Feeling March Madness?
Looking for a taste of Hillsborough County while you're in town for the Women's Final Four at Amalie Arena on April 5 and 7?
Blueberries will sweeten your stay. Now in season, fresh berries are available at farm stands, grocery stores, and u-pick fields.
They're among many things that make Hillsborough County special. Here are a few others:
Enjoy springtime in Florida. From rivers to forests to playgrounds, Hillsborough County has conservation parks, preserves, and neighborhood parks that offer opportunities to exercise, relax, and enjoy nature.
Manatees, which frequent Florida waters, are prevalent much of the year at the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. The aquatic mammals forage on undersea plants and grow to an average length of 10 feet and weight of up to 1,200 pounds. They and other marine life gather in winter and spring months in the warm waters of a canal that abuts the Center.
The Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park and Museum honors U.S. military Veterans of all eras. The Park and Museum is a good place for reflection, reading, picnicking, and walking or jogging.
Flatwoods Conservation Park, east of New Tampa off Morris Bridge Road, has a paved, seven-mile loop road that's ideal for many activities. Two years ago, bicyclist Amanda Coker set the one-year total mileage record here.
The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative has many activities for adults, teens, and children. Check the events calendar for sessions at a nearby library branch.
Visit Tampa Bay, a non-profit partnership that reaches out to Hillsborough County tourists, has more ideas of things to do between games. Read about the Women's Final Four mascots recent visit to the County board meeting.
Heading to Amalie Arena? Get information on events, transportation, and parking.