Tampa Florida is a diverse large city in the west of Florida with a population of Seminoles, Cubans and Italians and a flock of ‘snowbirds’. There is much to do in Tampa and you’ll not be disappointed with the area as a destination.
Tampa has an extensive streetcar service which allows you access to many sites including Tampa Museum of Art where you’ll have the opportunity to see a collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, modern art displays and much more. There are many special programs offered at the museum including “Art after Dark” which is a great way to enjoy some additional exhibitions. If you’re more interested in science than art, you’ll want to visit the Museum of Science and Industry which offers many hands on displays, an IMAX dome and several revolving exhibits that are sure to delight young and old alike.
Lovers of the outdoors will want to visit Lowry Park Zoo offering something for everyone. From the manatee hospital to the opportunity to feed lorikeets, wonderful restaurants and animals from all over the world, you’ll be awed by the variety you find here. If you’re looking for a more interactive time, head over to Florida Aquarium with rivers, restaurants, gift shops, play areas, interactive diving experiences and more. Or to Busch Gardens where you’ll find rides, shows, breathtaking scenery, ice staking, daily shows, dolphins and a zoo.
Golfers will love the variety of world class golf courses in Tampa from Pebble Creek Golf Club to Babe Zaharias Golf Course; beginners and advanced golfers will enjoy the pristine courses and challenges. If you’re looking for a tour do consider taking a cruise from Port of Tampa, or visit Lettuce Lake Park where you’ll enjoy cypress trees, egrets and many more animals in the wild.
Shoppers will delight at the variety of shops that are available at International Plaza Mall with many boutique shops and food and drink options or Channelside which includes not only many shops but a theatre as well.
When you’re searching for dinner you can find everything from casual pizza choices to more elegant Asian, Spanish foods, Steak shops, and so much more. A diverse area, Tampa offers some of the best restaurants in Florida. When it is time for late night entertainment, you’ll discover that Tampa is home to some of the best bar and nightclubs - mainly at Ybor City - where you’ll find a variety of small scale bars, chain clubs, movie theatres, comedy clubs and almost any other type of entertainment that you want!