Attractions and Dining in and Around Tampa 

    If you’re going to visit the Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg area, don't miss these attractions, and places to dine.



    Busch Gardens

    Busch Gardens Tampa combines world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America's largest zoos in an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.
    10165 N. McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL. 33612

    Sparkman Wharf

    Sparkman Wharf is a great entertainment destination for local and out-of-town guests alike to enjoy Tampa's next great urban waterfront.
     615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL. 33602


    Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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    Channelside Bay Plaza in Tampa is an entertainment plaza filled with restaurants, theaters, bars and clubs.

    Sparkman Wharf in Tampa is an entertainment plaza filled with restaurants, theaters, bars and clubs.

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    Clearwater Beach

    Named best city beach on the Gulf of Mexico as well as “Best Beach Town in Florida” by USA Today and "Top 10 Beached in the U.S." by TripAdvisor.
    Where: 10 Pier 60 Dr. Clearwater Beach, FL. 33767

    Florida Aquarium 

    Come see why The Florida Aquarium is one of the top aquariums in the country. Experience sharks, alligators, lemurs, penguins and much more.
    Where: 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL. 33602

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

    Be inspired by fun, educational presentations and activities highlighting Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s mission of conservation, rescue, rehabilitation and release as a working animal hospital.
    Where: 249 Windward Passage Clearwater, FL 33767

    Aerial Shot of the Pier 60 Clearwater Beach

    Pier 60 Clearwater Beach

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    The Florida Aquarium

    The Florida Aquarium

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    ZooTampa at Lowry Park 

    Winner of 4.5 stars from TripAdvisor, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern US. It was recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine in 2009.
    Where: 1101 W Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL.33064

    Seminole Hard Rock Cafe and Casino 

    Featuring the sixth-largest casino in the world, an AAA four diamond hotel and numerous fine dining and entertainment options, including the Hard Rock Café.
    Where: 5223 N. Orient Rd. Tampa, FL. 33610

    A lady feeding a giraffee at the Lowry Park Zoo

    Lowry Park Zoo ranked “No. 1 Zoo in America for Kids” – Parent’s Magazine

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    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

    - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

    Clearwater Dolphin Trail 

    A public art project featuring 125 uniquely decorated 6 foot tall bottlenose dolphin statues located throughout Tampa Bay.
    Where: Multiple locations including 400 Mandalay Ave. Clearwater Beach, FL. 33767
    Web: clearwaterchamber/Dolphin

    Fort DeSoto Park

    Voted #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2006 and America’s Best Family Beach by Parents Magazine in 2011. It covers 900 acres and features seven miles of beaches.
    Where: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. Tierra Verde, FL. 33605

    A public art display at Pier 60 in Clearwater

    This public art display can be seen through September 4th at Pier 60 in Clearwater.

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    An aerial shot of one of the islands at Fort DeSoto Park

    Fort DeSoto Park offers two beaches on five islands, seven miles of bike trails, two fishing piers, camping, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and a historic fort.

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    Historic Ybor City

    Tampa's National Historic Landmark District. Ybor City offers a fresh mix of things to do; classic brick streets and historic facades, sidewalk cafes and electric street cars blend into a distinct culture.
    Where: 1600 8th Avenue Tampa, FL. 33605

    The Dali Museum 

    The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist.
    Where: 1000 3rd Street South St. Petersburg, FL. 33701

    The vibrant Ybor City

    Ybor City

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    The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg

    Dali Museum

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    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    Founded in 1998, the vision is to create a unique steakhouse experience with an emphasis on generous hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and the very finest aged USDA Prime beef.
    Where: 4322 West Boy Scout Boulevard Tampa, FL. 33607

    Bonefish Grill

    A wide variety of selections from around the globe. From Ahi Tuna and Chilean Sea Bass to Rainbow Trout and Salmon, market-fresh fish are cooked to perfection over a wood-burning grill that gives it that unique, Bonefish Grill flavor. Top it off with a fresh-grilled lemon or one of the complementary Signature Sauces and dinner is complete.
    Where: Multiple locations including 3665 Henderson BLVD. Tampa, FL. 33609

    Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Carrabba's is best known for its wood-burning grill, inspired by the many tastes of Italy. Signature dishes such as Chicken Bryan, Pollo Rosa Maria and, of course, Marsala.
    Where: Multiple locations including 700 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL. 33609

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