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4 Popular Activities and Attractions in Westchase

Clearwater Beach, USA - 18 May 2013: Welcome Sign in front of palm trees at Clearwater beach. Clearwater beach is a popular toursit destination on the Gulf coast of Florida

Westchase is a great place to live, work, and play. Residents of this area have easy access to hundreds of outdoor activities, places to eat, and popular attractions year round. If you are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon outside enjoying the sunny weather, check out one of these family friendly activities. Living in Tampa does not get any better than this.

Popular Activity #1: Catch a show at the Tampa Theater.

Unlike most mainstream theaters, the entertainment at the Tampa Theater is not limited to new releases. Here you can see foreign films and old classics as well as eagerly awaited modern films. While the movies are great, the building is to die for. This beautiful building incorporates Renaissance elements as well as traces of Greek Revival architecture. Make sure you take note of the building’s beauty on your way in to see a show.

Popular Activity #2: Visit the Tampa Downtown Market.

This vibrant market is open on select days from October to May. Here you will find arts and crafts, amazing foods, and live performances by local artists. Favorites include handmade soaps and fresh baked German breads. You can also buy jars of locally collected honey, homemade pickles, dried fruit, and freshly caught seafood. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and you will have a delicious treat to eat while you stroll the aisles of the market.

Popular Activity #3: Go to the beach.

Florida is known for its beaches, and Westchase is no exception. Head over to Clearwater Beach or one of the other great beaches on the Gulf Coast. Here you can spend a relaxing afternoon lounging on the white sandy beaches or splashing in the waves. Bring your own beach chair or rent a chair and an umbrella to lounge in the shade and read a magazine.

Popular Activity #4: Take a trip to Caladesi Island

If you are looking for more of an adventure, hop on the ferry to Caladesi Island State Park. This beach island includes easy to access nature trails that are great for hikers of all ages. This island is also known for its great snorkeling and kayaking. If lounging on the beach is not quite your speed, consider renting kayaks for a family friendly adventure paddling through the mangroves or playing in the waves.

Enjoy a picnic lunch sitting on the beach and watching the area’s abundant wildlife. Do not despair if you did not pack your lunch. This island is home to Cafe Caladesi, a great place to grab a cold drink and a quick bite to eat before you hit the beach.

If the laid back lifestyle found in Westchase appeals to you, you might be thinking about relocating to the Tampa area. To learn more about what this community has to offer, contact Poppleton Properties at (813) 833-2520 or send an email to brittany(at)townchase(dotted)com.