Sunday, January 1, 2017

TOP 5 FUN INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA

Hello all,

In Florida, this is the time of year for outside activities. The average temperature for us in December is 65-70 degrees, but this year it's been a lot warmer. I know my family schedules most of our outside fun time this time of year. I love Florida, but especially certain cities. One city I love is Tampa. It has so many things to do, and it's close to me. I find myself there often. Here is a list of the top 5 fun incredible things to do in Tampa if you visit, you should definitely check out!:

1. Nearby Beaches - First we should start with the most obvious reason people come to Florida, our beaches.  Fort Desoto Park is a great one located in Tierra Verde on a barrier island. It is a 1136 acre park with a beautiful beach, campsites, two fishing piers and a historic fort. If you've never been, I recommend it, the fort is a site to see!
Clearwater beach is another tourist favorite. This was chosen as one of the best US beaches! It has sugar fine sand, a pier, and plenty of rentals for beach chairs and jet skis. Be forewarned though, this one is always crowded.
Another beach I should mention is Caladesi Island State Park located in Dunedin. You take a ferry to this one and they have a beautiful beach, a lookout tower, and a dock, and a three mile nature trail. Many come here to collect shells.


TOP 5 FUN INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA



2. Busch Gardens - This is definitely on everyone's to do list vacationing here. This theme park, located in Tampa, boasts many popular roller coasters like Sheikra and the Cheetah Hunt, along with water rides and shows. And let's not forget the animals! It's hailed as one of the biggest zoos in North America with more than 12,000 animals representing 250 species.



TOP 5 FUN INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA


3. Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Tampa - This is a not- for- profit science museum located in Tampa. It has IMAX movies, planetarium shows, ropes course, a zip line, and more than 400 hands on exhibits. The exhibits teaches us about how our bodies work, weather, the future and there is even a hands on children's science center.


TOP 5 FUN INCREDIBILE THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA


4. Florida Aquarium - This is an amazing aquarium and one of my local favorites. It boasts over 20,000 aquatic animals and plants. It is ranked one of the top 10 aquariums in the country. It showcases Florida's aquatic life and ecosystems. It has 8 large exhibits showcasing this, along with a children's splash pad, shows and add on behind the scenes adventures, a lot of fun!


TOP 5 FUN INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA


5. Lowry Park Zoo - This is a 63 acre zoo located in Tampa boasting 1200 animals. It has many animal interaction experiences like touching and feeding stingrays and lorikeets, a petting zoo, giraffes and giant tortoises. They have a splash play area, shows and many behind the scenes events like safaris and sleepovers. So much for the kids!


TOP 5 FUN INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA


While this is just a small list, Tampa has so much more. Got out and explore this wonderful city. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Tampa sounds like a great city, plus that Museum of Science and Industry sounds pretty neat, I'd love to check that one out I'm particular :-)

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