Visiting Tampa

(Tampa, Florida - FL, USA)

With an impressive coastal location in the state of Florida, Tampa contains many world-class tourist attractions and sights. Highlights in Tampa include the exciting Busch Gardens theme park, the natural wonders at the Florida Aquarium, and views across the bay.

The many beaches around Tampa are also a major draw card for visitors to the area, including both Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach.

Visiting Tampa: Places to Visit

  • Busch Gardens, one of the most popular theme parks in the Tampa area, featuring a range of fast rides, roller coasters and live entertainment
  • Adventure Island, another notable amusement park, featuring many themed rides and attractions
  • Florida Aquarium, home to an enormous collection of underwater creatures and colorful marine life, including a giant octopus, large sharks, areas of coral reef and opportunities to dive with the fish
  • Lowry Park Zoo, a vast zoo containing the state's best collection of exotic animals, divided into five main themed zones and particularly appealing to families visiting the Tampa area
  • J.B. Starkey's Flatwoods Adventures, a working Tampa cattle range offering guided tours and a collection of animal attractions
  • Malibu Grand Prix, the perfect place to visit when looking for fast racing and go-karting, also featuring state-of-the-art arcade games and miniature golf
  • Christopher Columbus Statue, an impressive monument honoring the life and discoveries of the great explorer, located along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard
  • MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), an important US Military base, located to the south of downtown Tampa
  • Raymond James Stadium, a major American football stadium which is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and seating for around 66,000 spectators, also featuring a huge pirate ship in the Buccaneer Cove area
  • Tampa Convention Center, hosting many of the city's largest events and celebrations, complete with vast ballroom and exhibition hall
  • Dinosaur World, an interactive attraction with a popular outdoor museum area
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, one of Tampa's most eye-catching churches, dating back to the early 20th century and contrasting with the city's modern buildings nearby

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