Who says that “retiring” to Florida means sitting around? Here at Anand Vihar in Tampa, Florida – we’re always active! Whether you’re in the mood for a Bollywood movie, walk along the bay, or the grandkids are coming to visit, Tampa Bay has plenty of interesting attractions to keep everyone satisfied – All within a short distance from our community!
Shopping & Entertainment
The outlet mall at the Shops at Wiregrass has over 100 stores and places to eat! Fowler Avenue is home to great Indian cuisine as well as a Studio Movie Grill that shows Bollywood films daily.
The Hindu Temple, BAPS Temple, Jain Temple, Chinmaya Mission and Churches of various
denominations are all within close proximity to Anand Vihar and have cultural programs, luncheons, Gita discussions, and more, on a regular basis.
Exercise and Nature
Aside from our own walking and nature trails at Anand Vihar, there are many areas around Tampa Bay to enjoy the outdoors as well as a stroll! Hillsborough State Park is THE spot for outdoor enthusiasts… campsites, youth tent camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, nature trails/hiking, and boating/canoeing. The newly finished River Walk in downtown Tampa takes you along the Hillsborough River to the exciting Channelside
Tampa Bay is home to some of the world’s top-rated beaches – Archibald Beach Park, Caladesi Island State Park, Fort De Soto Park, Indian Rocks Beach, Picnic Island, Sand Key Beach, and so many more!
There are nearly 100 golf courses in Tampa! From Quail Hollow in Wesley Chapel to The Claw at USF, you’ll never run short of new courses to try!
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is one of the nation’s leading Broadway series and is widely recognized for its grand opera and plays. The Patel Conservatory for the Performing Arts inside of the Straz center offers educational programs and acting classes!
A state of the art multi-purpose, sports/entertainment venue in downtown Tampa, Amalie Arena is the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Storm. It is host to well over 150 spectacular entertainment events annually. Raymond James Stadium in downtown Tampa is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls.
Built in 1926, Tampa Theatre hosts 600+ events each year, including contemporary films, classic movies, concerts, corporate events, educational programs, weddings and tours. The IIFA Awards were recently held at the Tampa Theatre, making Tampa the only place in the United States to host this event!
Busch Gardens® Tampa
The ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos with over 12,000 animals in an unforgettable adventure.
Glazer Children’s Museum
Designed to inspire children and families by creating learning opportunities around innovative play and discovery, the 53,000 square foot Glazer Children’s Museum is a combination of permanent and traveling exhibits, comprehensive programs and special events.
Henry B. Plant Museum
With its magnificent Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and tropical gardens, a visit to the restored rooms of the former Tampa Bay Hotel will transport you to Victorian splendor.
The historic Latin quarter and former center of cigar manufacturing is perfect for daytime lunching, shopping, and coffee sipping, as well as lively fun at night.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit organization, dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. It is home to dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays and nurse sharks, and Winter the dolphin.
Tampa Bay also has a plentiful supply of Indian movie theatres, restaurants, shopping opportunities, and other attractions. Plus, it has effortless access to St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Orlando. Bottom line: You have to work hard to be bored in Tampa Bay!