11 Best Things to Do in Tampa Florida
11 Best Things to Do in Tampa Florida
Tampa Bay is possibly one of the most ignored places in Florida by visitors. It is the state’s third largest city but people tend to think of visiting places like Orlando, Miami, Florida Keys or the beaches at places like Clearwater and St Petersburg. I was invited to Tampa to see if I thought travellers were missing out by not including the Tampa Bay area in any Florida trip. I found the city was very dynamic and had a lot going on. In this video I share the 11 very best things to do and see while in Tampa. I had five days there and had so much to do. Discover what it has to offer and see if you should be considering adding it as a destination or part of a wider Florida trip.
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Is you go to BG get on Falcons Fury..
335 ft in the air, and when you drop it’s a completely face down, 90 degree drop to the floor. So exhilarating.
The best part of Tampa is leaving it..
Good lord. Tampa Bay is not just Tampa. Tampa actually sucks. Come to St Pete !!!!
#12: Go to La Lechonera over on Armenia in West tampa. You’ll get one of the best meals you’ve ever had for like 8 bucks. Armature works and all those new fancy places are good but I stick to the classic Tampa meals.
First tip .. dont go
MOSI Museum of Science and Industry 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL
Bay Area Renaissance Festival during the month of February
USF Contemporary Art Museum 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL
Mann-Wagon Memorial Park 1101 E River Cove St, Tampa
Grand Prix Tampa 14320 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL
Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg
Avoid Ybor city. Dope heads and bums a occasionally pick pockets. Same with Bush Gardens.
GREAT video!!! Thank you for the travel ideas, I live 2.5 hours away from Tampa so it will be a nice weekend getaway!!!
Get drunk, drive, kill somebody, fall avoiding apprehension.
Three other favorite places are Big Cat Rescue (awesome) and the MOSI Museum and the Glazer Children’s Museum.
We have cedar point
The only problem is there are so many old houses that are almost falling apart. They should be demolished, otherwise some areas look like third world.
Wow. Thanks. Great video. Going to Daytona for the winter. Will definitely check this place out. I love your list of attractions.
I work at zoo tampa
Also. Busch Gardens. A boring overpriced tourist pit that exploits animals and is owned by the same people that own SeaWorld. Not a good image to be promoting. Can you please actually highlight any of the awesome stuff here because you didn’t.
Sheikra and falcons fury… U forgot… It’s ok though because I think you really do my city justice
The Tampa Bay Rays are actually in St. Petersburg.
I completed my primary and secondary educations in this general region and finally took a B.A. degree from the University of South Florida, Tampa. I haven’t been back in decades. An English gentleman has just convinced me why I should return–to see that which I recall and that which I’ve yet to see.
Every single thing he said i have done
Dear tourists, please don’t come to Tampa. Please. We beg you. Go somewhere else. Specially the English – we can do without the drunk, rude, snooty brits. Go to Miami.
This was clearly not written by a native! As an almost 40-year native-born and raised here I can say most of this is simply not correct. The most glaring mistake is that the "Rays" IS NOT IN TAMPA! It’s in Downtown St. Petersburg! Second, the Hillsboro river is dirty and no native goes there. They either go to Fort Desoto Beach, Clearwater Beach, or St. Pete Beach. International mall is nothing special and if you want to pay 2 to 3 times the price of ANYWHERE else be my guest. What I find absolutely amazing is that nowhere did he mention any of the over 30 beaches in the area. Most people that come to FL want to go to the beach! And Ybor City is a dump and is not the safest place at night. Also in St. Pete we have dozens of fantastic restaurants and over 10 museums in less than a 5 mile radius including the Salvador Dali, The Flight Museum, Florida International Museum, and Chihuly glass art. We also have one of the nicest Performing art centers The Mahaffey Theater, area with much better acoustics than the Straz center. The Straz is nice but not to see any kind of music.
So take it from a born and raised native Visit Pinellas county and the beautiful beaches of the gulf coast.
I live in tampa. Just because it says it’s a beach or park doesnt mean it is one worthy of going to. Sometimes a park is a bathroom with grass and a short path to walk and beaches dont have actual shortlines.
Tampa Bay sucks you should just stay out of it you’re just a bald headed bastard don’t know what the f*** you’re talking about
I travel to Tampa twice a month and have visited most of the places mentioned. I love Hyde Park and Armature Works as well as Busch Gardens and Ybor
Very nicely explained. Good 1
Been to Tampa Bay area for stinky dead stuff all over the place fish and horseshoe crabs dead!!!!! Shootings all night!!!
Thank you very helpful
All but one or two of these are within the city limits of Tampa. There is so much more within Hillsborough county and the entirety of what is the Tampa Bay Area.
Check out a place called datz… Super good food
No thanks. The people that live here are ok with Tampa being overlooked. Nothing to see here. Stay in Orlando.
I live near Tampa , no no and no
going inapril thanks for the advice￼
You’re not even from Florida. Get the fuck out
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To cover these 11 destination how many days are enough. Because I have 10 days holiday and have to cover and maimi also??
Dont give the bums money in Ybor. They arent homeless, they are just bums.
Not bad man. I think this is a great summary of how to do Tampa.
I love Tampa. Born and raised.
I live in Tallahassee which is about 4 hours away and I love Tampa. I visit at Tampa at least a half dozen times a year or more. I catch weekend Rays, Bucs and Lightning games as well. So much to do there and the culture is wonderful. I’d move there if I didn’t so well here in Tallahassee. I mostly stay at the West Shore BLVD DoubleTree which has a great sports bar as well as a high end restaurant and it’s also next door to Charlie’s Steakhouse(yummy).
i’m so glad you enjoy our home!! Tampa is such a gem!! Thank you for your video!
How r u gonna talk about Busch gardens and not bring up sheikra?? And u can’t bring up the beaches either?
why is this in my recommended I live here
If you live in Tampa these things you stay away from.
Tampa is such a great amazing city, I’ve always said one of the most underrated cities in the country.
The best thing to do in Tampa is buying an AC…
Tampa is lame!! Can’t wait to go back to the great state of Texas
If you expand to the Tampa Bay Area you get so much more! The Dali Museum is a must see, the beaches are some of the best in the country, downtown St Petersburg is a blast, and you don’t have to fight the Tampa Traffic!