The busiest city on the west coast of Florida, Tampa is world renowned for its classy dining, awesome attractions and beautiful bay. Since the early Native Americans and the arrival of Hernando de Soto to today’ modern tourists and residents, Tampa, Florida have something to do for everyone. With so much fun stuff I had to narrow it down to outdoor activities and the list was still pages long. Check out my list of the top three outdoor activities in Tampa, Florida.
This top of the line theme park has something for everyone. Known as the heart of Africa in the heart of Tampa, Busch Gardens is located off of I-75 on Busch Blvd. Boasting gorillas, lions, tigers and a wide array of other African wildlife, this theme park is more like a zoo gone wild than expected.
After you get your fill of animals, check out the awesome roller coasters, water rides and shows that will keep you smiling all day long! To learn more about Busch Gardens, check out BuschGardens.com for more details on rides, park hours, ticket prices and animals on display.
This awesome outdoor dinosaur museum contains life size replicas of over 150 dinosaurs. Visitors can stroll through the surrounding jungle scenery finding dinosaurs. Dig through sand just like a real archeologist, See real bones of dinosaurs and check out the indoor museum. A boatload of fun for kids of all ages. Dinosaur World is located off of I-4 on exit 17. Check out www.dinoworld.net fro more details about park hours, ticket prices and attractions.
Tampa’s version of the Latin quarters for more than a century, Ybor City offers Cuban heritage like no other place in Florida. From the first immigrant Cuban cigar rollers to today’s modern condo towers, Ybor City is sure to lift your spirits and liven your senses.
Browse eclectic shops, watch hand rolled cigars being made in action, or dance the night away in the many downtown nightclubs, Ybor City is a tourist Mecca during the day and a nightclub hotspot in the evening. Check out www.ybor.org for more details on attractions, fine dining and scenic tours.