Tampa: Roar down roller coasters in the morning; row down the nature rich Hillsborough River in the afternoon. Catch a ball game from the bleachers; catch some rays on the beaches. Go below the surface to view the graceful motion of the endangered manatee then surface to explore the rich diversity of Tampa Bay’s restaurants, art galleries and historic neighborhoods.
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Tampa: Culture & Heritage Whether you catch an art house flick at the 1926 Tampa Theatre or explore the story of Tampa’s immigrants at the Ybor City State Museum.
Tampa: Cruises Choose from cruise lines including Carnival, Holland America, Celebrity & Royal Caribbean that sail 4-, 5-, 7- and 14-day itineraries to the western Caribbean and beyond.
Tampa: Fishing Boats & Charters Whether you are interested in fishing for wily tarpon or simply sailing the crystal blue waters, the expert local guides on hand in Tampa Bay will ensure a successful trip.
Tampa: Beaches The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the best beaches in the country.
From the wild animals on the exotic Serengeti of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to the pesky hazards of one of dozens of area golf courses, there’s an attraction for everyone in Tampa Bay.
Whether your idea of a getaway includes wild attractions, enchanting history, or lazy days on the water, you’ve come to the right place.
Beaches in Tampa Bay feature soft white sand, blue-green water, and the relaxing splash of waves. Whether you’re looking for a fun filled day at the beach or a peaceful stroll along the water at sunset, you’ll find it here. Powdery white sand stretches along this beach between Tampa and Clearwater. This is the closest beach to downtown Tampa.
Great place to spend the day getting wet. One of Tampa’s best attractions.
Adventure Island: A 36-acre water theme park open from February-October features 17 water play areas, pools and slides including the new Key West Rapids, the “Aruba Tuba” inner tube flume, and the “Spike Zone” volleyball park.
Busch Gardens: Beautiful gardens (for botannical enthusiasts), wild animals (for zoo enthusiasts) – this park has something for all ages but seems best known for its outstanding rides. One of them – the “Montu” is the worlds’s tallest and longest inverted steel rollercoaster. This major attraction of Tampa offers a full day – or more – of activity for those of all ages. And don’t forget the shopping, live entertainment and restaurants.
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park: 75 miles N of Tampa/St. Pete, HWY 19. Six million gallons of fresh water bubble up from this spring every day and form the headwaters of the Homosassa River. Watch more than 34 varieties of fish as you walk under the “Fish Bowl Spring”, visit manatees, and see educational demonstrations. Allow at least 3 hours to see the park.