|Bundaleer, a Queensland koala at Lowry Park Zoo Photo by Lowry Park Zoo.|
Yesterday, today and tomorrow—there's something to do in Tampa.
Family fare or an evening affair? The choice is truly yours in Tampa Bay. With so many things to do and events always in motion, choosing where to start will be your most difficult decision.
Keeping the kiddies entertained during the day is effortless, as there are always special events at area attractions. For animal lovers, swing by Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo or The Florida Aquarium to see what the elephants, sharks and other species are up to. Spend a day at Busch Gardens or Adventure Island—new rides and shows are always taking place. Whether you have a few hours or an entire day of fun to fill, visit MOSI. With traveling exhibits, an IMAX theater, a butterfly garden and three stories of science, there’s bound to be exciting special events during your visit.
|"DaVinci, The Genius" at MOSI
Photo by MOSI
Parent’s night out? Be sure to stop by the former Cigar Capital of the World, Ybor City, for nighttime fun. Take in a comedy show or grab a bite to eat in this historic part of Tampa. Visit Channelside Bay Plaza for an evening on the waterfront; you never know what great live music is playing. For special dates, take advantage of dining cruises in the area.
Annual events are a huge draw for the Bay area. Have a ball at the Outback Bowl, go for a ride at the Florida State Fair, and bring your ‘krewe’ to the Gasparilla Parade. Regardless of the date, you can always count on special events, festival fun and more to be waiting for you during your visit.
|Wild Dolphin Ecotour at The Florida Aquarium.
Photo by The Florida Aquarium
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