Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Tampa Bay is full of wonderful surprises for everyone. Whether you’re a local or touring the area solo or with your friends and family, the list of things to do and places to visit in this place is never ending.
Tampa Bay is a fun place to be, and we have brought together some of the places you just cannot miss out on.
1. Visit the Busch Gardens:
Busch Gardens is one of the best amusement parks that we have seen in a while. There are rides for children, young adults and even something to keep your aunts and uncles very happy! Owned and operated by Sea World Entertainment, you will have a variety of fun activities and adventures to choose from apart from guided adventure tours and the world-famous Serengeti Safari!
2. Tampa Museum of Art:
When in Tampa, the Tampa Museum of Arts is a must visit. It also features on several lists of the best Tampa attractions and focuses on modern and contemporary art. The main aim of this attraction is to allow visitors to enjoy exemplary art through its permanent and temporary collections. There are several educational programs and workshops that are frequently held here throughout the year and attended by children as well as adults.
3. Walk along the Tampa River walk:
Connecting downtown Tampa with several restaurants, parks, hotels and museums, this well-maintained pedestrian pathway runs along the Hillsborough River and allows you to enjoy the beautiful city skyline as well as connect you to all the happening places.
Some of the best attractions that this River walk will connect you with are the Florida Aquarium, Channel side Bay Plaza, Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park and several others. This is also the place where innumerable love stories have bloomed; so if you wish to get lucky in your love life, your chances are rather good out here!
4. Tampa Water bike Company:
If you’re a water baby, then go water biking in Tampa which gives you water bikes that give you the freedom of riding a bicycle along with the joy of being on a kayak. Experience Tampa Bay by peddling on water and you will know how exciting it is!
5. The Florida Aquarium:
The Florida Aquarium in the Channel District houses over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals; no wonder it attracts visitors of all ages throughout the year! There are several attractions out here such as a glass enclosed wetlands display, and a Stingray Beach where you can easily point out bamboo sharks and even the much-admired coral reef. There is an outdoor water adventure area that the kids are crazy about as it has water cannons, geysers and… hold your breath… a pirate ship!
6. Get to the beach!
Beach lovers will be in paradise in Tampa Bay. Florida is home to some of the best beaches in the world and if you’re in Tampa Bay, you’re just a small distance away from almost two dozen beaches! All of them have stretches of sand that lovingly meet the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico! So you decide if you want to be at a happening beach which is where all the adventure and fun happens, in which case we suggest you head to the Clearwater Beach or if you prefer a quieter beach where you can be all by yourself, then visit the Caladesi Island State Park. There are so many beautiful beaches to choose from, that you will have a tough time making a decision.
7. The Tampa Nightlife
The Tampa nightlife is fun and happening and there are several things that you must try out – martini bars, dance clubs, microbreweries, Irish pubs and so much more. Finding a place to let your hair down won’t be difficult and no matter where you decide to head off to, you can rest assured that you will have one of the most amazing nights of your life – whether you’re with family or friends! Popular spots like AQUA, Bad Monkey, Beach Bar Restaurant and Caddy’s on the Beach start filling up after 5 pm so, grab your spot as fast as possible!