Unlock endless adventure in the wide-open spaces of Tampa Bay. Whether you have a few hours or an entire day to explore, there are plenty of wild-to-mild Tampa attractions awaiting you. Explore Theme Parks with reduced crowds like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay®, The Florida Aquarium, ZooTampa, and even Botanical Gardens. Peruse our spacious museums such as the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Bay History Center, or the Glazer Children's Museum
St. Pete Pier
The St. Pete Pier was recently named the #2 new attraction in the country by USA Today. Come explore its 26 acres of sparkling Tampa Bay waterfront! Visitors will find waterfront restaurants, interactive areas for families, a marketplace of local artisans and vendors, a fishing deck, stunning public art and much more. Even more exciting: You can exPIERience almost all of it for free.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
Located right across the street from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Entertainment that rocks 24/7/365. Pull up a seat at one of our thrilling Table Games, thousands of the newest Slots, most popular Asian Tables, 46 High Stakes Poker Tables, Full Service Rock Spa & Salon, AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Hotel, 12 Dining Options and a Food Court, 7 Bars & Lounges.
The ultimate vacation destination for families with kids, located just minutes from Tampa. The 150-acre theme park is filled with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions inspired by popular LEGO brands and characters plus LEGOLAND Water Park. Visit the all-new THE LEGO MOVIE World where the immersive world of THE LEGO® MOVIE™ comes to life! Experience new rides, including a flying theater and family-friendly Unikitty-themed drop tower.
The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium is located in downtown Tampa on the waterfront, conveniently on the streetcar line. Start in Wetlands Trail with its mangrove forest and large aviary with free-flying birds. See river otters, alligators, sea turtles, stingrays, wondrous leafy sea dragons, reef fish, eels, sharks, and more throughout the aquarium! Enjoy three touch pools: Stingrays, Moon Jellies, and animals with no bones.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Located at Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a unique, nonprofit rescue facility dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of marine animals. See its most notable residents, Winter and Hope stars of the popular Dolphin Tale movies. Be inspired by fun, educational presentations and exhibits with all of the resident dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans, sharks, stingrays, and Walle the otter. Experience Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s important ongoing mission of conservation, rescue, rehab, and release.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections.
See over 200 life-size dinosaurs at Dinosaur World! Dig for fossils and keep three at the Fossil Dig, pan for real minerals and gems at the Dino Gem Excavation, and crack your own geode with the Geode Cracker. Learn what it's like to be a Paleontologist at the Exploration Cave Show and later test your knowledge at the Triviasaurus Rex Game Show. Put your paleontology fieldwork knowledge to the test at the Boneyard and uncover a life-size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand. Visit Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age and see woolly mammoths as they appeared during their time.
Glazer Children's Museum
Designed to inspire children and families by creating learning opportunities around innovative play and discovery, the 53,000 square foot Glazer Children's Museum will have a combination of permanent and traveling exhibits, comprehensive programs and special events.
And there's more!
Bok Tower Gardens
Big Cat Rescue
Dakin Dairy Farms
Florida State Fairgrounds
Safari Wilderness Ranch