Get ready to explore a world of possibilities when you touch down in Tampa. Unwind and relax with views of white sand beaches on the coast of the Mexican Gulf. Grab your chair and camera and settle in to catch a quick sighting of dolphins, or finish off your day by taking in the gorgeous sunset. If you’re looking to explore urban Tampa, take a stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk, a path that curves its way through the heart of downtown Tampa alongside the Hillsborough River. Stop off and grab a bite from one of a variety of local restaurants, or cool-down with a cocktail at one of Tampa’s eclectic bars or breweries.
Discover more about Tampa’s past with a visit to the Tampa Bay History Center. The History Center preserves the rich culture of Tampa and the state of Florida, home to numerous hands-on exhibits and educational programs for people of all ages to experience. The History Center is also home to the Touchton Map Library/Florida Center for Cartographic Education, a research center containing a comprehensive collection of Florida cartography with holdings spanning five centuries. For the outdoorsy folks, check out Lettuce Lake Park, a 240-acre park with a spectacular view of the Hillsborough River from an observation deck. Be on the lookout for cool wildlife sightings, particularly alligators throughout the cooler months.
For more animal sightings, check out the famous ZooTampa at Lowry Park, a pristine tropical zoo that houses over 1,300 animals, and where you can come face-to-face with animals and wildlife from all across the world. But no matter if you’re spotting exotic wildlife or strolling through the charming city of Tampa, you can find a number of tourist attractions and destinations to make your trip memorable. Get excited for fun in the sun and soak up all the delightful things Tampa has to offer.