Best Things To Do in Tampa, Florida

Whether you're visiting Tampa for a few days or are a localite, Tampa is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Tampa. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Tampa. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Tampa. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Tampa keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Tampa listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Tampa which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Tampa will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Tampa recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Tampa

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Tampa that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 3231 itineraries
    Busch Gardens

    Tags: Trail, Garden, Park, Wildlife Park

    Address: 10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Tampa’s rightly famous for as a theme park destination, and this is one of the two main reasons (the other is Adventure Park). With about 4.5 million visitors every year, this Africa themed park...Read more

  2. #2 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 1592 itineraries
    Florida Aquarium

    Tags: Beach, Garden, Aquarium, Play

    Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602, United States

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The second non-profit wonderworld that is Tampa’s claim to fun fame, the Aquarium is home to about 20,000 plants and animals, most of which are from around Florida, but quite a few also from the...Read more

  3. #3 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 1023 itineraries
    Lowry Park Zoo

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Park, Zoo, Educational Site

    Address: 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604, United States

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    63 acres of family friendly, educational non-profit goodness that allows you to get up close and personal with the animals this is one of the best zoos in the country. Focused on education, recreation...Read more

  4. #4 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 1555 itineraries
    Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    Tags: View Point, River, Bridge

    Address: Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa, FL

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There’s something about bridges that captures the imagination. It’s probably the whole “connecting borders and ending separations thing”. The Skyway Bridge’s own arrestin...Read more

  5. #5 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 959 itineraries
    Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

    Tags: Beach, Garden, Wildlife Park, Exhibition

    Address: 6990 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This attraction developed as a nice bit of serendipity. In 1986, when the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach began delivering power to Tampa, it began to take in water from Tampa Bay to keep cool....Read more

  6. #6 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 1346 itineraries
    Ybor City

    Tags: Bar, Museum, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Ybor, Tampa, FL

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Today it’s an entertainment and nightlife neighbourhood, but the Ybor’s origins lie in the cigar factories here that once produced millions of cigarettes, and the immigrant labourers who m...Read more

  7. #7 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 700 itineraries
    Adventure Island

    Tags: Beach, Island, Water Body, Park

    Address: 10001 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Adventure island is  30 acres of seasona water park in Tampa, located next to Busch Gardens Tampa. Adventure island tampa water speed and sun through thrilling corkscrews, slides, wavepools ...Read more

  8. #8 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 653 itineraries
    Lettuce Lake Park

    Tags: Park, Landmark, Observatory, Entertainment

    Address: 6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637, United States

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Tampa’s favourite weekend nature and recreation getaway destination does not pull any punches! Firstly, it is quintessentially Floridian. It’s 240 acres of natural lands run through a fres...Read more

  9. #9 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 766 itineraries
    Bayshore Boulevard

    Tags: View Point, Biking Trail, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This simple and unassuming looking walk will surprise you with all the pleasures it has in store. It’s actually a great way to get to know Tampa. At 7.2 km long, it’s the longest continuou...Read more

  10. #10 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 422 itineraries
    Plant Hall

    Tags: History Museum, Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    In the south wing of Plant Hall (itself a U.S. National Historic Landmark), this the Henry B Plant museum covers several interesting aspects of the erstwhile 500 room Tampa Bay Hotel (which was hosted...Read more

  11. #11 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 589 itineraries
    International Plaza And Bay Street

    Tags: Hotel, Outdoors, Observatory, Food And Drinks

    Address: 2223 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The mall, which borders the airport, was opened in 2001 to provide tourists and locals with an upscale dining and shopping location. It’s 200 specialty stores and 15 restaurants quickly made it ...Read more

  12. #12 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 704 itineraries
    Tampa Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 120 West GasparillaPlaza, Tampa, FL 33602, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    "An electronic jewelbox box sitting on a glass pedestal" – that’s what the museum is supposed to look like. Its clean and minimalist interior, beautifully organised, keeps the visitor&rsqu...Read more

  13. #13 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    Ss American Victory Mariners' Memorial And Museum Ship

    Tags: Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The only floating maritime museum in Florida is also one of the only four fully operational American WWII ships. Frequently touted as a national treasure, the self-guided tour of the ship will lead yo...Read more

  14. #14 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 364 itineraries
    Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Garden, Park

    Address: East Zack Street Tampa, FL 33602

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The park is one of the most exciting places in Tampa! It’s not anyone stand out feature, but a host little pleasures that make it an absolute delight to visit. 8 acres and eco friendly, the park...Read more

  15. #15 of 2366 Things To Do in Tampa
    - Used in 543 itineraries
    Ybor City State Museum

    Tags: Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: 1818 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Part of the essential TampaNational Historic Landmark District, this converted state museum has one especially famous legacy – the Cuban bread. While Tampa contests’ Miami as the true sour...Read more

Activities And Tours

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