what to do in Tampa with a toddler
June 23, 2012 3:27 PM Subscribe
Hello Mefites. I am a British person in my 50's, originally from Africa. I will be babysitting my 18-month-old grandchild in Tampa, Florida, in early August while her (British/American) parents are on honeymoon. I would be very very grateful for suggestions of fun things for a grandma and toddler to do in that week, bearing in mind I can't drive and will be taking public transport/walking with a pushchair.
posted by glasseyes to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total)
Google maps tells me we will be just off Cross Creek Road and nearby districts seem to be called Hunter's Green, Pebble Creek Village and Arbor Green. I'm used to walking 2/3 miles and back at a time but I'm told it might be too hot to take the toddler on such long walks.
Can I take the bus anywhere? My daughter seemed to think it might not be the best for a naive old tourist.
I'd be really grateful for suggestions and tips about how to do really ordinary pleasurable things with my grand-daughter. Is there a Trader Joe's nearby? Are there any ethnic food shops? Is there a good library? Are there some nice parks? is there anything special to the area we shouldn't miss?
Thanks in advance.