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.
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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.