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Fun Ways to Warm Up

Written January 22, 2018

Record-breaking low temperatures, wind chill advisories, freezing rain – enough already! It’s time to just let go and warm up on our sunny shores. Read on for some fun ways to do just that!

Soak Up the Sun

Slather on the sunscreen and feel the sun warm you through and through while the peaceful rhythm of the waves lulls you into an afternoon nap. Yes, life is meant to be this good.

Relaxing by the adults only pool at Island Grand

Get Decked Out

Kick back in the sunshine on the deck at RumFish Grill®. Enjoy live music, amazing cocktails and decadent culinary sensations. If you really want to turn up the heat, order the firecracker shrimp or the jerk swordfish. Happy hour on the deck starts at 2pm daily!

Work Up A Sweat

Our outdoor beach playground makes exercise fun – and will make your cabin fever seem like a distant bad dream! Here you can paddle off the calories via paddle board or kayak or hit the tennis court or sand volleyball court for some heart-pumping competition. (Our Adventure Center will get you set up with whatever gear or rentals you need, 727.363.2294 or Ext. 6020 during your stay). Some other fun ways to bring on that healthy glow: a paddle around the Island Grand waterways on a paddle boat, a long walk or run on the beach, or dance the night away at a tiki bar. Goodbye cold, hello heat!

paddleboat along the meandering waterway

Hot Tub, Anyone?

This experience really needs no explanation. It’s simply one of the best ways to warm up your entire body and relax. Let the jets work their magic and feel the stress melt away... pure bliss.

Warm Your Bones by the Fire with Your Toes in the Sand

The SandBox beach lounge invites you to relax at their fire tables or gather ‘round the campfire to build your own s’more (available nightly). With the perfect, balmy nighttime temperature surrounding you and the extra soothing warmth from the flickering fire, you won’t even think twice about ordering a frozen drink.

enjoying drinks around open fire tables at The SandBox beach lounge

Explore An Urban Hotspot

Take a day off the beach to enjoy the great outdoors along St. Petersburg’s city streets. Wine and dine in the sunshine at a sidewalk cafe. Lounge in a beer garden and sample local craft brews. Bike or take a Segway tour along the scenic waterfront. Gallery hop and shop or take a tour of the city’s murals. And don’t forget the open air Saturday Morning Market for live music and tons of tasty treats.

Heat Up Your Love Life

Rekindle the spark by sharing some unforgettable romantic moments. Traveling with children? No worries, our babysitting service and chaperoned kids camps got you covered.

Bask in the Sun and the Fun

Plan your visit to attend one of Tampa Bay’s countless outdoor festivals. From world-class competitions like St. Petersburg’s Firestone Grand Prix to Dunedin’s Highland Games, you’ll find celebrations featuring sports, food, music, art and much more.

Get into the wild

See pristine nature and wildlife along one of the area’s many trails or nature preserves. Or climb aboard a charter boat to see dolphins and go shelling on a remote barrier island. The great outdoors doesn’t get any greater than this.

Let's Go!

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