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Calling all adventure hounds: consider being Tampa-bound. Few places beat Busch Gardens or Adventure Island for high-flying, adrenaline-pumping fun—and it all takes place under skies that are sunny nearly every day of the year. (Because even the most fearless daredevils don’t like to take risks with the weather.) And timid types, have no fear: Tampa Bay has beautiful beaches, so you’ll have things to do with those blue-sky days too.

When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find that Tampa restaurants do many cuisines well—especially seafood. For Spanish specialties and a flamenco show—and a lot of fun—try the iconic Columbia Restaurant.

As for where to reside while you’re in Rays country, try one of the Tampa hotels with a reputation for luxury, or consider renting a condo near Busch Gardens.

Ready to see what you’re in for on those Tampa roller coasters? Check out... Read More
Calling all adventure hounds: consider being Tampa-bound. Few places beat Busch Gardens or Adventure Island for high-flying, adrenaline-pumping fun—and it all takes place under skies that are sunny nearly every day of the year. (Because even the most fearless daredevils don’t like to take risks with the weather.) And timid types, have no fear: Tampa Bay has beautiful beaches, so you’ll have things to do with those blue-sky days too.

When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find that Tampa restaurants do many cuisines well—especially seafood. For Spanish specialties and a flamenco show—and a lot of fun—try the iconic Columbia Restaurant.

As for where to reside while you’re in Rays country, try one of the Tampa hotels with a reputation for luxury, or consider renting a condo near Busch Gardens.

Ready to see what you’re in for on those Tampa roller coasters? Check out IgoUgo’s photos, and if they don’t scare you, find a flight now.    Close

Stories and Tips Tampa

Carnival Ledgend - The Ship

Written by MuchToDo on 09 May, 2011

I have never been on a cruise before so I don't have any other ships to compare the Ledgend too. I have to say, however, that this ship was spotless. The bathrooms, the staterooms, the lounges, the restaurants, everything...just spotless. And the…Read More


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The Titanic Exhibit

Written by Mary Dickinson on 01 Jul, 2004

On the tenth of April, 1912, Miss Hannah Riordan from Glenlouga, Kingwilliamstown, Co. Cork, Ireland, was aboard the Titanic, heading for New York. She was traveling with her cousin, Patrick O’Connor. They had confidently boarded the largest, most luxurious ship afloat,…Read More


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Tampa International Airport

Written by JesusW on 28 Feb, 2007

A beauty!A lot of friends told me that this airport was the best, I can now agree with them.Easy to navigate, people flow is easy, you don't get lost so easily as in other airports. An extra nice touch is to divide the airport in…Read More


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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Written by Jalpari on 04 Jun, 2005

If Mia knew how to say bear or fruit bat in Somali, she sure wasn’t in the mood to share it with me. The sun was hanging high between plump, puffy clouds that marked the sky with an overcast appearance. For spring, the…Read More


Howard Beach

Written by Brian on 11 Oct, 2000

The beach that we frequented on our vacation was small and peaceful. It is situated out in the bay, and is connected by a two lane road about 100 yards out. The majority of the people using this state park were elderly, and…Read More


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Halloween Yappy Hour

Written by journyfly on 27 Apr, 2007

A few girlfriends and I headed over to Viva La Frida's for a spacial Halloween Yappy Hour in Tampa, FL. Of ourse, we all dressed our canine kids in their costumes. We were greeted at the entrance of the enclosed patio by our…Read More


Busch Gardens

Written by queenjv on 14 Mar, 2006

This amusement park was pretty fun, but don't plan for it to take up an entire day. I went there around 3pm, and was done with everything by 9pm. It's very family-oriented, and the roller coasters are good, but it's a bit overpriced for what…Read More


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Tampa Aquarium

Written by lashr1999 on 17 Apr, 2005

The exhibit is set up so that people can follow a drop of rainwater from Florida's swamps to the open gulf, meeting all the creatures along the way. The aquarium houses various exhibits. There are some tanks open to the air with real trees, plants,…Read More


Tampamania

Written by kmclark on 31 Aug, 2003

With a family scattered about, I not long ago was reunited with my cousin who lives in the Tampa area and who booked my first fly-alone flight for a visit. Since then I've been there several times. My first surprise was the size…Read More


Miscellaneous activities keep you busy

Written by Laura Rabbit on 20 Jan, 2005

Without plans to board a cruise ship or visit a Florida theme park, I filled my time in Tampa with eating, drinking, shopping, and simply lounging around. With their Hawaiian-printed T-shirts and worn-in shorts, the locals are very laid-back and easy to talk to at…Read More


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