Tampa, Florida is the world’s famous destinations because of its following attributes like beautiful scenery, glistening waterways, scenic lookouts, passageway for dolphins, manatees and other aquatic creatures. IT has lots of natural resources on the Florida’s central west coast. It has best kept secrets for the kids activities. It is a perfect thrilling vacation to spend with family. Tampa has so many places to visit like museums, amusement and theme parks, major league sports events like Buccaneer football, Devil Ray baseball etc., nature preserves, golf courses, safari park, roller coaster rides etc.
Theme parks: Busch gardens Tampa bay is the famous African theme park about 300 acres in Tampa. There are more than 2,500 animals, Sesame street safari of fun, roller coasters etc.
Museums: Tampa is a home for several museums. The Glazier children’s museum has real world type replicas of boats, planes and homes where kids can learn lots of things. The museum of science and industry and the children’s science center, Great exploration children’s museum has hands on exhibits.
Animals: Big cat rescue has more than 150 abused and abandoned cats. The lower park zoo is a family friendly zoo, the Florida aquarium has a touch tank, sea life, river animals, a life sized pirate ship.
Parks: There are many parks for the kids to enjoy. Boyd hill in St.Petersburg is a nature reserve, Boca Ciega Millennium Park, Lake Parks, R.E. Olds Park has a 12,000 sq-ft wooden fort.
Water: You can enjoy water activities at Adventure Island, Gulf of Mexico, Busch gardens has wave pool, water rides and animals roam freely.
Bo’s Ice cream: It is near to Lowry park zoo and inexpensive. Outdoor counter orders are taken. It is opened from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You have more choices to select like chocolate or vanilla serve cone, sorbets, strawberry shortcake sundae, upside down banana split.
Lenny’s: It is well known for hearty breakfasts like pancakes, omelets, biscuits, buttered grits, sandwiches, burgers and salads. You will get a complimentary Danish pastry basket as an appetizer. It is next to the Buena Vista resort and it opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m.
Columbia restaurant: It is Florida’s oldest restaurant located in historic Ybor city. It is less crowded and less expensive. Its timings are Mon-Thu: 11a.m. to 10p.m, Fri-Sat: 11a.m to 11 p.m., Sun: noon to 9 p.m.
East shore resort: You can stay in these suites and you can opt one or two bedroom units which have fully equipped kitchen, televisions, Bay views, air conditioned etc. It is close to the Clearwater Beach. Reservations are available during off seasons, last minute cancellations are also available. It charges up to $150 per night.
Saddle Brook resort: It is a luxury resort and sports loving families love to stay in these resorts as it has two golf courses, 45 tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, basketball court, large fitness center, three pools etc. You can select from six dining options i.e., from coffee bar to upscale dining. It is 20 minutes from the Canoe escape. It charges $200 and more per night.
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Workshops on Young Chef’s academy, Valrico, Hillsborough parks department, Zoo school at lowry park zoo. Live performances like Bits-n-Pieces, Puppet theater, Bay area renaissance festival, Tampa Bay performing arts center.