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Top attractions in Tampa

Theme Park
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Both a theme park and a zoo, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers a mixture of roller-coaster rides, live shows, dining, shopping, and interactive
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Disney Park / Activity
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The world's largest vacation resort, Walt Disney World Resort features four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and a sprawling
Tours from $300
Theme Park
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Universal Orlando Resort inspires more than 7 million annual visitors to "ride the movies," offering a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making
Tours from $65
Theme Park
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Hosting more than 8 million guests each year, Universal's Islands of Adventure ranks among the world's top theme parks. It features several d
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Things to do in Tampa mostly revolve around the city's theme parks and nature-focused attractions, which include aquariums, a botanical garden, and a sandy beach. Most tourists don't leave the city before snapping a few photos from Sunshine Skyway Bridge, stretching across Tampa Bay. Outdoor enthusiasts love exploring a variety of ecosystems at Lettuce Lake Regional Park, which also boasts picnic tables, barbecue pits, and plenty of space to play sports. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, with a wide range of performances and interactive activities, offer a balanced mixture of wildlife and entertainment, perfect for families with children.

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Where to stay in Tampa

One of the country's favorite vacation destinations, Tampa offers lodging options ranging from lavish resorts to inexpensive motels, and almost everything in between. The city's downtown boasts numerous affordable full-service hotels where you can take advantage of in-room dining, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking, all within walking distance of popular beaches. For an indulgent experience, consider staying at one of the hotels located along the sprawling wildlife preserve on the upper shores of Tampa Bay.
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