Frequently Asked Questions
I'm vacationing in Tampa, what should I do, where should I go etc?
I guess it reall depends on what you are in to, but here are some suggestions:-
Busch Gardens - this is a MUST!!!!
The Florida Aquarium - an awesome aquarium, and if you can, go on the eco tour which is run out of here - you get to see dolphins and loads of other wildlife
Mosi - a great museum with loads of different "exhibits"
International Plaza - awesome for shopping
Lowry park zoo is really cool - you can even feed the giraffes!!
Big cat rescue is in Tampa - another good day out
Bayshore blvd - not really an attraction as such, but it is this really long sidewalk that goes on for miles - great views, and you can check out all the amazing houses lined up across the street!!
Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center - great place to see Manatees if you don't fancy the trek to Homossasa (although if you don't mind a bit of a journey that is definitley worth going to!)
Clearwater beach - about 30 mins from Tampa, but worth it - there are loads of things to do here
St Petes - agian, about 30 mins from Tampa - has a great pier and shops - also a great place to see Dolphins
Ybor city - it's building up it's reputation again, and pretty cool to go to - check out the museum
Lettuce lake park - great if you want a relaxing afternoon - take a picnic! There is a nature trail you can take and there are loads of things to see
Tampa is only about a hour from Orlando, so it's quite easy there for the day if you wanted.
There are a few other malls around Tampa - Brandon mall is one of my faves, and university mall is pretty good too.
There are movie theaters around - Brandon has a 20 screen AMC.