Things To Do In Tampa

Things To Do In Tampa

Tampa is one of the cleanest cities in the United States and is considered as the most diverse city in the western coastline. The city will present you with lots of opportunities to spend your money and in terms of tourist attractions or shopping choices; it can match any other major city in the US.

Tampa is very popular with the younger generation and rightly so because you have so many things to do here. We present the top things to do in Tampa but not in ranking order.

Top Things To Do In Tampa

Lowry Park Zoo

The best known family-friendly zoo in the US is a totally must-visit spot in Tampa. You must not miss Lorikeet Landing where you will get the unique opportunity to hand feed the beautiful little birds. This exhibit is a tropical sanctuary and you will love every bit of it.

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Kids love the orang utans in this zoo and Lowry Park Zoo deserves special praise for taking adequate measure to keep the primates happy and active in their respective enclosures. The zoo is open on all days and it opens at 9:30 in the morning.

Channelside

This is basically an entertainment district in downtown Tampa where you can spend a lovely evening. The streets are lined with restaurants specializing in different cuisines, a bowling alley, an IMAX screen and of course, a wide range of retail shops.

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Though families throng the area in daytime, this place becomes a hotspot for the young crowd in the evening.

La Teresita

People will look down upon you if you visit Tampa and not sample some authentic Cuban dishes. The La Teresita Restaurant is probably the most famous dining place in Tampa and it offers a sit-down service. The atmosphere is very cool and casual and they also have a take-out window in case you want to enjoy your food at the hotel or in your home.

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Since they offer very huge portions we recommend that you order only one main dish for two persons. Try out their most popular dish on the menu – roast pork with black beans and complemented with yellow rice.

Big Cat Rescue

This is the real surprise in Tampa. The wildlife sanctuary spreads over 45 acres and houses more than 140 cats from as many as 16 different species of wild cats. You will come across lions and tigers of various varieties. You can take a guided tour of the park, if you want.

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The best time to observe them is the feeding time although they are within their enclosures you will feel that they are really close. Since the sanctuary depends on donations, we suggest that you put in a little bit of money before you leave the zoo premises.

Florida Aquarium

Aquariums are always popular with both adults and kids and for this reason alone we had to include Florida Aquarium in this list. There are numerous exhibits including the popular “swimming with the fish” and the “penguin encounter”.

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The Florida Aquarium is a nice little place though not large as some of the other aquariums in big cities. It is open on all days of the week from 9:30 in the morning and its closes during Christmas.

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