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.
Are you up for a drive to 14,115 feet? If your answer to this question is a resounding “yes” then you’d better get yourself over to Colorado and take a ride up to Pikes Peak. For anyone who has a love of cars and driving, Pikes Peak is arguably considered the pinnacle of American Driving. We had the opportunity to drive Pikes Peak while on a recent road trip to Colorado and can say it’s an experience we’ll never forget.
After spending some time in Colorado in the Spring of 2016, Kenin and I almost immediately started the plans of a return trip for the following year. Then our friends threw out the idea of taking a trip to Colorado with us, so it seems that Colorado may become an annual meeting spot for us and some of our closest friends. There’s just something about the breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains that seem to keep drawing us back to Colorado. With that in mind, we decided to use it as a meet up location for several of our friends from across the world. In doing some research we decided that renting out a villa with Colorado Vacation Rentals seems to be an excellent choice for group get-togethers. We would all be able to chill out under one roof and spend quality time playing in the mountains and taking in some of the best that Colorado has to offer.
Kenin and I just spent a glorious week in Denver on an actual vacation. We didn’t have any intentions of taking photographs or talking about it on social media and I definitely had zero plans to write about our time off. Then I realized I was part of a large problem. We planned our vacation in Denver to see what the Colorado legalized marijuana scene was all about. We aren’t everyday or regular smokers, but we are huge supporters of legalization nationwide. It is after all, just a plant. Not talking about our vacation would lend to the stigma that we were ashamed or secretive for a reason.
Well, loud and proud, I stand with legalization. First of all, for medical reasons, but secondly, because there is no good reason for it to be illegal. Pot was made illegal for nefarious reasons and kept illegal for reasons just as bad.