If you’re staying in the St. Petersburg area and are willing to drive an hour and a half north, the adventurous pickings are bountiful and well worth the effort.
+Kayak or dive in crystal clear springs with manatees
+Watch real live mermaids perform in an underwater theater
+Hike around a National Wildlife Refuge
+While you’re up this way, why not play some pinball at the local arcade Stop N Play [10933 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668]