Top 5 Tampa:
5. Explore the Riverwalk
The Riverwalk connects city parks and outdoor venues with the downtown business center. You’ll go by museums, restaurants, parks and shopping, plus plenty of stops for family fun in the summer.
4. Get a dose of local history
The Tampa Bay History Center tells the stories of First Nations people, European Explorers, pirates and more. Learn about the Gilded Age and the innovations of Henry B. Plant and others at the Henry B. Plant Museum.
3. Get up close with wildlife
See endangered species and your favorite animals at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, one of North America’s largest zoos. Get to know the local wildlife at ZooTampa – one of the most popular zoos in the Southeast and a five-time winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!
The Florida Aquarium takes you through the waters right outside, and down to the Florida Keys and beyond, as you visit their 9,000 animals.
2. Get out on the water
Canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding are nearby. Head out on a fishing charter, take a ride on a pirate ship, or just use the water taxi to explore the city. There’s plenty of ways to take advantage of all the water surrounding Tampa!
1. Head for the beach
St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach and North Beach at Fort Desoto Park are all within 25 – 40 miles of Tampa. If a water park is more your style there are plenty around Tampa!