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Theme Parks · Zoos · Aquariums

Popular things to do in Tampa

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Theme Park
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Things to do in Tampa mostly revolve around the city's theme parks and nature-focused attractions, which include aquariums, a botanical garden, and a sandy beach. Most tourists don't leave the city before snapping a few photos from Sunshine Skyway Bridge, stretching across Tampa Bay. Outdoor enthusiasts love exploring a variety of ecosystems at Lettuce Lake Regional Park, which also boasts picnic tables, barbecue pits, and plenty of space to play sports. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, with a wide range of performances and interactive activities, offer a balanced mixture of wildlife and entertainment, perfect for families with children.

Side trips from Tampa

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Disney Park / Activity
Walt Disney World Resort Orlando
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Theme Park
Universal Orlando Resort Orlando
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Theme Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Disney Park / Activity
Magic Kingdom Park Orlando
4.3
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Tampa

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Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Marina
Fun Flats Fishing
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Tampa

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Park
Lettuce Lake Regional Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
Ballast Point Park
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Park
Veterans Memorial Park and Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Tampa

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Toffee to Go
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Joe and Son's Olive Oils
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tampa Sweethearts
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cleanse Apothecary
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Tampa

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Zoo
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Zoo
Big Cat Rescue
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Croc Encounters
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
Glazer Children's Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

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