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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.

All things to do » Things to do

Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
Owner description: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and more than 12,000 animals. Challenge a 335-foot drop tower... more Owner description: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and more than 12,000 animals. Challenge a 335-foot drop tower, Falcon's Fury, or race like a cheetah on Cheetah Hunt. Busch Gardens' newest attraction, Cobra's Curse puts a spin on family thrills with this one-of-a-kind spin coaster. less
Attraction type: Theme 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 in... 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
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Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary
Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary
Owner description: Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics, pony rides ,train rides, hayrides, horseback riding all in a farm setting. We are open Thurs-Sunday... more Owner description: Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics, pony rides ,train rides, hayrides, horseback riding all in a farm setting. We are open Thurs-Sunday, please note we are closed Mon-Wed. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Courtney Campbell Trail
Courtney Campbell Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House
Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House
Ranked #1 of 2,590 Restaurants in Tampa
Price: $1 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wright's Gourmet House
Wright's Gourmet House
Ranked #2 of 2,590 Restaurants in Tampa
Price:
Cuisines: American, Soups, Deli
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que
Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que
Ranked #3 of 2,590 Restaurants in Tampa
Price: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Segunda Central Bakery
La Segunda Central Bakery
Ranked #4 of 2,590 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
La Terrazza Restaurant
La Terrazza Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 2,590 Restaurants in Tampa
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
$62 - $140
Ranked #36 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Ramada by Wyndham Temple Terrace/Tampa North
2.5 of 5
Ramada by Wyndham Temple Terrace/Tampa North
$74 - $106
Ranked #62 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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GP Gram's Place Hostel
GP Gram's Place Hostel
$31 - $61
Ranked #1 of 7 Tampa B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Suites at Fairgrounds - Casino
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites at Fairgrounds - Casino
$126 - $229
Ranked #2 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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West Wing Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5
West Wing Boutique Hotel
$88 - $137
Ranked #3 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore
$118 - $227
Ranked #4 of 164 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
$143 - $323
Ranked #5 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
$171 - $409
Ranked #9 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
$134 - $315
Ranked #10 of 164 Hotels in Tampa
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