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The Tampa Bay area is a well known and beloved family vacation destination for many reasons. Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the weather is ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities. The scenery is breathtaking and the Tampa International Airport makes this gateway city accessible to several world class beaches, arts and cultural organizations, professional sports teams, the Busch Gardens theme parks and so much more. One of the most amazing family friendly resorts on Florida’s Gulf Coast can be found nestled on over 900 acres at the Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor. We stayed at Innisbrook over a long weekend and left the resort feeling re-energized and relaxed….almost as if we discovered that legendary Florida fountain of youth! Currently, Innisbrook is offering a variety of budget friendly family vacation specials including Florida resident discounts and a “Pass on your Gas Charges” package. Visit the Innisbrook website for additional information.
Getting to Innisbrook is a breeze. Located about 20 minutes from the airport, Innisbrook is a hidden gem in the heart of a busy city. Thanks to an intensive and environmentally sensitive renovation in 2008, Innisbrook offers guests an impressive combination of natural beauty and modern conveniences. There are nearly 30 two-story lodges scattered throughout the resort and all offer picturesque views of either the world famous golf courses, the nature preserve or Florida’s oak and pine canopies. We stayed on the second floor in a spacious, quiet one bedroom suite which had two flat-screen televisions with game ports, high speed Internet access, comfy linens and a large kitchen with all new appliances. Thankfully, there are free to use washer and dryers at each lodge building as well as ice machines.
The four golf courses are beautiful to see even if your family does not play golf. Although, if you do play golf or want to give it a try, these golf courses are fabulous! There are daily golf and tennis clinics to help get you started or tips to tweak your game. Something new this summer is the afternoon “Fox Squirrel” 9-hole walking course for kids and adults. Kids under 17 play free with a paying adult. Rental clubs are available for a small fee. Our preschooler had fun on the first few holes but then decided it was time to visit the family friendly Loch Ness pool and water slides. There is a zero-entry area and the pool gradually gets about four feet deep. We enjoyed a delicious, casual meal poolside at the Loch Ness grille and cooled off with some tasty frozen drinks.
The resort offers a complimentary beach shuttle to Dunedin’s world famous Honeymoon Island State Park. The white sand beaches are picture perfect and the gentle Gulf waters are warm and inviting. From Honeymoon Island, you can take the ferry over to visit Caladesi Island and embark on a three mile nature trail through the mangroves or swim, splash and look for shells along the pristine beaches.
Back at Innisbrook, we found plenty of tasty menu items to satisfy everyone in our family. The grownups savored classic menu favorites with a unique and flavorful twist at the Market Salamander Grille while the kiddos loved the pizza and hand dipped ice cream. For steak lovers, the Packard Steakhouse is an ideal choice.
My visit to the Indaba Spa was a special treat. I opted for a facial which was absolutely fantastic! The spa is a new addition to the Innisbrook Resort and would be an ideal getaway for the girls.
For sports fans, you can take in a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. If the team is playing out of town, you can still take a behind the scenes tour of Tropicana Field in downtown St. Petersburg. You can also rent bikes, play tennis, basketball, miniature golf, volleyball or shuffleboard at the Innisbrook activity area.
Whether your family enjoys nonstop adventure or prefers a relaxed family getaway, the Innisbrook Resort has something wonderful to offer you. The only challenge will be deciding what to do first!
The Steal: Win a Two Night Stay at the Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in a one bedroom suite with either 2 rounds of golf for two or tennis court time!
Details: One very lucky winner will receive…
- Two night stay in a one bedroom suite at the Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort.
- A choice of 2 rounds of golf for two or tennis court time.
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN:
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Rules and guidelines:
- 18 years of age or older
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Deadline to enter: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 11:59PM PST
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Disclosure: The author received a complimentary stay at the resort in order to complete a review and write the subsequent giveaway. The resort did ask for any specific opinions to be expressed and the opinions stated are the honest thoughts of the author.
Lisa-Mari Leihy is the Florida Destination Guroo for Trekaroo.