If you’re going to visit the Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg area, don't miss these attractions, and places to dine.
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.
Where: 10165 N. McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL. 33612
Sparkman Wharf is a great entertainment destination for local and out-of-town guests alike to enjoy Tampa's next great urban waterfront.
Where: 615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL. 33602
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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