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Tampa History Cruise
"With 4000 years of people living in Tampa on this cruise you will learn about how this this city grew from a Spanish outpost to the fastest growing city in Florida. This tour takes you step by step through the evolution of the city and as you cruise along the waters the history unfolds all around you. Your guides will divulge little known facts about this city and share them with you. Many locals have said ""I have lived here all my life and never knew that about Tampa!"" When you leave this tour you will know more than locals! Learn more than you image possible about Pirates and their history in Tampa. See the Pirate ship “Gabriella” up close and be sure to ask your guide ""what's a Pirate beard in Tampa?"" You will be surprised at the a"""One of the most picturesque harbors in Florida
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Tampa Bay CityPASS
"Head to any of the included attractions to redeem your voucher and receive your CityPASS booklet. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information about the attractions including hours of operation transport options and contact details — plus insider tips to help you make the most of your time in Tampa Bay. At each attraction simply present your ticket booklet and gain admission without having to wait in tedious ticketing lines. Your pass is good for nine days after activation so you'll have plenty of time to explore all the included sights (see Itinerary for a complete list)"""See the best of Florida's west coast with the Tampa Bay CityPASS! Save time and money with your CityPASS which allows you to skip long ticket lines at Tampa Bay's premier attractions. Explore sights at your own pace including Busch Gardens Tampa
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Tampa Bay CityPASS
"Head to any of the included attractions to redeem your voucher and receive your CityPASS booklet. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information about the attractions including hours of operation transport options and contact details — plus insider tips to help you make the most of your time in Tampa Bay. At each attraction simply present your ticket booklet and gain admission without having to wait in tedious ticketing lines. Your pass is good for nine days after activation so you'll have plenty of time to explore all the included sights (see Itinerary for a complete list)"""See the best of Florida's west coast with the Tampa Bay CityPASS! Save time and money with your CityPASS which allows you to skip long ticket lines at Tampa Bay's premier attractions. Explore sights at your own pace including Busch Gardens Tampa
From $99.00

Some packing tips...

I like to travel light, but this is up to you. You don't need any heavy winter clothes in Tampa, that's for sure! During the summer, make sure you have light clothes and flip-flops! It rains a lot...
priscila_h
Jan 14, 2005

Bring Something Warm if You Go in the Winter

Although southern Florida tends to be very warm even in the winter time, it is still possible for the temps. to drop into the 60's or even the 50's at times. This happened on the last day of our stay...
peach93
Dec 11, 2004

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It all depends on what time of year you visit. Winter well, Northeners love it. It's cold to me, but hey, I've been here all my life. Sweatshirts, jeans & light jackets should do.Spring, Summer...
Moondusted
Aug 26, 2002

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It is quite hot in Tampa all year round, but during July - October the is a thunder storm almost every afternoon so bring a rain jacket but not an umbrella unless you want to join the statistics of...
LJF
Aug 26, 2002

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If you plan on spending time at the beach, bring along a smaller bag to hold towels, sunscreen, a bottle of water and a few snacks etc. SWIM SUIT!--you can't go to Florida without bringing one, unless...
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donovanel
Aug 25, 2002

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Wear light clothing cause Florida gets VERY hot but humid. It rains alot in the Tampa area too so be prepared for showers and lightning. Tampa is the lightning capital of the world so becareful not...
Psychokiwi
Aug 24, 2002

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Here you can see 'Time for West Tampa' Ybor City. September to the end of October, it can get a bit cooler, so pack a couple of light jumpers or jacket for those chiller evening. Don't bring babies...
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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Theatre

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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Henry B. Plant Museum

I knew I had to see this place in person once I found out about it. The architecture is brilliant and inspired by the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England. It was originally a hotel and now belongs...
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Hyde Park

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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Ybor City

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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Lowry Park Zoo

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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Seminole Hard Rock Casino

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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