Things to do in Tampa FL

Top Five Things to do in Tampa, FL

With so much to see and do here in Tampa, it is easy to see why it is one of Florida’s hottest destinations. Our city features a wealth of diversity and culture, a great nightlife and plenty of other attractions for everyone in the family to enjoy. Here are some great things to do with family and friends when they come to visit you here in Tampa.

1) Busch Gardens

This theme park has rides for the whole family including many great roller coasters. Many think it is a better park than Disney World for families with older kids. The park also features animal attractions such as the Serengeti Plain, and things for adults like the Brewmasters Club. It also has seasonal events around holidays.

2) Lowry Park Zoo

This zoo was voted the #1 family friendly zoo in America by Child Magazine and it is easy to see why. Lorikeet Landing, a favorite among younger guests, allows visitors to go into an inclosure with the birds and feed them by hand. The zoo also has many chimps and orangutans which love to see and interact with the zoo’s guests.

3) Florida Aquarium

Another favorite among kids, the Florida Aquarium actually allows guests to swim with the fish in a special exhibit. The Penguin Encounter is also a big hit and is one of the largest exhibits of its kind.

4) Channelside

Channelside is one of the best entertainment districts in Tampa. It features everything including restaurants, a bowling alley, movie theater, retail shops and even a nightclub. In the day, it is a family friendly environment, but once night falls it gets pretty rowdy especially around the bars.

5) Sports

Football is big in Tampa with the USF Bulls and Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing in Raymond James Stadium. Even if you are not a Bucs or Bulls fan, it is still worth going to a game and checking out the amazing atmosphere, including the tailgate party before the game. The Tampa Bay Rays also play close to the city and tickets are usually easy to come by.