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Best way to escape the city without leaving the city: USF's Riverfront Park

Best way to escape the city without leaving the city

If you're not part of the USF family, it's probably time to start making some friends north of town. Located in the middle of urban sprawl, Riverfront Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation at ridiculously affordable prices — if you're faculty, staff, or student. The canoeing and kayaking rival the secluded relaxation you'll find on Crystal River, with an assortment of wildlife you'd be surprised is this close to your backyard. Paddleboarding, disc golf, ropes courses, picnic grounds, bike rentals, and nature trails are all available for a study break that feels more like spring break. 6200 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 813-987-6840.