RAIN OR SHINE ACTIVITIES IN TAMPA BAY
TAMPA BAY HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER AND SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:
ART GALLERIES, AQUARIUMS, AMUSEMENT PARKS AND THEATERS.
HERE ARE SOME LOCAL FAVORITES TO ADD TO YOUR LIST.
701 Channelside Drive
The 250,000-square-foot aquarium is full of amazing sea creatures. Dive in with the sharks, stingrays and penguins. This is a great rainy-day afternoon option for the family. Amazing and unforgettable.
Busch Gardens Amusement Park
10165 McKinley Drive
A 335-acre African-centered animal theme park with more than 12,000 animals!
A family tour of viewing one of North America’s largest zoos at Busch Gardens Tampa; rides and attractions. Florida’s thrill-ride park. Busch Gardens' newest attraction, Cobra's Curse, puts a spin on family thrills with a one-of-a-kind spin coaster.
Tampa Zoo - Lowry Park
1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park is a 63-acre zoo and was voted the No. 1 family-friendly zoo in the U.S. Many experiences with wildlife, and a local favorite is the pink flamingos. Must check out all of the events all year round.
The Straz Performing Arts
1010 N. Macinnes Place
The Straz Center for Performing Arts provides world-class entertainment, ranging from lavish Broadway shows to classical music and rock concerts. Some of the upcoming shows are Hamilton, Hamlet and Andrea Bocelli.
The Tampa Riverwalk
Explore the beauty and waterfront in the heart of downtown Tampa. The 2.4-mile Tampa Riverwalk is walkable and bikeable, connecting culture, entertainment and dining. Many wonderful events throughout the year.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5223 Orient Road
A 562-room hotel with extensive gaming, entertainment and fine dining.
A great experience to spend the day or evening in the flashy facility. Many great entertainers are scheduled to perform during the year.
711 N. Franklin St.
Built in 1926 as one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces, the Tampa Theatre is a community landmark featuring classic movies as well as new releases. Many independent foreign and documentary films are seen here as well.
Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
The Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, The Victorian railroad resort that defined the elegant frontier. Now a national historic museum located on The University of Tampa’s campus.