Citrus park is a few miles northwest of downtown Tampa, and only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from many of the best Bay area attractions. With excellent schools and close proximity to things to do for kids and adults, this suburban neighborhood makes a great choice for families, professionals and well as those looking to retire.
Citrus Park plays host to the only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in Tampa. It is located in the Shoppes of Citrus Park at 7835 Gunn Highway and offers a large variety of classes. You can learn from celebrity chefs, or impress your friends with your knowledge of wine pairing; brush up on the latest cooking techniques, or enroll your teen so they can learn to make more than just Ramen noodles and peanut butter and jelly.
When you need some retail therapy, check out what is considered by many to be the best mall in Tampa, Westfield – Citrus Park. The mall offers dozens and dozens of stores, including Banana Republic, H&M, Macy’s and Simply Mac. You can also find great restaurants like BJ’s Brewhouse and Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria. One of the crown jewels of the mall is the 20 screen Regal Cinema, which now has king sized recliners.
If you want to get outdoors in Citrus Park, a great place to visit is the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. This 7.25-mile long paved multi-use trail is great for bicycling, rollerblading, running and walking. You can even bring your horses here! It also features picnic areas, fishing, hiking and bird watching.
Another unique place to visit in Citrus Park is the Big Cat Rescue, which is one of the largest sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. It is home to more than 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, panthers and other species of large cats.