Tampa is known home to fun family attractions such as Busch Gardens and Islands of Adventure, Historic Ybor city and Channelside. Tampa also hosts a variety of sporting venues such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lighting, and the Tampa Bay Rays. This area is also known for its extraordinary shopping opportunities including the Shoppes of Wiregrass and the International mall, both of which are surrounded by gourmet restaurants. Tampa is only minutes away from some of the country’s most pristine white sand beaches.
Arts and Culture:
Find the treasures you seek, and get a view to match. In Tampa Bay, cultural gems mingle with authentic history to create an atmosphere that inspires awe and adventure. Whether your quest is for art spanning antiquity to the modern era, sensational live entertainment or other untold delights, imaginative and inspiring thrills await around every corner.
Unlock the endless adventure in Tampa Bay. Whether you have a few hours or an entire day to explore, there are plenty of wild-to-mild Tampa attractions awaiting you. Explore Theme Parks, Aquariums & Zoos and even Botanical Gardens. Come, explore and unlock adventure.
One of Tampa’s premier cultural attractions, the History Center’s cutting-edge, interactive exhibits provide a fun, educational experience for visitors of all ages.
If fun is in your nature, spend some time at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, named the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by both Parents and Child magazines! The Zoo features more than 1,500 incredible animals on nearly 60 lush acres including manatees, koalas, elephants, tigers, penguins, orangutans and much more.
Entertainment & Nightlife:
When the sun sets, there is no shortage of things to do in Tampa Bay. Whether you're looking to explore Tampa nightlife an evening of family fun, or to catch a game of one of our pro sports teams, Tampa Bay has options for everyone.
Tampa Theatre was recently recognized by The Motion Picture Association of America among the 10 best movie theaters in the world – a distinction delegated to only one other theater in the United States.
Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, the Tampa Bay Times Forum ranked 4th in the United States and 12th in the world on Pollstar’s “Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues.”
At the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino enjoy classic American fare, an authentic rock atmosphere and live music on our exciting elevated stage. The only Hard Rock Cafe in the world to feature gaming with the Hard Rock Girls Blackjack pit.
A family that plunders together stays together! The perfect family getaway is a blend of excitement and relaxation – and in Tampa Bay, we have plenty of both. From exhilarating roller coasters to basking in our vibrant local culture, there’s no shortage of entertainment. Come, explore and unlock adventure.
The largest science center in the Southeast, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), has 450 interactive science exhibits and a colossal IMAX dome movie theater with an 82-foot hemispherical movie screen.
Young explorers gain new appreciation for art and the way the world works in the air-conditioned comfort of the Glazer Children's Museum. More than 170 interactive activities provide a fun way to learn, exploring wide-ranging ideas with cultural applications from banking and commerce to flying an airplane.
Discover your Tampa shopping adventure. From national names and elite designers to local boutiques and bargain outlets, Tampa Bay’s diverse shopping scene is the perfect fit for any style or price range. With both large malls and eclectic shopping districts, the shopping deals in Tampa Bay are endless.
Hyde Park Village has been a cherished neighborhood hub since its first buildings were constructed in 1925. This 265,000 square foot shopping district spans seven city blocks of street retail, offices and dining in the heart of the Hyde Park Historic District, one of Tampa Bay's most desirable residential neighborhoods. The Village is home to a unique mix of national, regional, and local retailers who together form the special fabric of these streets. Within the Tampa Bay region, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Anthropologie, Brooks Brothers, lululemon athletica and the new West Elm can be found exclusively at Hyde Park Village and draw a loyal customer base.
Tampa’s WestShore District is designed for convenience. From beautiful hotels overlooking Tampa Bay to business hotels adjacent to Florida’s largest concentration of office community comprised of 4,000 businesses, Tampa’s WestShore district hotels offers nearly 8,500 hotel rooms. At the heart of WestShore district, you’ll find Tampa’s two shopping centers, International Plaza and Bay Street and WestShore Plaza. And, Tampa International Airport is conveniently located mere minutes from every WestShore hotel. WestShore hotels are only five minutes to Downtown Tampa and adjacent to Tampa’s top bars and restaurants in SOHO.
Tee off at one of nearly 100 Tampa golf courses! Golf enthusiasts, and professionals, from around the world come to Tampa Bay 365 days a year to challenge the pristine Tampa golf courses, thanks to the area’s temperate climate. Whatever your skill level, whatever your budget, the “Golf Coast” has the golfing option to fit your needs.
Four Championship Courses, One Amazing Experience! The newly renovated Innisbrook is simply one of America’s most celebrated Florida golf resorts. Not only does it consistently receive top accolades – including Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” and Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” – our Clearwater golf resort is also home to the annual PGA Tour Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T and the LPGA’s ISPS Handa Legends Tour Open Championship. Our Tampa golf resort is home to four outstanding layouts – all designed by the innovative and imaginative architect Lawrence Packard – including the top-rated Copperhead course, which welcomes the world’s finest players each March when the PGA TOUR visits Innisbrook for the Valspar Championship.
Saddlebrook Resort - Tampa boasts year-round golf at one of two 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature courses, 45 tennis courts in every Grand Slam surface, a European style Spa and award-winning restaurants. As a world-renowned professional training center in both tennis and golf, Saddkebrook trains aspiring players and PGA TOUR Professionals at the Saddlebrook Golf Academy. Tennis enthusiasts instantly join the ranks of such superstars as John Isner and James Blake, who call Saddlebrook Resort their preferred training center.
TPC Tampa Bay features 18-holes of championship golf challenging even the best players on the Champions Tour while providing a memorable experience. Since being built in 1991, the facility has earned numerous accolades, including a four-and-a-half star rating in Golf Digest’s Places to Play. It has been named the top golf facility in West Central Florida and one of the top five in the State by the readers of Florida Golf Magazine. TPC Tampa Bay was Recently Rated #13 Best Public Golf Facility by GolfWorld Magazine's 2010 Reader's Choice Poll.