AAA's guide to visiting Tampa, #Florida. It includes top attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Spend a day at Busch Gardens, MOSI, The Glazer Children's Museum, or Lowry Park Zoo and when you're done, grab a bite to eat at Bern's Steak House, The Colonade, Lee Roy Selmons, or The Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.
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AAA Destination Guide: Tampa includes trip-planning information
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Historical preservation and a good measure
of civic pride have contributed to a cultural
richness that makes Tampa comparable in
Florida to Miami. Consider vibrant, historic
Ybor City, birthplace of Tampaâ€™s cigar
industry and now itâ€™s hot-hot-hot Latin-
infused nightspot. Or an eclectic mix of art,
history and science museums that inspire
adults and children to explore new horizons
together while having loads of fun.
When it comes to family-oriented entertainment, animals figure
prominently in the mix at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and such top-notch
attractions as Big Cat Rescue and Tampaâ€™s Lowry Park Zoo.
Nearby Gulf Coast beaches sing a sirenâ€™s song to visitors who canâ€™t resist
superfine sand and gently lapping waters. And while the areaâ€™s parks,
rivers and other natural attributes are conducive to active participation,
thereâ€™s plenty of spectator action for those who like a good game.
Tampaâ€™s championship football, arena football and hockey teams provide
seasonal sports excitement, but baseball rules in March when the Tampa
Bay Rays and fellow â€œboys of summerâ€â€”the New York Yankees, Toronto
Blue Jays and Philadelphia Philliesâ€”suit up for spring training. Family
outings donâ€™t get any better than a day at the ballpark.
And when youâ€™ve seen all there is to see, Tampa can be an ideal starting
point for a cruise to Caribbean ports of call, or maybe just a drive trip
down Floridaâ€™s scenic west coast to Bradenton, Sarasota, Sanibel or Fort
Guide the family on a safari through Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Youâ€™ll
be transported to the countries and landscapes of Africa the moment you
walk through the arches of this extraordinary 335-acre animal preserve
and theme park.
Immerse yourself in th