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Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world

$24 $15

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Three-Hour Guided Nature Hike for Two or Four from Not a Clue Adventures (Up to 70% Off)

Not a Clue Adventures

Multiple Locations

Guide leads groups on a three-hour nature hike, covering about 1–3 miles while talking about local plants and animals

$40 $13

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Bump In the Night Haunted Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ghost Party Haunted Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Ghost Party Haunted Tours

Multiple Locations

Get spooked during haunted tours that visit haunted sights

$35 $15

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Holiday FantaSea December 26–30 for One or Two at The Florida Aquarium (Up to 50% Off)

The Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa

Marine exhibits reveal the mysteries and magic of the undersea world; holiday-themed exhibit fills aquarium with seasonal charm

$24 $12

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$45 for Einstein on Food and Wine Event on Saturday, January 17 at MOSI ($85 Value)

MOSI

Temple Terrace

Sip on wines from more than 120+ vintners and nibble on food samples from 30+ local eateries while feeding your brain at the museum

$85 $45

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$199 for a One-Hour Scenic Airplane Tour for Two from Atlas Aviation ($299 Value)

Atlas Aviation

Davis Islands

An experienced pilot takes you on a one-hour flight over the Sunshine Skyway, Apollo Beach, and manatees

$299 $199

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Original Guided Food Tour for Two or Self-Guided Food Tour for One from Ybor City Food Tours (Up to 42% Off)

Ybor City Food Tours

Ybor City

Tours include five to seven food and drink tastings spread out over the course of a three-hour walking tour

$118 $75

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$149 for a Bay and Downtown Tampa Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Old City Helicopters, LLC ($270 Value)

Old City Helicopters, LLC

Davis Islands

Pilots fly over historic structures such as St. Pete Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and Fort De Soto

$270 $149

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Memorial Museum Visit for Two or One-Year Companion or Family Membership (Up to 68% Off)

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

Shipboard museum showcases historic artifacts on a 455 ft. cargo vessel that survived WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

$20 $8

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$49 for a Five-Week Beginners' Stained-Glass Class Plus $10 Toward Supplies at West of the Moon Art Glass ($110 Value)

West of the Moon Art Glass

Forest Hills

Stained glass artwork made over the course of five classes

$110 $49

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Tampa Bay History Center Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa

Explore 12,000 years of Florida history, from its first native inhabitants to cattle ranchers to cigar rollers, through hands-on exhibits

$25.90 $15

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Petting-Farm Visit for One or Two at Green Meadows Farm (Up to 48% Off)

Green Meadows Farm

Kissimmee

A petting farm featuring 300 tame animals boasts pony rides, hay rides, train rides & cow milking

$23 $12

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Alligator Academy Visit for One, Two, or Four from Gator Adventure Productions (Up to 68% Off)

Gator Adventure Productions

Multiple Locations

Visitors get up-close views of crocodiles and alligators as they learn how to feed and catch them

$60 $28

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (61% Off)

Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

$14 $5.50

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Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Agency For Eternal Justice (Up to 51% Off)

Agency For Eternal Justice Paranormal Investigators

Multiple Locations

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and attempt to investigate and contact the spirits during each 90-minute session

$50 $25

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90-Minute Airboat Tour and Eco Safari for One, Two, or Four at Orlando Swamp Tours (Up to 48% Off)

A Ultimate Airboats & Eco Tours

St. Cloud

Get an up close look at the wildlife and indigenous plants in the Everglades during a guided tour on an airboat with stadium seating

$95 $59

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Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours at Showcase of Citrus (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Showcase of Citrus

Clermont

Monster swamp buggies cruise through a 2,500-acre family farm inhabited by exotic wildlife and more than 50 varieties of citrus fruits

$15 $11

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$14 for a Dolphin-Watching Speedboat Trip from Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure (Up to $24.95 Value)

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

South Pasadena

Dolphins jump and bodysurf in the speedboat’s wake during a thrilling 60- to 75-minute voyage through the waterways of the Gulf Beaches

$24.95 $13

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Boat Tour for 1, 2, or 4 or Private Boat Party for Up to 35 on Tampa Bay from Tampa Bay Fun Boat (Up to 53% Off)

Tampa Bay Fun Boat

St. Petersburg

Captain navigates custom-built boat through Tampa Bay day or night, or welcomes 35 folks for a four-hour party cruise with dancing

$20 $12

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$175 for a Romantic Helicopter Tour for Up to Three People from Tampa Bay Aviation ($384 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Albert Whitted Airport

Private helicopter flight reveals aerial views of historic St. Petersburg; includes roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries

$384 $175

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Glass-Studio and Hot Shop Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Morean Arts Center (Up to 53% Off)

Morean Arts Center

St. Petersburg

Visitors view working artists blowing, creating, and sculpting glass artwork; access to regular exhibits also included

$17.90 $9

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Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 62% Off)

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

$27.30 $11

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Real Estate Educational and Leisure Tour of Orlando's East or West District for One or Two (Up to 59% Off)

Discover Leisure Tours

Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland

Resident tour guides show off Orlando's non-tourist neighborhoods, including local eateries and bars, home and estates, and pastimes.

