Do you want to know the best places to go in Tampa, FL? Whether it is for work or leisure, this blog post will give you all of the information that you need!
Busch Gardens and Ybor City.
Busch Gardens is a theme park located on about 740 acres (295 hectares) near the western end of I-4. It features rides, animal exhibits, including many rare breeds like white tigers, free-flying birds such as hornbills; shows; restaurants; gardens; hotels; shops; water play areas including water coasters among its over 65 attractions.
Ybor City is a historic neighborhood within Tampa located less than 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) northeast of downtown. The name "Ybor" is attributed to Vicente Martinez Ybor, who moved his cigar manufacturing operations from Key West to this location in 1885, where the industry flourished.
Ybor's other major contribution was to bring and perfect the art of making Cuban-style cigars by hiring Spanish and Cuban workers and sending them to various parts of the US as cigar rollers, also called torcedors.
Things to do here include visiting Centro Ybor, Channelside Shopping District, Columbia Restaurant, and Cigar Factory Tour, as well as sampling local cuisine such as hand-rolled cigars at the Tampa Premium Outlets Mall.
Straz Center For The Performing Arts - this venue hosts Broadway productions as well as concerts and comedy shows. It also has a cafe with plenty of delicious food options to choose from while you enjoy your show.
Museum Of Science And Industry - explore interactive exhibits that make science fun for kids and grown-ups. Do you know that the world's largest collection of Jules Verne books is housed here? This museum has a planetarium and butterfly house added in 2015.
Sculpture Of Henry Moore - since Indian Shores Beach (Honeymoon Island) lies between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is an ideal place for seashells, especially if one likes to collect them or simply wants to make beautiful pictures with them.
The Channelside District has its own charm that offers entertainment for adults with nightlife activities like live music concerts and comedy shows as well as family-friendly options such as dining at restaurants on the waterfront promenade.
For sports enthusiasts who want to see some games while they're in town, there's Raymond James Stadium which is home to two professional football teams: The Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls. The stadium has hosted Super Bowls XXXV and XLIII, Monster Jam World Finals 5 times (2010-2014), as well as WrestleMania XXV in 2009.
After all that, walking or jogging around the stadium, you need to refuel with some delicious local food options like Brazilian Cuisine at Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant located within the Shops At Channelside.