Living in Tampa Bay can be very difficult, especially if you aren’t used to the heat and humidity.
My family and I moved to Tampa a few months ago and we are still getting used to the heat and humidity. After noon, the outdoor temperatures can soar into the triple digits. When the kids and I want to have an outdoor activity, we try to go in the morning before it gets too hot and uncomfortable. One of my favorite places to go is Fort De Soto State Park. This state park is operated by the Pinellas County park system. It is just Southwest of St Petersburg. Fort De Soto State Park is actually five offshore keys, Madeline key, Christopher key, Bonne Fortune key, Saint Jean key and the larger island of Mullet Key. All of these small islands are connected by a bridge. The islands were used for military operations in the past, but now they are part of the State Park. Fort De Soto Park is one of my favorite places to take the kids, especially during the spring months when we can spend all day at the beach. Even during May it can be warm and humid, but April and March are the perfect time of the year to explore the beach and take a long walk. I love living near Tampa and St. Petersburg. Maybe some folks can’t stand the heat, but this is home for me and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the country. I plan to stay here until they put me into the ground.