Adventures are about taking on the day with renewed enthusiasm and joyfully jumping into something new and fun. They’re about creating priceless new memories with the ones you love. Since in Florida we have almost year-round warm, sunny days, it is always the perfect time to get out there and indulge in all of the above. In addition to all the fun at North River Ranch, we’ve found some local Parrish, Manatee, Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg activities to make your imagination soar, heart race and spirit feel good. They are all close to North River Ranch with new homes for sale in Parrish so let’s take on the adventure with exhilaration and imagination. Please follow our North River Ranch social to get even more adventure tips all year long. Where do you want to go first?
iFLY in Tampa
Have you ever heard of indoor skydiving? It’s thrilling and right in Tampa. iFLY is an awe-inspiring place to literally float in the air. You don’t even need to be an athlete or fit to do it. We love the inclusivity of this place. They have world-class instructors to help everyone fly. It’s so exhilarating. It’s a gotta-do it for your adventure list.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Get in touch with your wild side at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This is where you can get up close and personal with nature. Hand feed a flamingo or a giant tortoise, hold some parrots or catch the parrot show, and see the lemurs and prairie dogs at play. You can even get your picture taken with an alligator. This place is family-friendly and always a good time.
Treeumph Adventure Course
Remember climbing trees and hills as a kid? Now you can up your game with some new thrills at Treeumph Adventure Course. Elevate and unleash your spirit with Zipline rides, climbing walls, swings, and more. It’s super fun. It’s perfect for adults and older kids. They’ve got beginner levels and expert levels and fully-trained instructors so everyone can enjoy themselves safely and quickly.
St. Petersburg Sunken Gardens
Looking to get away from city life and find a bit of paradise? Get lost in the tremendously beautiful tropical sunken gardens in St. Petersburg. There are breathtaking waterfalls, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, and signature flamingos to welcome you. They’ve also got guided tours and horticultural programs to make it a real learning adventure. For more than 100 years, the St. Peterburg Sunken Gardens have been inspiring all ages.
Looking for the ideal mix of active and mellow? Then you’ll love Rye Preserve located northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. This sprawling 145-acre preserve lets you share space amongst local Florida nature, its variety of eco-systems, and beautiful scenery. There’s plenty of activities to savor, including hiking, fishing, having a picnic, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, bicycle trails, camping, and more. It’s close to home and close to our hearts.
Little Manatee River Park
Experience pristine recreation at Little Manatee River Park! This is yet another place to let the cares of the day melt away as you surround yourself with natural wonders. Explore this 2,433-acre park by canoe, kayak, or horseback. The Little Manatee River flows for 4.5 miles through 11 unique natural communities within the park. Little Manatee River Park also has unique bragging rights as one of the premier hiking trails in Southwest Florida.
YOLO Adventures Parasailing
Have you ever been parasailing? It’s a must, and now’s the time! YOLO Adventures Parasailing offers safe yet exhilarating parasailing for the entire family or for some fun couple times. The whole trip only takes an hour, with flight times around 15 minutes. See the world anew and create a memory to last a lifetime.
St. Pete Pier
Welcome to Pier fun that never ends! St. Pete Pier on the St. Petersburg Waterfront is limitless fun. You can’t beat the waterfront location with stunning ocean views. There’s so much to do here including swimming, biking, relaxing walks, shopping, eating, and the list goes on and on. This is a perfect place for the entire family or a fun way to reconnect in person with friends.
MOTE Marine Aquarium
How about an adventure where you can learn something new about the marine world? MOTE in Sarasota has been sharing their keen insights since 1955 and are still going strong. This non-profit offers formal and informal classes for families and their children to learn hands-on more about our world. They have private, choose your adventure programs too, like bay walk & talk, estuary exploration, eco boat tours, and so much more. No matter which program you choose, it will go swimmingly.
Florida Railroad Museum
All aboard for fun! Right here in Parrish, travel back in time at the Florida Railroad Museum. Each weekend their diesel-powered trains take passengers on a 1.5-hour excursion in their open-air, open window, and air-conditioned cars. The volunteers will happily share their train facts and local history of this form of travel.
Bradenton Riverwalk Skate Park
Dude, it’s time for some serious kickflips! Bradenton Riverwalk Skate Park is a blast and comes with waterfront views and breezes. This high-quality, outdoor, concrete skate park was designed and built by the award-winning ‘Team Pain Skate Parks.’ They’ve got over 30 years of experience and have created an awesome park. Make sure to bring your safety equipment and have a totally rad time, whether you skateboard or just watching the experts at work!
Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures
Up, up, and a way to have fun at Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures! You don’t have to be a tourist to be in awe of these one-of-a-kind views the lakes, Florida’s diverse wildlife, and stunning Tampa landscape. Their hot balloon trips begin at sunrise. What an incredible way to start a day. The flight runs about 1 hour and includes all ground transportation to and from the launching and landing fields aboard their vehicle, a traditional champagne toast after the flight, and a complimentary breakfast after the flight at a local Bob Evans Restaurant.
Jumpin Fun Inflata Park
Get pumped up with over 15,000 sq. ft. of inflatable and colorful fun! The Jumpin Fun Inflata Park takes the bounce house concept and makes it bigger and better than ever. They’ve got nearly 20 attractions and fun areas of play, including their famous 250 ft. Long AirRider Zip-Rail Coaster.
Busch Gardens in Tampa
But seriously, if you’re looking to have the time of your life, nothing beats Busch Gardens. It is chock full of thrills, aminals, and tours. It’s everything conveniently in one place. Ride the Cheetah Hunt, Cobra’s Curse, Sheikra, Montu, Scorpion, Sandserpent, and Tigris rollercoasters for complete exhilaration. With those creative ride names, you’re in for an unforgettable time. Have your choice of loops, twists, inversions, drops, and a few surprises. Cool off on the Congo River Rapids and Stanley Falls Flume. If you’re looking to get wild in a different way, take a train ride through the Serengeti in the Serengeti Express or visit the animal experiences that include real giraffes, rhinos, kangaroos, sloths, and more. Busch Gardens is always a good time.
Adventure is also right here at North River Ranch
Our active community is full of fun amenities to give every day a sense of adventure too. North River Ranch is designed to conveniently and instantly let you stay healthier, happier, and more social right now at this master-planned community with new homes in Parrish FL.
About North River Ranch
North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. It’s a fresh approach to development in southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today with new homes for sale in Florida.
About Neal Land & Neighborhoods
Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit www.nealland.com.