Local Guide

Tampa Bay Area Attractions

Tampa Bay offers everything you could want in a Florida vacation. Visit Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo,the Museum of Sciene and Industry,or the many shopping centers. Professional sports include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Devil Rays, and the Lightning. Visit historic Ybor City where the Cuban sandwiches are hot and crisp, the cigars are hand-rolled, and the colorful streets are lined with fun. Ybor City is Tampa's Latin Quarter with night clubs, unique shopping, and one of Tampa's oldest and best restaurants, the Columbia, celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The restaurant features flamenco dancers almost every night and delicious Cuban cuisine. Visit the beaches where the sand is white and water activities include sport fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, and boating. The many restaurants offer any type of food and the seafood is fresh and delicious. February brings the rowdy swashbucklers who invade Tampa for the Annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival - our Mardi Gras. We know you will love Tampa.

Attractions

The Tampa Bay area offers a variety of attractions.

Adventure Island

A neighbor to Bush Gardens, Adventure Island is a family water park featuring more than a do…

Beaches

Near by beaches include St. Pete, Tampa Bay and Clearwater.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is a thrilling combination of rides and entertainment. Visit the nation's four…

Canoe Escape

Spend some quiet time enjoying the Hillsborough River on a canoe adventure. Explore the riv…

Clearwater Marine Acquarium

Clearwater Marine Acquarium is a non-profit working acquarium dedicated to public education,…

Cypress Gardens

Over 200 acres of more than 8000 varieties of plants and flowers, water ski performances, sc…

Dinosaur World

The world's largest dinosaur attraction, offering a unique opportunity to meet over 100 scie…

Duck Tours of Tampa Bay

Duck Trous of Tampa Bay uses genuine World War II U.S. army amphibious DUCKW's to tour the b…

Florida Acquarium

Ranked one of the top acquariums in the world. There's over 10,000 aquatic plants and anima…

Florida State Winery

Offers a variety of wines. 3600 acre working Florida Plantation.

Heritage Village

Pinellas County's Heritage Village is a 21-acre, open air historical village and museum loca…

Hot Air Ballooning

A balloon flight with Celebration Aviation is more than just a ride. It's an adventure that …

J.B. Starkey's Flatwoods Adventures

Ecotour the Anciote River Ranch. Ride in a comfortable safari bus or by horseback and exper…

Lowry Park Zoo

The Lowry Pak Zoo is a place for all ages. It is ranked among the top three zoos of its siz…

Malibu Grand Prix

A family entertainment center featuring Grand Prix style racing, state-of-the-art game room,…

Museum of Science&Industry & Saunders Planetarium

MOSI offers more than 450 minds-on interactive activities. It is the largest science center…

Salvador Dali Museum

The Salvador Dali Museum is the permanent home of the world's most comprehensive collection …

Seaworld Orlando

A collection of the world's most exotic sealife including Shamu the killer whale surrounds e…

Seminole Indian Casino

Games offered include Bingo, Poker-7 card stud and Texas Hold 'Em, video gaming machines. G…

Sunken Gardens

This 7 acre tropical garden in St. Petersburg is home to tens of thousands of tropical plant…

The Pier

Sitting at the end of a mile long stretch into Tampa Bay, the Pier is a five-story inverted …

Universal Studios

Encompassing over 849 acres in Orlando, Universal Studios is a vacation destination with two…

Walt Disney World

The King of amusement parks offers the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney MGM Studios, Disn…

Ybor City

Welcome to Ybor City, Tampa's National Historic Landmark District. Florida's Latin Quarter e…