Explore Northern Hillsborough
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From small shops to natural sights and plenty of food options, Northern Hillsborough County has many things to do on any day.
Start your morning off right with Felicitous Coffee. It's open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serves various goodies including pastries, smoothies, and gelato. Whether you’re in the mood for a shot of caffeine in the morning or a sweet treat, Felicitous has you covered. It is located on 42nd Avenue off of North Fletcher Avenue.
Afterwards, head to Lake Park, off of North Dale Mabry Highway. Here, you can enjoy 589 acres of pristine natural land and a total of five lakes. With an entrance fee of only $2, there are many things to fill your afternoon, such as bird watching, hiking, or picnicking. If you’re interested in more physical activities, there are exercise stations, two horse arenas, a BMX bike ramp and archery.
Cool yourself down with Jeremiah’s Italian Ice after a day out in the sun. They offer over 40 different flavors of Italian ice. They also have soft serve and gelati, which is a mixture of the two.
After you’ve had your sweet treat, climb your way over to Vertical Ventures. The indoor rock climbing gym was established in 1996 and offers different levels of difficulties based on the climber’s skillset. Admission is $12 for kids and $16 for adults.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, Cappy’s Pizzeria awaits. The vintage-vibe pizzeria offers both Chicago and New York style pizza. There are five stores in Tampa. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try their most famous pizza, the Cappy, to top off your event-filled day out in the Borough.
The four-part Destination Hillsborough series is produced by students of the University of South Florida’s Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications, in partnership with Hillsborough County. See more from this series.