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Tampa is a laid-back city with a vibrant arts scene and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Busch Gardens offers thrills for families and risk-averse adrenaline junkies, as does the domed IMAX theater of the Museum of Science and Industry. Spend a day touring Tampa’s many art museums, then cheer on your favorite Tampa Bay team at a home game. Get up close and personal with the majestic lions, tigers, and leopards of the Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary.

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Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre
1926 movie palace is on the National Register of Historic Places and still plays its Wurlitzer organ before shows.
Attraction type: Theaters; Movie Theaters
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Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Attraction type: Bridges
Lettuce Lake Park
Lettuce Lake Park
Owner description: Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and a playground are family... more Owner description: Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and a playground are family favorites. A 1.25 mile bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettuce Lake is also a haven to study nature. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500-foot boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent to visitors to experience a wholenew side of the Park. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Big Cat Rescue
Big Cat Rescue
Owner description: Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself... more Owner description: Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue. less
Attraction type: Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Reservations
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Tampa Bay Times Forum
Tampa Bay Times Forum
Attraction type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House
Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House
Ranked #1 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Price: $1 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ
Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ
Ranked #2 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
La Terrazza Restaurant
La Terrazza Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Eddie V's
Eddie V's
Ranked #4 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
Pane Rustica
Pane Rustica
Ranked #5 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Italian
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music
Gram's Place BnB GuestHouses\Hostel and Music
$29 - $58
Ranked #2 of 9 Tampa B&B and Inns
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Holiday Inn Express Tampa North - Telecom Park
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Tampa North - Telecom Park
$93 - $121
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Temple Terrace
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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa North
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa North
$89 - $128
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Temple Terrace
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
$105 - $168
Ranked #1 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Comfort Suites at Fairgrounds - Casino
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites at Fairgrounds - Casino
$83 - $165
Ranked #3 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
$107 - $221
Ranked #4 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
4.0 of 5
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
$142 - $298
Ranked #13 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
$143 - $321
Ranked #15 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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Epicurean Hotel
4.0 of 5
Epicurean Hotel
$220 - $334
Ranked #20 of 159 Hotels in Tampa
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