In reality, there are way more reasons for anyone to visit this beautiful country, but since we don’t have all day, I’ve just summed up the most important points that I feel truly capture the beauty of Canada and its people.
You’ve probably already heard statements like “everybody loves Canada” or how “Canadians are the friendliest people on the planet”, and if you’ve ever been to Canada, chances are that you totally agree with both of these statements. But, if you haven’t yet, you might be still wondering if all this is true.
Located along the glimmering Gulf Coast in Florida, Tampa offers the perfect destination for a getaway. Whether you’re across the country or down the street, spending time at the must-see destinations in the city is always a good idea.
Tampa has something for every age and interest which makes it one of the top tourist spots in the country. Below, we cover just a few of the places you simply have to check out when you find yourself in Tampa or the surrounding area.
And if you are looking for a cost-effective way to get around town, be sure to consider booking a limo in Tampa.
200 N Ashley Dr
The Tampa Riverwalk is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a stroll by the water. There are numerous restaurant destinations along the way, so it’s easy to spend hours here. A full loop around is four miles, and there are activities along the way such as water taxis and artwork to take a look at. They’re constantly revitalizing it, so come back for another visit!
Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plz
This is a smaller museum, but that doesn’t mean that the collection isn’t exceptional. Admission is $15 for adults, and there are discounts for college students, military, and seniors. The first floor has shops to peruse as well as a restaurant. With a location right by the Riverwalk, it’s a convenient stop to make.
Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy St
Big Cat Rescue is a non profit animal rescue that rehabilitates neglected animals, mainly large cats. There are also bear rescues from circus productions. The volunteers are passionately dedicated to the well being of the animals, and they’ll also tell you the stories of each animal. There are day tours as well as feeding tours, so be sure to check out all of your options!
10165 N McKinley Dr
This is arguably the destination that Tampa is known most for. This safari themed adventure park has roller coasters and engaging animal habitats. It’s an especially magical place to visit during the Holidays. If you want to do a safari, you have to book in advance, so keep that in mind. There are plenty of eateries to choose from, souvenir shops and a train that takes you all around the park when you get tired of walking.
It’s a cliché, admittedly, but lying on white sugary-sand beaches below endless blue skies must be an almost universal daydream! While getting into the hills and feeling the breeze on your face is exhilarating, back down at sea-level, the tranquility of the ocean for guests staying nearby is incomparable.
Supposing you’re one of us that wouldn’t mind sipping a cocktail under a palapa, have you considered setting off on an adventure to discover Playa Mujeres and the Riviera Maya?
If you’re not familiar with this part of the world you’re missing out. The stunning view of the Caribbean Sea from a balcony or terrace will cheer anyone up, and even impress seasoned travelers. Moreover, the hospitality in this area of the world is second to none.
The Riviera Maya specifically is the most visited part of Mexico, with archaeological zones such as Tulum; an indigenous capital town called Coba that is home to a monumental pyramid, as well as Xcaret and Xel-Há, ecological sites where you can swim with dolphins or along underground rivers.
Maybe you’ve spent more time on road-trips or backpacking, but a reception like that which Beloved Playa Mujeres can offer might turn you into a lover of luxury. This resort offers boutique rooms, all of which are unique and different from anything you’ve ever stayed in before. Playa Mujeres is less frequented than Riviera Maya, and has the advantage of being close to the secluded Isla de las Mujeres, just a ferry-ride away over turquoise waters.
If you want something more rustic, the way to spend a night on a white sand beach is to look into Nueva Vida de Ramiro, on Tulum’s beautiful beaches. While the traditionally back-to-basics cabañas that made backpacking this way very popular are fewer and further between today, you can now get a bit more comfort but keep the outdoor shower, so you won’t lose touch with nature while sleeping on the beach.
This area of the world should be on everyone’s bucket list, whether you want to catch a tan or simply be in a warm enough climate to see basking whales and sea turtles (the sun is much less intense in November-December time) the Mexican Caribbean is an idyllic location.
Spend some time under the world-famous blue skies enjoying the beaches and local cuisine to relax and recharge while away on vacation.
The Town of Whistler
For true connoisseurs of skiing holidays Whistler, a resort town located in the Canadian province of British Columbia (126 km from Vancouver), is a perfect destination.