Tampa is a beautiful destination located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The city has continuously been a top holiday choice, especially for families. Tampa, as a tourist destination, can be summarised as a city that offers a little bit of the whole touristy pack that you would need to enjoy a holiday. From beaches, cultural, sports and historical bit to amazing amusement parks, bars and restaurants; the city is a always great catch.
If you are reading this post, you’re in all probability visiting the ‘Cigar City’ soon. So, without further ado, we, at Florida Guru will tell you the TOP things to do in Tampa on a vacation.
1. Enjoy thrilling rides at the world-class amusement park - Busch Gardens Tampa
Not only in Tampa, but Busch Gardens is also among one of the top attractions in the entire Florida. Cheetah Hunt, Scorpion, SheiKra and Montu are some of your best rides here. Other than spine-chilling roller coasters, you can also discover various exotic African animals in a span of 300 acres land.
2. Beat your brains out in The Museum of Science & Industry
There are various museums around Tampa but we vote for this one as it is the largest science centre in the entire Southeast United States. In fact, it also hosts travelling exhibitions. Weekdays are the best time to avoid the crowd here.
3. Roam around the historic Ybor City
This is something you should really look forward to when you visit Tampa. It is in fact, a National Historic Landmark District. Visiting this neighbourhood is the best way to explore the rich Latin heritage of Tampa. If you are a history buff or an explorer, in general, then you will love this tour. There are awesome cigar factories, shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and the famous La Septima that feature some of the district's most historical buildings.
4. Eat a Cuban sandwich at the nation’s largest Spanish restaurant - Columbia Restaurant
So, while you are roaming around the Ybor City and clicking pictures, make sure you stop by the popular Columbia Restaurant and eat its delicious Cuban sandwich. The restaurant has beautiful ancient architectural style and dinner shows in addition to a great variety of mouth-watering Spanish cuisine.
5. Dig in Tampa’s history at the Tampa Bay History Center
Learning about the history of a city is one of the most important things to do when you are travelling. The best way to do it in Tampa is to pay a visit to the Tampa Bay History Center. Exhibits dating back to as early as 12,000 years old will stun at this 60,000 sq ft facility located in the Channelside District.
Well, it surely isn’t the end of it; there are many amazing attractions to explore here. You may please your inner art aficionado at the Tampa Museum of Art; watch a breathtaking gallery at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, or discover rescued wild cats at the Big Cat Rescue. If you are here with you partner or spouse, take a romantic walk around Tampa Riverwalk. Visiting with your kids? Take your children to Glazer Children’s Museum for a fun learning day.
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