$80 $43

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Night Helicopter Tour with Champagne and Photos for One, Two, or Four from HQ Aviation LLC (Up to 52% Off)

HQ Aviation

Orlando

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

$400 $197

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World of Chocolate Museum Tour with Optional Mug and Hot Chocolate or Coffee (Up to 41% Off)

World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe

Southwest Orlando

Two dozen chocolate sculptures of world monuments complement a historical tour of cacao's discovery, early use, and industry growth

$16.95 $10

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Digital Walking Adventure for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (45% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

$39.95 $22

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30-Minute Couples Gondola Tour or Tour for Up to Eight People from Sarasota Gondola (Up to 67% Off)

Sarasota Gondola

South Sarasota

Singing gondolier Boris Tsatskin charms passengers with classic Italian tunes and peaceful tours of Phillippi Creek

$100 $39

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$30 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour from Sarasota by Segway ($65 Value)

Sarasota by Segway

Rosemary District

Knowledgeable tour guides share interesting facts about the city during Segway tours from historic downtown to the white sands of Lido Beach

$65 $30

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Visit for Two or Family Membership to National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum (Up to 51% Off)

National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum

Dunedin

The armed-services museum is home to one of the largest collections of police figurines and a replica of Florida’s electric chair

$10 $5

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$119 for 30-Minute Flight Lesson on Sea & Sky Cygnet Amphibious Aircraft from Duckwing Triking ($230 Value)

Duckwing Triking

Palm Harbor

Soar above Clearwater Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound in an FAA-certified powered hang-glider

$230 $119

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Monkey-Feeding Experience for Four at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (51% Off)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

Staffed by volunteers, nonprofit sanctuary provides safe haven for more than 100 animals, including chimpanzees, monkeys, and tropical birds

$41 $20

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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast for One with Central Florida Balloon Rides (50% Off)

Central Florida Balloon Rides

Spring Hill

Passengers take to the skies in the early hours of the morning and cap off trips with champagne; great holiday gift for thrill-seekers

$299.99 $149

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Wildlife Park and Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove (Up to 54% Off)

Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove

Spring Lake

30-acre on a 100-acre plot orange grove with monkeys, gators, parrots, and even an African tortoise

$26.80 $16

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Two-Hour Pirate-Ship Cruise for Two or Four with Drinks on The Pirate Ship at John's Pass (Up to 51% Off)

The Pirate Ship at John's Pass

Madeira Beach

Sip beer, wine, or soda, and watch for dolphins while the crew leads limbo games, treasure hunts, and dancing

$70 $38

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$16 for Family Visit for Five with Alligator Holding and Feeding at The Alligator Attraction ($33 Value)

The Alligator Attraction

Madeira Beach

Visitors use long fishing poles to feed hot dogs to gators that are 18 to 48 inches long and hold a large gator with its mouth taped shut

$33 $16

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90-Minute Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four by Dolphin Quest (Up to 47% Off)

Dolphin Quest

Madeira Beach

A Coast Guard–licensed captain takes passengers out onto Boca Ciega Bay in search of dolphins, manatees, and seabirds

$33 $19

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Shark-Fishing Trip, Dolphin-Viewing Trip, or Sunset Boat Trip for Two from Twisted Tails Charters (Up to 57% Off)

Twisted Tails Charters

Anclote River Park Boat Launch

During a private aquatic expedition, guests try to catch sharks, find dolphin fins in the surf, or enjoy a romantic sunset

$400 $199

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$126 for a Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or Sightseeing Cruise for Four from Flatsaholic Inshore Charters ($300 Value)

Flatsaholic Inshore Charters

Seminole Boat Ramp

Passengers enjoy views of the sunset or spend the day hopping islands, collecting seashells, and spotting turtles, dolphins, and manatees

$300 $126

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Sunset Celebration Cruise for Two or Four from The Tropics Boat Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Tropics Boat Tours

Clearwater

Sea captains sail luxury catamaran to Gulf of Mexico, charting courses as the sun goes down on frolicking bottlenose dolphins

$50 $25

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Kids learn with all five of their senses?that's literally what puts the V in the name of Explorations V Children's Museum. Spread across three floors, the museum brims with hands-on activities in a range of permanent exhibits. And the organization's interactive approach to learning has helped it earn accolades, such as a grant from Disney's Helping Kids Shine award program.

