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Posted August 18, 2017 | 2:30 PM

Stay Put, Save Money

How to plan your staycation in Hillsborough County

If you're looking for crystal-clear water, sandy beaches, and awesome activities, a savings-friendly staycation in Hillsborough County will leave you and your wallet feeling refreshed.

There's lots to do right here. Be a tourist in Hillsborough County and explore these local treasures:

  • Lithia Springs Park - has a swimming area that's fed by a natural spring. The water is a cool 72 degrees throughout the year. There's also fishing, volleyball, a playground, and woodsy trails.
  • Enjoy the Apollo Beach Preserve. Recently expanded with 11,000 cubic yards of sand, the waterfront park offers beachcombing, fishing, and sunbathing. And it's a great place to watch the sun set over Tampa Bay.
  • Hillsborough County libraries have activities and classes for all ages and many interests. Most of them take place indoors, where it's cool. Peruse the website for something that suits you and your family members.
  • Exploring a river, a lake, or the bay is a great way to spend the day. The County has ramps for a variety of vessels, ranging from a kayak to an outboard-powered fishing boat. Click here to find your ramp.
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