Grab your swimsuit and get ready to soak up the sun on Tampa’s beautiful beaches. Lucky for you, Tampa Bay is along the Gulf of Mexico and lined with miles of beaches. Make sure not to miss the white sands of Clearwater Beach! Those who’re bigger fans of nature than they are of sunbathing should visit Caladesi Island State Park, which features a secluded beach perfect for seashell hunting and a nature sanctuary for observing wildlife.
Foodies and seafood fans should explore the cuisines of Tampa, including freshly caught fish and dishes that take flavors from Spanish, Italian, and Cuban fare. Take advantage of the Tampa Riverwalk Dine & Wine Tour and have a sampling of the range of what the city has to offer.
For a family-friendly excursion, head on over to Busch Gardens and embrace your inner thrill seeker. Head over to the Museum of Science and Industry for a more educational experience. Explore the vast universe inside the planetarium or get the kids involved in innovative hands-on projects in the museum’s makerspace.
Nature lovers will enjoy the Hillsborough River, where you can enjoy a downstream paddling adventure and spot turtles, gators, and birds unique to Florida. Walk along the Hillsborough River and Garrison Channel on the Tampa Riverwalk—a paved path that runs along the city where you can pass landmarks such as the Heights Public Market and the Tampa Bay History Center. Catch some incredible views of Tampa by taking a guided boat tour, which you can hop on or off and explore the neighborhoods you wish to explore.
No matter if you’re traveling to Tampa for business or fun, you’ll find a variety of ways to enjoy this incredible city. Hop on the next Southwest flight and go explore!