Treasure Island is a charming Florida beach town just outside the city of St. Petersburg. Though its neighbor to the south, St. Pete Beach, tends to attract more attention from visitors, Treasure Island features more family-fun activities, and to top it off – more affordable accommodations. So if you're traveling to Treasure Island and looking for fun stuff to do with the family, consider this you're go-to guide for affordable family fun!
Nonstop Fishing Charters
You can not come to Florida without going on a fishing trip, although some families have a hard time coming up with the money to purchase a four or five-person fishing package. At Nonstop Fishing Charters, which sails out of Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach, kids fish for free! For a family of four, that means only paying for the price of two. And the best thing about fishing in the Tampa Bay area is that you can do it year round.
Treasure Island Fun Center
Save this one for a rainy day and you're guaranteed to have a blast with the kids. The Fun Center is the largest arcade in Pinellas County. All games are either 1 or 2 tokens with each token worth 25-cents. That goes a long way with pinball and air hockey. Plus the kids can redeem their tickets for prizes, and if you get hungry, they serve pizza inside. The Fun Center is now located in Seminole, just north of Park Boulevard. It's not too far from its previous location. A quick cab ride and you're there.
Municipal Beach Playground
Located directly on the beach, this one is for the kids who do not want to sit still while mom and dad soak up the sun on a gorgeous summer day. It's within walking distance of most of the major condos and hotels, so even if you wanted to walk downstairs for 20 or 30 minutes of playtime, it's doable. Open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
Treasure Island Golf, Tennis, and Recreation Center
If you and the kids are itching to get some exercise, why not play a game of golf or tennis at the Treasure Island Golf, Tennis, and Recreation Center? Junior golf clubs are available. The center includes a 9-hole par 3 golf course, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard, playground, and picnic pavilions. Open seven days a week and it's a short distance from several resorts. If actual golfing is not your thing, you can always try Smuggler's Cove for some miniature golf.
The Pirate Ship at John's Pass
No trip here is complete without a visit to John's Pass, where they have a real-life pirate ship. Take a ride out to the bay, fire a cannon, and hear real tales of pirates in the Tampa Bay area. Call ahead of time for discounts, including early bird specials.