Looking for the best things to do in Wesley Chapel? Great you have come to the right place
Wesley chapel is considered to be part of the Tampa Bay metro area. It is growing more every year and has no shortage of fun activities to do and beautiful places to see.
Whether you’re looking to shop, spend a relaxing day at the spa, go on a family outing, or have a night out with great food and drinks, you’ll never have trouble finding something here that could appeal to anyone. Here’s a list of the fun things to do while visiting Wesley Chapel, FL you can’t miss – the best attractions in Wesley Chapel Florida!
30 Best things to do in Wesley Chapel FL
1. Epperson Lagoon
If you’re looking for a day in paradise, look no further! Epperson Lagoon spans over 7 acres and is a first-of-its-kind amenity in the United States. This man-made beach with crystal clear blue waters, and soft white sand is the perfect getaway for the whole family.
Whether you want to kayak/paddleboard, try out the giant inflatable water obstacle course, or have a drink at the swim-up bar, there’s no lack of entertainment here. This one is a no-brainer when choosing what to do while visiting Wesley Chapel.
2. Grove theatre, Bistro & Entertainment
Currently being remodeled under new management, the Grove theater will soon feature 12 theaters with luxury reclining seats, 6 of which you can order a full meal in.
On top of that, there will be an arcade, a kid’s area, a premier comedy club (which you will learn more about later as it deserves its own category), a sushi bar, a full-service restaurant as well as a full bar, and even a cycling studio! Yes, cycling in a movie theater!
Let us not forget about the new safety precautions that will be implemented such as automatic temperature checks, fog machines that will disinfect theaters in between showings, and UV light sanitation technology. You really can’t go wrong when visiting here.
One of the best things to do in Wesley Chapel at night.
3. Lexington Oaks Golf Club
Here for a guy’s trip? Maybe you wanna take the boss out to talk about a new promotion. Or maybe you just love being outdoors. If so, the Lexington Oaks Gold Club, an 18-hole championship layout, is the perfect place to check out when visiting Wesley Chapel.
This gold club has several exciting features such as wetlands, lakes, and varying landscapes that add challenge and character to the playability of the course. And if you get hungry after the game, check out Omari’s Bar & Grille located within the community.
4. Harry Hopman Tennis Academy at Saddlebrook Resort
Acquired in 1986 from the legendary Harry Hopman, this Tennis Program at Saddlebrook offers programs for players of all ages and ability levels. This renowned Wesley Chapel tennis facility attracts enthusiasts from around the world and is home to over 40 courts.
Saddlebrook Tennis has the ability to cater to the true tennis fanatics that may want to participate in a demanding five-hour a day program, offered year-round, while also providing the opportunity for those that may just want to try out a new activity to fit in a quick lesson or a few sets of competitive play.
Other than the amazing tennis program, Saddlebrook Resort has beautiful scenery all around.
5. Mini-Golf at Grove Mini Golf, Glowgolf, or Pirate’s Bay Mini Golf
If professional golfing may not be quite your speed, mini-golf is always a fun option for the whole family!
If you find yourself needing an easy, fun night out with the kids, or even a date night when visiting Wesley Chapel, be sure to check out Grove Mini Golf, Glowgolf, or Pirate’s Bay Mini Golf.
6. KRATE Container Park
KRATE Container Park is new to the Wesley Chapel area, and a must-see when visiting. Though not completely done being built yet, there are already multiple small businesses open and ready to serve customers. This park will consist of 94 shipping containers that have been converted into 54 individual business units. It is said to consist of about 70% restaurants and 30% retail.
This facility will also feature a stage with live entertainment daily, a dog park, a children’s play area, and places to have custom art made. You’re not likely to see anything like this again, so be sure to stop by the Grove at Wesley Chapel to check it out!
7. The Shops at Wiregrass
The Shops at Wiregrass is a premier, open-air shopping center located in Wesley Chapel, FL. Located only a short drive from Tampa’s major attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy here.
The Shops at Wiregrass features multiple department stores (Macy’s, JCPenny, Dillards) as well as over 100 specialty shops, restaurants, and services. Wiregrass is also home to many signature events including the famous Symphony of lights holiday extravaganza and tree lighting, Cruisin’ at Wiregrass Car & Truck Show, Spring & Fall fair, The Fresh Market, Artisan Street Market, and more.
