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If you are thinking of taking a day off, you will love an afternoon at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. This historic hotel has a wonderful spa that offers full and half-day spa packages for men and women.

As a day guest at the hotel, you are welcome to the fitness center, lap pools, hot tubs, saunas, and mineral springs. When you check into the spa you receive a robe, slippers, and a key for your locker. I purchased a half-day package that included a 25-minute relaxing massage, a 25-minute herbal wrap, and a 25-minute spa refresher facial. The services lasted a couple of hours, then I had a great lunch and was able to enjoy the resort.

Lunch includes a menu of appetizers, sandwiches, hamburgers, and salads. I love the grilled shrimp Caesar salad, but everyone tells me the burgers are delicious. Enjoy the day in the sun poolside and grab a drink at the tiki bar to wrap up your relaxing day at the spa.

Hear more about Safety Harbor Resort & Spa (7:12) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. You can also learn more about holiday activities, like a Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park (4:03) and learn more about local drive-in movie theaters (1:03).