Beyond the stunning coastline, Tampa is also home to some of the most interesting landmarks and sights in Florida. Add these to your must-see list.
Tampa is more than just miles of beautiful beaches with gently lapping waves from the Gulf of Mexico and soft, pink sands. It also boasts some of the most interesting landmarks and sights in Florida. Be sure to take a break from the surf to check out everything else that Tampa has to offer. Here are some of the top sights and landmarks to experience.
1. Taste the History of Ybor City
Get an insider’s view of Ybor City while enjoying multiple food and drink tastings from some of the area’s top restaurants on a walking tour. You’ll get to try different desserts and treats while learning about the history of this interesting neighborhood in Tampa. The three-hour walk is a family-friendly, fun, and delicious experience that foodies won’t want to miss.
2. See Pods of Dolphins Jumping
In a 1.5-hour cruise along Tampa Bay, you’ll be able to see pods of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that live in the waters surrounding the city. Great for families, this experience teaches you all about where dolphins live, how they raise their young, and what they eat. Be sure to bring your camera aboard for this fun dolphin sighting adventure.
3. See Tampa from the Air
To take in all the sights and landmarks of Tampa at once, hop on a helicopter and tour the city from the air. This tour starts at Peter O. Knight Airport and heads west to hover over the mansions on Davis Island. You see downtown Tampa as you zoom near the rooftops of skyscrapers and then whirl around the St. Petersburg Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium, and the University of Tampa. You may even get a chance to see bottlenose dolphins playing in the waters below you.
4. See Local and Exotic Animals at the Zoo
ZooTampa at Lowry Park, a 53-acre zoo, is one of the best in the nation. Check out local animals as well as endangered species from Asia, Africa, and Australia. Children especially love watching the primates and the birds. Get a deal on your admission, and use the money you save to experience an animal encounter or behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo to make your visit even more special.
5. Take Your Pick wWith a Tampa Bay CityPASS
If you want access to all the best sights and landmarks in Tampa, consider buying a Tampa Bay CityPASS. This ticket includes prepaid admission to five of the area’s top attractions, including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Florida Aquarium, the Chihuly Collection, and many more. Plus, if you purchase this ticket, you can often skip to the front of the line when you arrive. It’s a convenience that enthusiastic sightseers won’t want to pass up.
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