• By far worth a beautiful drive to get too. 


  • Visit Ybor City in Tampa Florida 

  • Lovely Huge Aquarium, filled with wonder and as is indoors beat the heat and rain

  • If you visit Tampa, I highly recommend La Teresita for great (& inexpensive) Cuban food. You can sit at the counter or at a table in the larger dining area. Hugo's is also really good. 

  • This is a sanctuary for big cats (lions, tigers, jaguars, etc) who have been abused or bought as pets then owner could not care for them or they have been rescued from road side carnivals, etc.  This is so much better of experience than your typical zoo or even Bush Gardens.  You are taken on a tour by your private tour guide (small group).  You get to be up close to these amazing animals.  And when the lion roars you can actually feel the earth move!  It is amazing.  I live in the Tampa area (decades) and have been to just about every amusement park and zoo - this is #1


    Link:  http://bigcatrescue.org/


  • The Sponge Docks just on the outskirts of Tampa in Tarpon Springs was recommended to me by a local. What a delight. It's like stepping back in time where the sponge boats still bring in the daily catch of natural sponges and the town is filled with the Greek heritage of the sponge divers with eclectic Greek restaurants. 

  • make sure to wear sunscreen even on the cloudiest of days

  • This is a nice place to stay.

  • We love to fly into Tampa, rent a car and head on to Clearwater Beach! Love, love, love the Gulf! While in Tampa, if you love seafood, try Shephard's Beach Resort Backyard Tiki Bar. They have a seafood buffet and it is delicious- one of our favorite places to go while in Clearwater Beach. And a tip for travelling anywhere: always check out tripadvisor.com for reviews and pictures on any and everything you are planning on doing! It's a great tool to use!

  • If staying in Tampa city limits is not your style, then St. Pete beach is but a very short drive.  Many hotels/motels on the beach with easy access to Tampa! Our favorite is the Trade Winds resort; every level from inexpensive to beach walkout suites.  A great bonus is many many great restaurants! Enjoy!

  • Busch Gardens is the best place to visit because it combines amusement park with a  zoo

  • where you can be a kid yourself

  • Something for everyone!

  • For a nice, reasonable day, visit Tampa Bay Downs.  The food is good too!

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  • Had a wonderful day trip to Lettuce Lake Park. This park , yes, is in the outter part of the city. There is so much nature happening here. You arrive and you are iimmersed in a world of the outdoors. If you enjoy, kayaking, picnicing, bird watching and just walking in nature, this place is for you. There are boardwalks for miles near and around the lake. Also they have a nature center to view pictures of the local wildlife. The best part at the nature center was viewing the many humming birds feeding on feeders located in a viewing area. It is a must stop trip for the nature lover.

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  • If you want something unusual to do in Tampa, check out Tempus Gallery. They have fun openings too.

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  • I love our road trip to Florida one year.  I got to stick my toes in the ocean for the first time and it was awesome!  I highly recommend it.

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  • Spoiler
    The Museum of Science and Indutry is ALWAYS a great place to visit, Plus they have an IMAX theater.
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  • Johnny's Restaurant | 3001 28th st N | St.Petersburg, Fl 33713. IT'S THE BEST PIZZA IN TAMPA BAY AREA! PLUS GREAT FOOD!


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  • head to Tampa fl and go to head to ybor city where you'll find this hangin textural called sharkys! You won't regret it

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  • Living in Florida all my life and being raised in Delray Beach, Florida, I feel this town has so much to offer.  So many places to experience such as Resturants, bars, many places to shop and Old School Square. Some of the events offered during the year is the Delray Affair, St. Paddys Day Parade and lighting of the Christmas tree. Don't forget about the awesome beach too.

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  • I want visit Orlando!

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  • Keep your road trips stocked up with snacks for the kids, now is the time to try new and exciting things!!

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  • It is best to stay home because everywhere is dangerous but at home you know the risks.

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