Tampa, FL is a top destination in Florida and there is a lot to see while you’re visiting there! I compiled our favorite things to do while visiting Tampa along with the best places to stay.
We love exploring downtown Tampa and there sure is a lot to explore. There are several restaurants, shops, events, and unique spots. Some of our favorites include:
Tampa Museum of Art
There is so much to do and see downtown. One of our favorites is the Florida Aquarium. It’s a great activity rain or shine and has so much to do and see, especially for kids. It’s around $34 for adults and $29 for kids. It’s open Monday-Sunday 9:30 am to 5 pm. You can explore their many habitats including our favorites the Wetlands of Florida and Coral Reef.
Yacht Starship Cruises
This needs to be at the top of your list for date night during your stay in Tampa. This is probably one of our favorite date nights yet in any city. You get to experience life on a yacht for a 2 hour cruise. They have several cruises to choose from whether you want a brunch, just to enjoy drinks, or dinner. We recommend doing the dinner cruise to get the full experience.
This is another great fun activity to check out for family fun in Tampa. They have so many different animals to see and fun activities including a bird show where birds fly over your head. Our favorite part was the Penguin encounter. They have several extra up close encounters that you can pick from for an extra charge but are so worth it. They also have several rides to help you cool off during the day. It’s $50 for 12 and up for admission to the zoo and the encounters are $20-$30 depending on which encounter you choose.
You must check out the Ybor which is the old historic Tampa downtown that has been redone but still has the historic feel. There are a bunch of shops and restaurants to check out and it has such a fun vibe. We love Mayday Ice cream here and highly recommend checking it out!
Tampa has a lot to offer and is a really fun and exciting city to check out! Be sure to check out our blog posts on two of our favorite places to stay in downtown Tampa and our unique date night idea for Tampa under our travel category.