Things to do in Tampa Florida
Here are 5 fun things to do in Tampa Florida. Several of these activities are excellent inexpensive vacation ideas.
You can see Lowry Park Zoo. It is the number 1 Rated Zoo in America by Parents Magazine.
Visit Busch Gardens, Big Cat Rescue, or see the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center.
Consider taking a cruise from Tampa Bay Florida.
The Tampa Night Skyline
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Lowry Park Zoo
This zoo is rated the #1 best zoo in America by Parents Magazine. There are more than 2,000 animals in 56 acres of natural habitat.
You will see bears, leopards, and lions and rhinos in the Asian gardens. You can feed and touch the Florida stingrays at the Harrell Discovery Center at Stingray Bay.
In the primate world you will see chimpanzees, orangutans, and beautifully colored mandrills. You will descend below sea level at the Manatee and Aquatic Center to see the majestic and endangered Florida manatee. And…there is much more!
You will be able to experience up-close encounters with amazing animals, take an adventurous safari across the Serengeti Plains, ride intense heart pounding roller coasters, and more. You can even fly above the treetops on a zip-line.
Big Cat Rescue
This is the world’s largest big cat rescue. It is a non-profit educational sanctuary. It was created to provide a permanent home for exotic cats (wild, not domestic) that have been abandoned, abused, retired from performing acts, or bred to be pets.
There are about 100 wild cats at the rescue. These include 14 of the 35 species of wild cats. There are lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, bobcats and more.
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Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
The mission of the Tampa Electric Viewing Center is to educate the public about the manatee “sea cow” and its habitat. This large, warm blooded, plant eating docile mammal is found in Florida’s shallow coastal waters, rivers and springs. The viewing center is open from November 1 to April 15th.
I have seen the manatees up close in the Florida coastal waters. They are beautiful, slow moving and majestic creatures.
Cruises out of Tampa Bay
There are several fun cruises from Tampa Bay Florida. Cruses are inexpensive, allow you to visit great ports and can be a lot of fun. Many of the cruises from Tampa have a base price of less than $80/night!
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