Don't miss an opportunity to have an adventure! When you're in Tampa Bay, you can find something to excite you! Busch Gardens is an awesome fun park with rockin' roller coasters. The Tampa Riverwalk is great place to have a meal or a drink, take a stroll or grab a water taxi for a river tour. Sports? We're called "ChampaBay" for a reason. Great food, great nightlife, great theater, great music and great adventures!  



Tampa Bay Riverwalk, Downtown Tampa, I275 North to Exit 44 Downtown West (Ashley/Tampa St.) then bear to the right (Ashley St.), Poe Garage in on the right and street parking is available. The Riverwalk offers a stroll along the historic Hillsborough River and Garrison Channel. See Armature Works/Ulele/Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Riverwalk Cafe/Four Green Fields/Remedy/Malio's, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk.The Sail/The Bay Bar/Marriott Waterside, and Columbia Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center. 

Balloon Glow at Tampa RiverwalkPhoto courtesy of Friends of RIVERWALK

Busch Gardens, 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 (5-minute drive, 1.5 miles south, from USF). Complete with 300 acres of natural animal habitats and 30 acres of water-themed amusements. 

Roller Coaster at Busch GardensPhoto Courtesty of Busch Gardens

ZooTampa, 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 (20-minute drive, 6-6 ½ miles southwest, from USF). ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S. With now over 1,300 animals, the zoo encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a lush, tropical garden setting.

Tigers sunning at ZooTampaPhoto Courtesy of ZooTampa

Gasparilla Pirate Fest downtown Tampa and locations throughout the city.
Visit at the right time of year and you'll be able to catch up with thousands of modern day pirates, "celebrating" the legendary invasion - and some say capture - of Tampa Bay by Jose Gaspar, a pirate who terrorized the Gulf of Mexico during the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Photo of pirate shipPhoto courtesy of Visit Tampa Bay.


Pier 60. Centrally located on Clearwater Beach, Pier 60 is among the most popular destinations along the busy white sand beach. The 1,080-foot pier extends west from Highway 60 into the Gulf of Mexico.

Looking down the boardwalk at Pier 60Photo courtesty of 

Interactive Map of Things to Do in Downtown St. Pete
View of downtown St. PetersburgPhoto courtesy of

St. John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, located on the waterfront at John's Pass. This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County's #1 attraction. Enjoy family-friendly fun on the Gulf Coast and lots of Shopping, Fishing, Dining, & Entertainment.  

St. John's Pass Village and BoardwalkPhoto courtesy of