- BUSCH GARDENS
3000 E. Busch Blvd.
Busch Gardens is the number one tourist attractions in Tampa and second only to Disney World in
Florida. Ride roller coasters, water rides, and bumper cars. See lots of wildlife including lions elephants, rhinos, and giraffes. All this and more can be done at this excellent amusement park and zoo.
Busch Gardens is opened 7days per week, hours vary from season to season.
Its costs roughly $35 for entry.
- CLEARWATER BEACH
Probably the closest beach to Tampa, if you want the gulf and not the bay. About 20 miles from downtown Tampa, you'll find pristine white sands, lots of shops and restaurants, and girls in bikinis!
- YBOR CITY
Ybor City was founded by Cuban cigar-maker Vincente Martinez Ybor, who made Tampa the "cigar capital of the world" in 1886. Though only two cigar manufacturers remain and much of the Spanish architecture of the early city was lost to urban renewal in the 1960s, Ybor City retains its distinctive character in several landmarks, including Ybor Square, now an historic marketplace of shops and restaurants and the important Columbia Restaurant founded in 1905, a dazzling collection of dining rooms and entertainment.
- ADVENTURE ISLAND
10001 McKinley Dr.
Adventure Island is a great water park. Rides such as the Tampa Typhoon, Gulfscream, and the
Carribbean Corkscrew will keep you busy all day. If get tired from all that excitement, relax on the
Island's sandy beaches. Food and drinks are also available throughout the park. Adventure Island is opened from April through October, hours varying by season. It costs about 20 bucks to enter the park.
- SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM
1000 Third Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali's works. If you are into Dali, this place is a must! Also, call ahead to
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
- FLORIDA AQUARIUM
701 Channelside Drive
Aquarium inhabitants include alligator hatchlings, river
otters, roseate spoonbills, eels, sharks, rays and
thousands of fish. Highlights range from dive shows and
a coral reef gallery to “Explore a Shore,” an interactive
outdoor exhibit with a live pool teeming with tropical
fish. “Frights of the Forest,” in the new Wetlands
Lookout, features a collection of frightfully fantastic
creatures from wetland habitats in Florida and around
the world. And, “Dragons Down Under” showcases
the unique and extremely rare Australian sea dragon.