvenirs!

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9 Get Creative at the Morean Arts Center for Clay

Housed in the Historic Seaboard Train Station, you can take a custom class or workshop based on your pottery skill level. With professional teaching artists, you’ll find a warm and supportive environment and the chance to get your hands dirty with some cool clay.

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Splash Harbour Water Park

City: Indian Rocks Beach

Address
399A 2nd St
FL

Phone: 727-754-6492

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Dolphin Snorkeling Cruise

City: Gulfport

Address
4630 29th Ave S.
FL

Phone: 727-345-4500

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Clearwater Ice Arena

City: Clearwater

Address
13940 Icot Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-536-5843

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AirHeads Indoor Trampoline Arena

City: Largo

Address
12401 Belcher Rd.
FL

Phone: 727-569-5867

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Urban Creamery

City: St. Petersburg

Address
689 Central Ave
FL

Phone: 727-895-5953

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John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

City: Madeira Beach

Address
12901 Gulf Blvd
FL

Phone: 727-394-0756

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Morean Arts Center for Clay

City: St. Petersburg

Address
420 22nd St. S.
FL

Phone: 727-821-7162

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