On the lower floor, an exhibit charting the journey of the Florida orange begins with local history and ends with a look at global ecosystems. On the first floor, the exhibit Marvelous Me! teaches about the human body with an interactive skeleton and memory tests; Water Matters teaches water conservation with interactive stations. At the top of the museum, check out the temporary exhibits and the Dragon of Toys, a colorful sculpture of plastic trinkets. It's also here that instructors conduct daily programs ranging from open art studio sessions to nutritional cooking classes.

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Brooke Pottery features fine ceramic crafts and a host of handmade doodads from more than 400 American artists. A glazed, tri-colored McQueeny Belt Bowl ($48) offers a fetching soup-holding alternative to cupped palms, while the Heart Coaster Set ($40) lovingly shields countertops from clammy cocktails and over-fizzed sodas. Decorate feng shui–deficient gardens with ash-wood Chi Energy Amber wind chimes ($35), or embellish tree limbs with colorful Aloha Chimes ($42). For kids, the Blues Band Harmonica ($7) provides hours of fun in the key of harmonica.

223 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Now pack-free, the cigarette machines inside the Polk Museum of Art have been converted to Art-o-Mats, which distribute original artworks to help jump-start amateur collections. The pieces make fitting keepsakes from the nonprofit museum, whose own collection encompasses everything from pre-Columbian textiles to contemporary work by local artists. Other museum highlights include rare 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints, as well as ceramic plates made by Pablo Picasso that still bear his masterful tomato-sauce stains.

Alongside its core pieces, Polk rotates around 20 exhibitions throughout its nine galleries each year. To further foster Florida's artistic community, the museum hosts plenty of educational opportunities and events, including art classes and fairs that spotlight emerging Central Florida artists.

800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland,
FL
US

Dinosaur World lets modern-day adventurers see what the world was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth. More than 150 life-size dinosaurs peer imposingly from the hillsides, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields at the theme parks that stretch out over 20-plus acres of land in Texas, Florida, and Kentucky. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete dinosaurs reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like.

Visitors who want to experience what it's like to be a paleontologist can dig for fossils at the Fossil Dig and uncover a life-size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand in the Boneyard. Before leaving, visitors can play on the dinosaur-themed playground and check out the Prehistoric Museum to see a variety of cast and real fossils. The Tampa location showcases an animatronic dinosaur exhibit where guests get to see dinosaurs come to life.

5145 Harvey Tew Rd.
Plant City,
FL
US

Photography is ubiquitous in contemporary life and culture. The founders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts recognized this fact, so they sought to create a setting where visitors from all walks of life could appreciate and experience photography. As one of the few photography museums in the country, FMoPA presents exhibitions, which exclusively use this medium to explore themes that expose some intriguing or exciting aspect of history or modern, everyday life. This focus allows the museum to prominently feature pieces that other art institutions might not necessarily show, such as works of photojournalism or historic photographs.

In addition to scheduling upcoming exhibitions, FMoPA also includes a permanent collection. The collection aims to preserve particularly important images, such as those of various masters of the medium, including Harold Edgerton, Clyde Butcher, Hans Silvester, and Berenice Abbott.

After studying the museum's exhibitions?which can include images culled from national and international sources?guests can step behind the camera themselves during photography workshops for students of all skill levels. Then, budding photographers can display their latest shots at 15 Minutes of Fame, a showcase where up to six presenters exhibit and discuss their original work. They also host a photography group, the Photo League, for those photographers that want to share tips and helpful hints once a month.

400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa,
FL
US

After becoming a success in the railroad and steamship industries, 1800s businessman Henry B. Plant set his sights on a new venture: building a luxury hotel near Florida's cerulean shores. His vision landed him in an area that was but swampland and sand in 1889 Tampa. But three years and $3,000,000 later—including $500,000 in furniture and art—he successfully opened The Tampa Bay Hotel, a 511-room luxury destination sprawled over six acres.

Today, Henry's architectural and engineering feat serves as the home of the Henry B. Plant Museum, an institution that educates visitors on Plant's life, the Victorian period, and life in early Tampa. Among the building's groundbreaking aspects, the hotel was among the first in Florida to feature electrified rooms and pampered guests with in-house billiards, a babershop, and a telegraph office. His guests even enjoyed in-room telephones and private baths with hot and cold running water, a lofty accomplishment considering man wouldn't invent soap for another 13 years. The museum has now been restored to its former glory, showering current visitors in Victorian opulence, art, and its historic achievements.

401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa,
FL
US