Local Guide

Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Bay Area and St. Petersburg offer everything you could want in a Florida vacation. Visit Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo,the Museum of Science and Industry, or the many shopping centers. Professional sports include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Devil Rays, and the Lightning. Visit historic Ybor City where the Cuban sandwiches are hot and crisp, the cigars are hand-rolled, and the colorful streets are lined with fun. Ybor City is Tampa's Latin Quarter with night clubs, unique shopping, and one of Tampa's oldest and best restaurants, the Columbia, celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The restaurant features flamenco dancers almost every night and delicious Cuban cuisine. Visit the beaches where the sand is white and water activities include sport fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, and boating. The many restaurants offer any type of food and the seafood is fresh and delicious. February brings the rowdy swashbucklers who invade Tampa for the Annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival - our Mardis Gras. We know you will love Tampa.

Attractions

Where to go in the Tampa Bay area

Adventure Island

A neighbor to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island is a family water park featuring more than a d…

Busch Gardens

A thrilling combination of rides & entertainment.The nations fourth largest open-air zoo and…

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit, working aquarium dedicated to public educati…

Derby Lane

Derby Lane features greyhound racing and pari-mutual wagering January through June with 14 r…

Dolphin Landings

This charter boat center offers dolphin watch sailing cruises, Shell Key Adventure trips, an…

Duck Tours of Tampa Bay

Duck Tours of Tampa Bay uses genuine World WarII U.S. army amphibious DUKW's to tour the bay…

Florida International Museum

The Florida International Museum is an expansive cultural center featuring world-class exhib…

Florida Orange Groves Inc. and Winery

Florida Orange Groves is the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area's first and only award winning w…

Gulf Beaches History Museum

Located in Pass-A-Grille's National Historic District, the museum is housed in what was the …

Heritage Village

Pinellas County's Heritage Village is a 21-acre, open air historical village and museum loca…

Home Shopping Network Studio Tours

Tour an American cultural phenomenon, the worldwide headquarters and studio of the Home Shop…

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts features a comprehensive fine arts collection ranging from antiquity…

Salvador Dali Museum

St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum is proud to house the world's most comprehensive colle…

Sea Passion Enterprises, Inc.

Sea Passion is a Frers 51 Yacht with numerous amenities, as well as a capacity for up to six…

Seaworld Orlando

A collection of the world's most exotic sealife, including Shamu the killer whale, surrounds…

Shell Key Preserve

Named one of the state's most important birding sites by Audubon of Florida, this undevelope…

St. Petersburg Ghost Tour

A candelelight walking tour through the historic haunted streets of downtown St. Petersburg.…

St. Petersburg Museum of History

The St. Petersburg Museum of History delineates the city's history with a permanent exhibit …

Starlite Cruises

Sight seeing, lunch and dinner cruises.

Sunken Gardens

The 7-acre tropical garden in St. Petersburg is home to tens of thousands of tropical plants…

The Arts Center

This fine arts gallery offers hands-on-creative experiences to people wishing to express the…

The Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum is the 4th largest of its kind in the US. Dedicated to the 11 …

The Pier

Sitting at the end of a mile-long stretch into Tampa Bay, The Pier is a five-story inverted …

Universal Orlando

Encompassing over 840 acres in Orlando, Universal Studios is a vacation destination with two…

Walt Disney World

The king of amusement parks offers the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios, Disn…

Ybor City