Tampa is a beach city oasis with many attractions to offer shade from the hot sun. If you need a break from the beach life, or a get little sun burnt, spend a couple hours exploring Tampa’s other experiences!
Busch Gardens Is an African-themed amusement park with animals and rides.
Florida Aquarium - Learn about the eco system while seeing all kinds of marine-life
Chihuly Collection in Tamp is one of the smaller Chihuly collections, you can utilize its location and take the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to this attraction. Don’t miss the glass-blowing demonstration.
Museum of Science & Industry offers lots of hands-on activities for all ages, and has an IMAX Dome Theatre which is the only of its kind in Florida.
Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center is free and has a gift shop, snack bar and nature walk where you are exposed to birds, plants, dolphins, crabs, large fish and info about the local environment. You are guaranteed to see manatees from November-April
Cigar City Brewing - a local brewery, with a food truck outside to satiate your hunger while drinking delicious craft beer.
Where to go from here
In State: Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Orlando, Miami, Everglades National Park.
Road trip west along the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans or North to see the east coast.