8. Tampa Premium Outlets
Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, those visiting the Tampa Premium Outlets will enjoy over 110 shops including stores such as Calvin Klien, Coach, Nike, Michael Kors, and Polo Ralph Lauren.
You can also enjoy delicious dining options at Market Hall, including quick and easy food court versions of Johnny Rockets and Sbarro along with surrounding restaurants such as BJ’s Brewhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Cheddars Scratch Kitchen. The Tampa Premium Outlet mall is located right in the heart of Wesley Chapel and is filled with beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and shopping.
9. Main Event
If you’re looking for the perfect family outing, this one is for you! Main Event is home to the latest and greatest in family entertainment. Including, but not limited to 100’s of new and classic arcade games, billiards, bowling, laser tag, virtual reality, karaoke, rock climbing, story rooms & even an amazing bar and dining area.
You’re guaranteed to have a great time at Main Event, Wesley Chapel.
10. Highland Axe Throwing
Highland Axe Throwing is an upscale ax-throwing venue located at The Grove in Wesley Chapel.
This 2500-square-foot facility features 12 lanes to throw in, a beautiful bar and lounge, as well as an amazing balcony to sip drinks on while having a bird’s-eye view of all of the new restaurants and entertainment the Grove now has to offer. This is a super fun experience and one you won’t want to miss while in the area.
11. Escape Rooms
Though escape rooms can be found in many places, it’s a fun and exhilarating experience for the whole family. Wesley Chapel happens to be home to multiple highly rated escape rooms.
If you’re up for the challenge and want to put your brain to the test (even if it may result in a few arguments with your team) check out Lost in Lutz Escape Room, A-MAZE-ing Escape Adventures, or Breakout’s Imagine Escape Rooms. Good luck and remember to have fun!
12. Dog Parks
If you’re looking for somewhere to take your dog to run out some energy, Wesley Chapel has many options in the way of pet-friendly parks. A few highly rated dog park’s in the area are Avalon Park West Dog Park, Meadowood Paw Park, and the Carolyn Meeker Dog Park and Nature Trail.
13. Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary
The Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit for parrots and other exotic birds (including those with special needs), located in Wesley Chapel, FL.
This sanctuary provides birds with a forever home in outdoor open-flight aviaries. The Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is committed to educating others on the responsibilities and demands of keeping parrots and other exotic birds as pets. If you want to spend the day feeding and learning about exotic birds, be sure to check this one out while visiting!
If you need a guy’s day out, and fishing is your thing, Wesley Chapel is home to tons of beautiful lakes, streams, and reservoirs. You’ll also be able to stop at one of many bait and tackle shop’s in the area before the trip.
Some of the best places in the area to go fishing include:
- Cypress Creek Preserve
- Hillsborough River State Park
- Morris Bridge Park
- Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park
- Lake Morton
15. Check out the awesome Parks in Wesley Chapel
Wesley Chapel has no shortage of parks or recreational centers perfect for the whole family. It gets pretty hot out here, so a great activity could be to check out the free waterpark for kids at Zephyr Park and WaterPlay.
Enjoy shooting basketballs, or playing soccer? Wesley Chapel District Park houses fields and courts for various sports. They even have a newly opened interactive playground that’s disability-friendly, so everyone feels welcome!
There is no shortage of good food and drinks here in Wesley Chapel. You’ll easily find something for everyone. We have every fast food place you can think of, and tons of options for family and fine dining. Whether you’re craving Italian, Chinese, Mexican, or even a freshly cooked steak, Wesley has it all!
Some of the best places to eat in Wesley Chapel include:
- Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen;
- First Watch; and
- Texas Roadhouse
17. Hot Air Balloon Rides
In the mood for something a little more exhilarating? Check out American Balloons and book a hot air balloon ride today. You’ll get to see all the beautiful views of Wesley Chapel and I can guarantee it’ll be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
18. Side Splitters Comedy Club
You may remember reading about this earlier, but Side Splitters Comedy Club located in the Grove, Wesley Chapel is a MUST see when visiting. With new, amazing acts headlining each week, you’re sure to have a laugh here. It’s the perfect date night out.
19. Center Ice
Ice skating in Florida? Yep. At Advent Health Center Ice, you can ice skate for fun, or enroll in one of the camps they offer to learn a bit more. Have you always wanted to learn how the hockey players make it look so easy? Well now’s your chance at Center Ice.
