Holidays to Tampa
Located on Florida’s west coast, Tampa is a fantastic holiday location with something for everyone. The weather will be warm for the duration, so make sure you pack some protection.
In the day
Tampa tourism has a real wildlife theme, and on your Tampa holiday you’ll find there’s a huge amount of animal-focused entertainment, perfect for kids. If you want a family friendly day then take everyone along to see the world’s largest cat sanctuary, Big Cat Rescue. Here you’ll find all the famous jungle and savannah animals being taken care of by the keepers. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo also has some great animals to be seen, not to mention the Florida Aquarium which houses one of the most impressive aquatic collections in the world.
If you’re looking for something to do with a few less creatures around, why not visit one of the many sports fields. Raymond James Stadium and George M Steinbrenner Field are two fantastic day trips with a variety of tours and merchandise on offer, so you can pick up some great souvenirs for loved ones at home. The Museum of Science and Industry usually has coupons available for discounted entry, and is jam-packed with fun activities and interesting sights to see. The museum is completely geared up for kids, and while there you’ll be able to play with real scientific exhibits, and keep the kids entertained with interactive displays.
For something a little more active in the Florida heat, pay Lettuce Lake Park a visit. The park is popular with tourists and locals alike and it offers a whole range of activities. Go kayaking and canoeing along the water, take the kids to the adventure playground or rent bikes and find the perfect picnic spot along your trail.
In the evening
As soon as the clock strikes five, Tampa begins to rev up for the evening. The bay is host to a whole number of eateries, ranging from classic American sports bars like Champion’s where you can see all the American sports with no dress code, all the way through to Ciccio’s Water California Cuisine where you can find all kinds of foods like Mediterranean, Italian, Asian and of course American. For something really good the grilled market-catch selection will have the local fish on your plate only hours after they’ve left the waves.
For a classic variety of Tampa-brewed beers try Cigar city brewing. They have a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers that come in almost all shapes and sizes. You’ll see them at almost all of the local pubs, and if not simply ask behind the bar.