With more than 10 million visitors each year, Florida is one of the most visited states in the US, and tourists looking for fun and entertainment flock here from all over the world.
Even though there's plenty to do and see, you probably won't have much time during your stay here to check out all the attractions. If you only have a day to spare, let's take a closer look at what the city has to offer.
1. Start your day with a visit to the Lowry Park Zoo
It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in Florida, with a spectacular array of creatures worldwide. The zoo includes more than 700 animals representing over 140 species, and the zoo is located minutes away from the city center.
2. Grab a bite at Hyde Park Cafe.
If you're hungry for good food, come by Hyde Park Cafe. They serve tasty breakfast and brunch items all day long.
3. Stroll through downtown Tampa
Start your afternoon with a relaxing walk along the Riverwalk, one of the most famous attractions in Florida's third-largest city. You can also have an enjoyable time at the Tampa Museum of Art and Glazer Children's Museum.
4. Enjoy a day of fun at Busch Gardens
This popular theme park features some fantastic roller coasters and great shows. You'll find yourself having the time of your life.
5. If you feel like shopping, check out the International Plaza and Bay Street Mall. This is a must-do in Florida, and if you're up to it, take one of their boat tours to see more sights around the city.
6. End your day with an everglades airboat tour
The everglades is a vast and mysterious swampland, and its beauty was wonderfully captured in the Disney film "Cars" – this means that exploring them by airboat is something every car enthusiast should do.
You may not have a lot of time during your stay in Florida, but there's plenty to do and see. If you're looking for some ideas on how to spend your day here, this list of the best attractions will give you an unforgettable experience. Tampa has something for everyone, whether you want to take it easy or go all out with adrenaline-pumping activities.