20. Pinot’s Palette
This one is the perfect spot for a girl’s weekend or even a date night. At Pinot’s Palette, you’ll be able to sip on your favorite bottle of wine while learning how to paint a masterpiece to take home with you. This is such a simple, fun activity for everyone even if you’re not an artist.
21. Spas – Bliss Facial Spa, Caribbean Mystique Massage & Wellness Spa, or the Spa at Saddlebrook
Wesley Chapel has many amazing, award-winning salons and spas. If you’re in need of a day of relaxation and pampering, this is the place for you.
Whether you want to get a massage, facial, pedicure, new hairstyle, or even spend an hour in a detoxifying salt room, we have many different options for everyone here. Check out some of the highly recommended spas in the area such as Bliss Facial Spa, Caribbean Mystique Massage & Wellness Spa, or the Spa at Saddlebrook.
22. FL Ave Brewing Company
If you’re looking for a high-quality drink or even a nice meal, be sure to stop by the recently opened FL Ave Brewing Company. They offer a family-friendly taproom including 16 draft lines as well as a full-service restaurant serving beer, wine, and your choice of different craft cocktails.
Enjoy the outdoor beer garden, or cool off in the walk-in beer cave, and coming soon, you’ll even be able to take a tour of the state-of-the-art production facility.
23. Treble Makers
If you’re looking for something a little different than the average dining experience, look no further. Treble Makers Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant is exactly as described. Watch an amazing live performance from the pianists while enjoying fine dining and even finer drinks.
You’re not likely to find another place quite like this one and it should definitely be on your list of must-see’s while visiting Wesley Chapel.
24. Chuck E Cheese
I mentioned Main Event previously, but if you’re looking for something fun that’s more appropriate for younger children, you can never really go wrong with the Classic Chuck E Cheese. Located in the Grove Wesley Chapel, close to the movie theatre, ice cream shops, restaurants, and shopping.
25. Happy Hangar Cafe
Even though we’ve already talked about restaurants, this one deserves its own category because it’s just that awesome. This mom-and-pop-style cafe is located at the Tampa North Flight Center. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching hangar planes take off and land. The views are great and the food is even better!
26. U-Pick Fruit/Flower Farms
Wesley Chapel and other surrounding areas have tons of U-Pick flower and fruit farms. If you wanna take home a case of freshly picked strawberries, blueberries, or oranges that you pick yourself, this is a fun one!
Or you can have a photoshoot in a sunflower field, and then take one home after for a very small fee. This is a super unique and fun experience that we are so happy to be able to offer here in Florida.
27. AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Health & Wellness center
Located inside of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, you can find a beautiful 2-story gym as well as 2 swimming pools and an awesome cafe.
On weekends, you can pay $10 for a full day of family swimming in one of the 2 huge indoor swimming pools. The gym is amazing as well, with every type of workout equipment you could imagine, awesome classes (Zumba, Pilates, etc), and luxury-style locker rooms.
28. B Creative Painting Studio
Visit B Creative Painting Studio to pick out a beautiful piece of pottery that you get to paint yourself and take home! With 100’s of styles and paint colors to choose from, you’ll have no trouble entertaining the whole family here.
B Creative is a small, intimate atmosphere and the owner is so warm and welcoming! You’ll have so much fun here you’ll want to come back again and again.
29. The Olive Tree
If you’re a foodie, you’ll love it here. The Olive Tree has over 60 different oils and vinegar that you’re able to taste and bottle up to bring home the perfect souvenir for those not lucky enough to join you on your trip to Wesley Chapel.
This place has tons of great reviews and it’s just a cool experience overall.
30. The Grove
The Grove Wesley Chapel is forever expanding and growing. It currently offers many of the things listed above such as the Grove Theatre, Treble Makers, Highland Axe Throwing, B creative painting studio, and more.
There are a ton of places to shop like World Market, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, and even Dollar Tree. There’s a beautiful courtyard to hang out in with great views. Whether you’re looking for good food, shopping, or entertainment, the Grove has it all.
Wesley Chapel is continuously growing and evolving and there is something to do here for everyone of all ages. We hope you consider visiting Wesley Chapel on your next getaway because we would love to have you and can guarantee a great time for everyone. See you soon!
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