Tampa Things to Do

  • Lowry Park Zoo
    by alancollins
  • Lowry Park Zoo
    by alancollins
  • Lowry Park Zoo
    by alancollins

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  • 1. Busch Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Covering a huge area, Busch Gardens is well worth a visit if you get the chance. We took my 2 teenage daughters and they had a fantastic time. The picture on my main page is of my daughters and other...

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  • 2. Ybor City

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    When you are visiting Tampa, hop onto the tram at Channelside to Ybor city (advised in the daytime) Once there, walk around the old cigar factory area, wander into antique stores, and enjoy the...

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  • 3. Aquarium

    Florida Aquarium The Florida Aquarium features various underwater creatures, like rays, sea turtles, sea dragons, coral, and various fish species. It also has a giant octopus, although that exhibit...

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  • 4. Bayshore

    Bayshore is one of the most beautiful and popular areas of Tampa. This wide Boulevard with a grass median is popular through all hours of the day for joggers, bicyclists, walkers, fishermen, and...

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  • 5. Lowry Park Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lowry Park Zoo covers an area of 56 acres and is quite a manageable size to walk around. We went when it was not too hot but it might be more uncomfortable on a hot sunny day as there is limited...

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  • 6. Downtown

    This is such a cute walking area- complete with a monthly art/fresh market! Love exploring the stores, including Francesca's boutique, the nearby Pottery barn and more local stores like handmade...

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  • 7. Salvador Dali Museum

    The world's largest collection of works by Salvador Dali at Florida's highest rated museum. The Dali Museum is also the second highest rated attraction of St Pete (the highest is the beaches) before...

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  • 8. Gasparilla

    Gasparilla is absolutely huge in Tampa. It is a yearly must do for the locals. People do bring their children to these events but I would not recommend bringing children to any event but the...

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  • 9. Seminole Hard Rock Casino

    3 out of 5 stars

    Not that I ever really wanted to go to the Seminole Hard Rock, but we were in the area for a concert across the highway at Ford Amphitheater, so we decided to stop in for a bite to eat. The roads here...

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  • 10. Henry B. Plant Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The H.B. Plant Museum is part of the University of Tampa, which was at one the old Tampa Bay Hotel. The hotel was built by Henry Plant and was a popular vacation destination when the railroad came...

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  • 11. Museum of Science and Industry - MOSI

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This science museum will take 2 to 4 hours to tour minimum. While I normally enjoy most science museums I found this one way to simplistic for my adult tastes. If your kids are in grade school they...

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  • 12. Big Cat Rescue

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Not only will you see a ton of big kitties, you will also support a great cause! Displaced cats are taken care of with the hopes of returning them to the wild (though many never will due to their...

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  • 13. Hyde Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hyde Park Village Perhaps my favorite memories of Tampa are from the time we spent exploring Hyde Park Village and its surrounding historic residential area as evening transitioned into night. Hyde...

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  • 14. Ballast Point Park

    Ballast Point Park, once known as Jules Verne Park, is one of the great, hidden spots in the Tampa area. This large park has a nice fishing pier, a gazebo, several picnic pavilions, a playground, a...

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  • 15. Clearwater Beach

    Clearwater, with a population of about 110,000 people is the third largest city in the Tampa Bay area, behind Tampa and St Pete. The town was first settled when Fort Harrison was constructed in 1835...

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  • 16. Honeymoon Island

    Honeymoon Island is a state park in Dunedin, Florida. The water around the island is, in my opinion, the most beautiful and clearest of all the beaches (St. Pete, Clearwater, etc) you’re likely to...

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  • 17. Theatre

    5 out of 5 stars

    This beautiful old theatre is detailed with inspired design. Watch an old movie or a black&white film but make sure you get there 30 mins ahead of time. The opening act to a movie is a wonderful...

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  • 18. Professional Sports

    Sure Tampa has the NFL's Buccaneers, MLB's Rays, and the NHL's Lightning. But just as interesting year in and year out are the Outback Bowl on January 1st as well as MLB spring training. The Yankees...

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  • 19. Channelside

    My girlfriends and I enjoyed this area. We went to see Friday the 13th on the IMAX screen at the Channelside movies. When we came out of the theater there was a band playing in the center. Oh, and...

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  • 20. Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    I love the Courtney Campbell...route 60 across the bay from Tampa towards Clearwater. There are many parking areas where you can stop and walk on sand (not the beach, but sand beside water...

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  • 21. Beach

    Indian Rocks and Madeira Beaches are very nice and right on the Gulf, so the water gets quite warm. There are condos and houses for vacation rentals as well as hotels. It is a bit outside the city of...

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  • 22. University

    My grandfather (who I never got to meet, but I hear was totally awesome) went to the University of Tampa. The most distinct thing about the University is its minarets . . . . those onion-looking...

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  • 23. Museum of Art

    The Tampa Museum is a really interesting place that not enough people visit. This is kind of a good thing on a purely selfish level because there are never any pesky crowds, but it’s also fairly sad....

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  • 24. Glazer Childrens museum

    This museum opened in September 2010 this museum is geared for children under 10 years old. The Glazer Children's museum is filled with more than 170...

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  • 25. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Marker

    There is a plaque at the Hillsborough County Court House is in commemoration of a speech given by President John F. Kennedy in October 1960. President Kennedy...

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  • Oct 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    When I was in Tampa saw this unique place on Interstate 75 exit 266 (Fletcher ave7 I-75). Stped in the name Hongkongwillies. Was woth the time. Artist with a great life story. Jay Farmer
    Has anyone stoped at Hongkongwillied in Tampa.

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