If you live in Riverview, FL, you will never be bored. This beautiful area along the Alafia River offers access to attractions, entertainment, and dining both in Riverview itself and in nearby cities like Tampa.
If you are a senior (55+), you are welcome here too! From our active Crescent Lake 55+ community to endless things to do in the surrounding area, you can enjoy activities that suit your personality and taste.
Need some ideas to get started? Check out our list of the 10 very best activities in the area.
Riverview, and the surrounding Tampa area, are chock-full of exciting places to bowl, from modern alleys to those with a more down-home feel. Bring your own shoes or rent them, and don’t forget to enjoy some of the bowling cuisine these places offer (Many places provide more than your standard pizza and soda).
If getting out on the water is your preferred activity, you are only a few minutes away from Tampa, where fishing abounds. Fish from shore or get a fishing charter for off-shore fishing and bigger catches. You can even fish within the Crescent Lake community, thanks to an on-site boat ramp and fishing pier.
Pamper yourself at spas and salons in Riverview and the surrounding area. Get the full treatment, or just enjoy a manicure, pedicure, or facial. The choice is yours!
From Topgolf’s relaxed atmosphere to more traditional golf courses, the Riverview area has multiple options for enjoying a relaxed afternoon of fun on the green.
🐦 Bird Watching
Riverview is near the beautiful Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve, where you can also catch sight of the stunning Alafia River and an abundance of natural beauty.
🎠 International Independent Showmen’s Museum
Entertainment history comes alive at the International Independent Showmen’s Museum. Dedicated to the history of carnivals, this museum features full-size rides on display, along with many other intriguing artifacts. Entry is inexpensive, but there is enough here to keep you fascinated for hours.
🍛 Thai Sunday Market
Set in a Buddhist temple, the Thai Sunday Market boasts an exciting open-air market with vendors selling everything from beautiful orchids to authentic Thai food. Come for brunch and stay to explore the beauty and wonder on display.
🐠 Zoos and Aquariums
There are a number of zoos and aquariums to enjoy in the Riverview/Tampa area. Try Lowry’s Zoo, Jenny’z Petting Zoo, or the incredible Manatee Viewing Center.
🍿 Theaters (including a drive-in)
Don’t settle for traditional theaters if you don’t want to. The area houses a number of theaters, including a drive-in theater for an old-fashioned feel, and the Partyflix Tampa outdoor theater.
The area boasts a wide array of dining options, from more relaxed environments to fine dining. Try out a variety of places to find your favorites, and don’t forget Riverview staples like Fred’s Market and Ruth’s Steakhouse.
Settling in Riverview gives you access to a peaceful environment with lots to do. Enjoy bowling, good food, fascinating attractions, and more, all right outside your door. And don’t forget: When you choose a community like Crescent Lake, you can enjoy activities right within your community too. See you soon!