Hyde Park is a must-visit for those who like to browse popular retail chains such as West Elm, Anthropologie and Sur La Table, but don’t want to feel overwhelmed by a mall.The small, few-block district also has a chocolate shop, elegant but not overly expensive restaurants and bars, a dog boutique and other unique shops that make for a nice girls’ day out or a fun stroll with the family.This 4.5-mile Bayshore Boulevard sidewalk and road provides the best view of the sparkling Hillsborough Bay while flanked on the other side by multi-million-dollar, historic south Tampa homes.
It’s a fun way to get from Ybor to downtown, Channelside and Harbour Island, and whole day passes are only $5.
After Indian remains were found during some construction downtown, the remains were moved to a nearby location off Interstate 4 and the spot was granted Seminole Tribe reservation status.
The zoo has a surprisingly vast and varied array of animals for its small-ish size.
Kids vote this park one of the most fun things to do in Tampa.
Jump off Interstate 4 to stretch your legs and grab a shake from the Parkesdale Farm Market, or pick your own berries during u-pick season, which usually begins in April.
For how lovely Tampa’s weather is for most of the year, it’s surprising how few outdoor shopping spots there are.
Guests are encouraged to take their time, and even get to choose their own music via private speakers and a push-button selection of tunes.
Every weekend at 1 p.m., folks have the opportunity to stand eye-to-eye with the long-necked gentle beasts and feed them lettuce from a “feeding plateau.” It’s perhaps the most exotic of the zoo’s interactive animal exhibits, but if you’re not into getting that close to animals’ teeth, Lowry Park gets you up close and personal (behind glass) with manatees, tigers and other wild creatures.
Although best known for aged steaks and extensive wine list, locals know a great treat is to swing by for a visit to the Harry Waugh Dessert Room, made up of many little intimate rooms for parties to enjoy a unique end to dinner.