There’s nothing like planning a vacation. Half the excitement of getting away is the anticipation of a great vacation with those closest to you. Planning a vacation can also be stressful – especially if you’re the one that all the planning falls to. With everyone in your group wanting to do something different, and there being so many activities to choose from, the perfect vacation can sometimes start to look like the perfect storm. That’s where we come in. At the wannaB inn, we hope for nothing but blue skies for you and yours, so we’ve done some of the work, and scoured the internet to put together a list of the Top 5 things to do while you stay with us. We tried our best to appeal to a wide audience, so you’re bound to find something that everyone in your group can enjoy, so you can relax this vacation. Let’s get started, shall we?
Enjoy a Play on Lemon Bay
What better way to get some culture in during your stay than with a little theatre? The Lemon Bay Playhouse is less than a ten-minute drive from the resort and holds year-round performances. The Lemon Bay Playhouse is renowned in the area for its captivating shows put on by talented performers. Currently playing at the theatre is a comedy by the name of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, but coming up in October is Deathtrap, an inspired combination of comedy, mystery and thriller.
A Surrealist’s Dream
Vacationing with an art lover? Do they know that Florida is home to the second largest collection of surrealist artist, Salvadore Dali’s, works? This may not be the traditional first thought when it comes to vacationing in Florida, but the Dali Museum, located just an hour drive away from the inn, in St. Petersburgh, is one of the coolest museums around. Explore on your own or take part in one of the several guided tours, then cap off your day with a visit to the museum restaurant which features Spanish inspired cuisine! A must-see for any art lover.
A Full Day of Fun
Are the kids coming with you on your vacation? Then you’ve got to check out Busch Gardens in Tampa! Just over an hour’s drive from the inn, Busch Gardens is the best of both a zoo and an amusement park. Enjoy some high-flying fun on a selection of roller-coasters or enjoy an up-close-and-personal look at the park’s array of exotic (and awesome) animal species. Plus, Busch Gardens always has exciting events going on, like the Bier Fest where Mom & Dad can sample over one hundred beers from around the world. All told, it’s a fantastic place to spend a day with the family!
This suggestion caught our eye in The Crazy Tourist’s article 25 Best Things to Do in Florida. Be sure to check them out on Instagram and Facebook for more awesome Florida vacation ideas. They’re not all crazy, we promise.
Everybody Stand Up!
If you’ve been to the wannaB inn before, or have seen our social media, you know that we’re big fans of Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP for short. Well, how about a new twist on an old classic? Hooked on SUP now offers Yoga Stand-Up Paddleboarding classes. These classes are open to people of all ages and skill levels. Plus, they take place right in Englewood and the surrounding areas, so you won’t have to stray far from the inn at all. Relax with a little mediation while getting your core workout in, all from the serene waters of Florida.
We love Stand-Up Paddleboarding, but we owe Kara Franker for turning us onto these Yoga SUP Classes in her article, 8 Eco-Friendly Things To Do In Charlotte Harbor And The Gulf Islands. Check her out on Twitter and Instagram for more interesting things to do in Florida.
Would it be a real ‘Top 5’ list about Florida if we didn’t mention fishing? This one might be a no-brainer, but one of the most popular activities around our inn is fishing. Our guests love to get out on the docks to try and catch a big one. It’s a relaxing activity that can be truly rewarding. Did you know that you can take a boat tour specifically for fishing though? It’s true! There are several tour operators, like: Captain Van Hubbard, Grande Adventures, and more that organize amazing fishing tours around the Gulf. These tours are a great way to introduce your kids to one of coastal Florida’s oldest (and best) activities and is one of the greatest ways to spend a day while visiting Florida.
This is another idea that we happened upon in Veidhi Gite’s article, 12 Best Things To Do In Englewood, Florida.
We think these are some of the best ways to vacation in Florida, but of course, there are hundreds of activities, restaurants, historical sites, and more to check out while you’re here. We wanted to take some of the load off when planning what you’ll do with your group, but one thing we didn’t mention (and one of our favorite ways to spend the day) is to just relax on a spot of your choosing on our over 900’ of Gulf of Mexico facing beachfront. However you choose to spend your vacation, if you’re staying at the wannaB inn, we know you’ll have a great time.For more goings on around the resort, make sure you stay tuned to wannabinn.com, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss a thing!