Tampa Bay has an exhaustive array of things to see and do. Some classic attractions (and a few of our favorites) in the area include Busch Gardens, the ultimate family theme park and The Florida Aquarium, one of the country’s top ranking aquariums!
If you’re a thrill seeker when it comes to water parks, then Adventure Island Water Park is a must! With so much to do, you’ll be drenched in FUN.
Below are some of the area’s top attractions.
Busch Gardens® – Tampa, Florida
This theme park will excite and entertain the entire family. With top-rated roller coasters, like Kumba, the legendary steel coaster that roars, and Montu, Florida’s favorite inverted coaster, Busch Gardens theme park will be a HUGE hit for thrill seekers alike! Experience exhilarating rides and attractions, as well as, unique animal encounters, fantastic dining selections and world-class shows.
Create exciting and unforgettable memories and experience the ultimate family adventure, at one of Florida’s favorite theme parks!
For more information visit: http://buschgardens.com/tampa/
The Florida Aquarium – Downtown Tampa, Florida – is a must see when you visit the Tampa Bay area! With over 20,000 sea creatures The Florida Aquarium is one of the country’s top aquariums featuring fun encounters and exhibits for kids and adults alike. Encounter and feel natural sea creatures with the aquariums Interactive Touch Experience exhibits. If you love marine life and beautiful underwater plants and reefs then be sure to check out the Coral Reef Gallery & Exhibit!
When you’re done inside, relax outside and let the kids cool down and splash away at the newly renovated, zero-depth water play area, the Splash Pad. This rain forest themed water play area features all new and exciting water elements like dump buckets, spray zones and dry elements for children to play and climb on.
For more information visit: http://www.flaquarium.org/
Adventure Island® – Tampa, Florida. Splash your way to unlimited fun this wonderful water park that’s jammed packed with slides, pools, kid-friendly attractions and even adult rides. Featuring rides like the Caribbean Corkscrew, Aruba Tuba, Wahoo Run, Runaway Rapids, Calypso Coaster and the Riptide. The whole family can enjoy the tides of the 17,000 square foot Endless Surf wave pool, the gentle flow of the Rambling Bayou half-mile tube trip or the family-friendly fun Paradise Lagoon area or kick up some sand and play volleyball at Adventure Island’s Spike Zone. At Adventure Island, there’s an endless amount of fun to be had.
For more information visit: http://adventureisland.com/tampa/
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo – Tampa, Florida – Surrounded by more than 56 lush acres, Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals. Some of the animals include koalas, tigers, penguins, orangutans, giraffes, elephants and so much more! Experience wonderful live encounters, like Lorikeet Landing where you can hand feed colorful Lorikeet birds or touch and feed stingrays at StingRay Bay. In addition to all of the animals, there’s also educational shows, exhibits and fun rides. You’re sure to have a blast at Lowry Park Zoo.
Parents can relax too, while kids 12 and under cool down and splash around in the Wallaroo Water Play Area. For an added adventure, climb aboard and enjoy a guided 15 minute long, narrated safari tour, for a glimpse into what you might see on a real African safari. Don’t forget to visit the animal themed gift and souvenir shops or try out some of the tasty snacks at any one of the popular grilles and cafes!
For more information visit: http://www.lowryparkzoo.org/
Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Clearwater, Florida. Get inspired & have fun at this unique facility. Home of Winter the dolphin, the star and inspiration behind the popular, heartwarming movie, Dolphin Tale. Learn about the important ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release while you immerse yourself into the world of marine life through educational presentations and activities. Here you can see and sometimes meet rescued dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and even otters!
For more information visit: http://www.seewinter.com/
These are just a few of the top attractions found in the Tampa Bay area. For a list of popular and hand-selected places for family and kids or ideas for date night visit Things To Do in the Tampa Bay area.