“Star Wars"-inspired fun in Tampa Bay, FL

Today is Star Wars Day, and we’re getting in touch with the Force.

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You could easily mistake this swamp for Yoda’s home planet.

Photo via Hillsborough County

Every year on May 4, people from across the galaxy celebrate Star Wars Day. You know, “May the force (fourth) be with you?”

Here’s four “Star Wars"-themed R&R activities to help you go laser your way through the end of the week and get in touch with your inner force (based on planets from the movies):

  • Embrace the benefits of cold therapy and transport yourself to the icy planet of Hoth. Take a refreshing dip in the ice bath plunge at Shangri-La Bath & Sauna.
  • Embark on a Tatooine-inspired desert adventure by visiting one of TBAY’s secret beaches like Sand Key Park (1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater). Pro tip: Grab your squad and play a game of Spikeball at sunset.
  • Make believe you’re in the lush forests of Endor by hiking or biking through the densely wooded trails of Lettuce Lake Park.
  • Imagine you’ve landed on the water world of Kamino and unleash your inner Jedi by paddleboarding with Tampa’s Urban Kai. Or grab a jet ski at Bada Big Water Sports in the Burg. Looking for a water park outing? We got you.
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