Florida Travels: Tampa

You can easily spend a vacation in Tampa, Florida. There is just so much to do. Hop a trolley from Channelside to check out the Florida Aquarium, then back on again for a spot of dinner in the historic Ybor City.

Things to do in Tampa:

1. Florida Aquarium, an easy four hours spent wandering past the giant shark tanks, through the Cypress Swamp, with stingrays, alligators, penguins and more.

Our trip to the Florida Aquarium

2. Busch Gardens: Florida’s go-to roller-coaster destination. A zoo- with rides.  Roller coaster family thrills

3. Lowry Park Zoo: more of the traditional zoo, it also has rides like the carosel and jungle jeep safari, giraffe feeding and camel rides too.

4. MOSI: Museum of Science and Industry


5.  Channelside: A quick hop on the trolley takes you to Tampa’s premier shopping area. Check out the IMAX theater and bowling center.

6. Ybor City: Historic district of Tampa, explore the old cigar factories & check out The Columbia for old world dining.

7. The Beach! Just a short hop away are the white sands of Clearwater Beach.

8. Tarpon Springs: While you are in the area, check out the Greek settled bayfront town of Tarpon Springs. Bakeries, restaurants, sponge shops.

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