By Jacob Stulec, Nada Blassy, Hafsa Qurashi, Maria Lugo Doria and Mila-Sari Cordeiro
TAMPA, Fla. – Hillsborough County has multiple things to do on a beautiful summer day. Let’s take a trip through the Borough area and see all that it has to offer.
Start your morning off right with Felicitous Coffee, open from 9am to 10pm and serves different goodies such as pastries, smoothies and gelato. Whether you’re in the mood for a shot of caffeine in the morning or a sweet treat, Felicitous has you covered. It is located on 42nd Ave off of North Fletcher Avenue.
In the afternoon stroll over to Lake Park, located off of North Dale Mabry Highway. Here, you can enjoy 89 acres of land and a total of five lakes. At only a two dollar entrance fee, there are many things to fill your afternoon with, such as bird watching, hiking or picnicking.
Cool yourself down with Jeremiah’s Italian Ice after a day out in the sun. They offer over 40 different flavors and serve not only Italian ice, but also soft serve and gelati – a mixture of the two. As their philosophy says, live your life to the coolest, so why not do it in Hillsborough County.
After you’ve had your sweet treat, climb your way over to Vertical Ventures. The indoor rock climbing gym was established in 1996 and offer different level difficulties based on the climber’s skill level. Admission is 12 dollars for kids and 16 for adults.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, Cappy’s Pizzeria awaits. The vintage-vibed pizzeria offers both Chicago and New York style pizza. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try their most famous pizza, the Cappy to top off your event filled day out in the Borough.
This video was created as part of a collaboration with the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications and Hillsborough County for Jeanette Abrahamsen’s Advanced Reporting class in 2018.