Sightseeing in Carrollwood Village


Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Downtown

Participate in a nontraditional way to explore the city by completing clues and Crazy Dash Tasks

$39.95 $20

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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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Bump In the Night Haunted Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ghost Party Haunted Tours (Up to 59% Off)

Ghost Party Haunted Tours

Multiple Locations

Get spooked during haunted tours that visit haunted sights

$35 $16

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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 47% 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 $12

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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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$112 for Dive with the Sharks Experience at The Florida Aquarium ($150 value)

The Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa

Swimmers don scuba gear to get up close to stunning, graceful, and non-aggressive sharks

$150 $112

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Monkey-Feeding Experience for Two or Four at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (Up to 57% Off)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

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

$35 $15

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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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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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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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$108 for a 45-Minute Introductory Flight Experience from Beach Aviation ($250 Value)

Beach Aviation

St. Pete / Clearwater International Airport (KPIE)

An introductory flight lets you take the controls of a plane and soar over the coast with the help of an FAA commercial pilot

$250 $108

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Family Membership for Up to Five at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Up to 43% Off)

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Island Estate

Learn the real-life story of Winter and Hope from Dolphin Tale 2, then meet other marine animals that the aquarium team work to rehab & save

$114 $64.99

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$169 for a Helicopter-Flying Lesson with a Simulator Session and Flight at Tampa Bay Aviation ($312 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Clearwater

Learn basic flight maneuvers in an FAA-approved simulator before piloting an R22 helicopter over the scenic coast

$312 $169

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$149 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 $149

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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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$30 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour from St. Pete Segway Tours ($65 Value)

St. Pete Segway Tours

St. Petersburg

Knowledgeable tour guides share interesting facts about the city during Segway tours from the pier to downtown St. Pete

$65 $30

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Bike Tour at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for One or Two at Doo's Amazing Tours LLC (Up to 57% Off)

Doo's Amazing Tours LLC

St. Petersburg

Experienced guides lead guests through three-hour jaunts through five miles of trails and boardwalks on the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

$45 $20

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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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Admission for Two or Four at the Florida Railroad Museum (Up to 43% Off)

Florida Railroad Museum

Parrish

Museum explores history of rail travel’s effect on development in the Gulf area; outdoor exhibits include real engine and coach cars

$28 $16

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Wildlife Park and Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Citrus Attraction at Boyett's Grove (Up to 50% 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 $17

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Instructional Flight for One or Scenic Flight for One or Two at KingSky Flight Academy (40% Off)

KingSky Flight Academy

Lakeland

30- to 45-minute aviation lessons are led by experienced pilots who take students on instructional or scenic flights

$259 $155

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Single-Day Admission for 4, or 1-on-1 or Family Membership to Explorations V Children's Museum (Up to 54% Off)

Explorations V Children's Museum

Downtown

Explore three floors of interactive children’s exhibits, including a pretend supermarket, a theatre, and a treehouse with a slide

$28 $13

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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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90-Minute Marine Wildlife Tour for Up to Two, Four, or Six from Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours

Blenker Boatworks

Passengers can spot dolphins, manatees, and birds while cruising along the Manatee River on a 23 ft. hurricane-deck boat

$45 $23

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Guided Manatee Snorkel Tour for One or Two from American Pro Diving Center (Up to 60% Off)

American Pro Diving Center

Crystal River

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

$69.50 $29

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$299 for a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour for Up to Six at Nature Coast Manatee Tours (Up to $600 Value)

Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Homosassa

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

$600 $299

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2 Nights of RV or Tent Camping With Options for Hook-Up & Canoe Rental at Lake Rousseau RV Park (56% Off)

Lake Rousseau RV Park

Crystal River

Hook-up site water, sewer, cable, WiFi, electricity, and trash services

$50 $22

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Three-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for Four or Six at Paradise Boat Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Boat Tours

Crystal River

Glass-bottom boat tours explore Crystal River, stopping to let passengers out to swim with the manatees with the help of a guide

$240 $133

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Guided Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for One or Two from Adventure Diving (Up to 55% Off)

Adventure Diving

Crystal River

Guides lead small groups of snorkelers into the waters of Crystal River to examine manatees in their natural habitat

$55 $26

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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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Petting-Farm Visit for One or Two at Green Meadows Farm (Up to 43% Off)

Green Meadows Farm

Kissimmee

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

$23 $13

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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 42% Off)

A Ultimate Airboats & Eco Tours

Palamar Oaks Village

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 $65

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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

Since its construction in 1944, the 455-foot SS American Victory has weathered quite a few storms, including World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. From those storms, the steamship developed a rich history filled with stories that echo throughout its three-level cargo holds, hospital, flying bridge, mess halls, crew cabins, and lifeboats. Located in downtown Tampa, behind The Florida Aquarium, the cargo vessel now serves as a museum with exhibits showcasing rare artifacts including photographs, uniforms, medals, documents, and naval gear. Guests on the shipboard museum may take in the history at their own pace with self-guided tours, or book a guided tour led by knowledgeable docents able to walk backward as smoothly as Michael Jackson.

705 Channelside Drive
Tampa,
FL
US

Linden Galleries' abundant selection of original artwork (starting at $20), print reproductions (starting at $20), and customized-framing solutions offer unlimited options with which to finally cover the shame of your scandalously exposed walls. Custom framing (starting at $50) is completed on-site in their Carrollwood Village gallery and comes with a choice of regular or acid-free matting and four types of glass (regular, reflection control, Plexiglas, and UV-shielding conservation glass) encased by the frame of your choice, from among Linden's 5,000-strong collection. Linden's talented framesmiths are also trained extensively in the frame-healing arts (starting at $20) and regularly employ their magical powers to mend fractured frames, fuse fissures in broken glass, and resurrect the lifelike vibrancy of sun-faded and mead-damaged photographs.

12926 Dale Drive
Tampa,
FL
US

The Tampa Bay History Center is the only Smithsonian-affiliated museum in the area, is Tampa's highest-rated museum on TripAdvisor, and was featured on an episode of the History Channel show "Museum Men." It's not hard to see why. It takes its visitors on a walk through time, and while it might only feel like an hour or two has passed, the journey actually covers 12,000 years. Beginning with Florida’s first native inhabitants and the Spanish conquistadors, the story charts a course through history that touches on explorers, railroads, sports stars, and everything in between—ultimately depositing guests back in the present day.

  • Size: Three floors of exhibits and 15 permanent galleries that tell the Tampa Bay story, plus visiting exhibits
  • On Exhibit Now: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown featuring classic Peanuts comics and memorabilia
  • Hands-On Activities: Imagine life as a pioneer via the replica cabin and other interactive features inside the Patrick Smith-inspired A Land Remembered gallery.
  • Don't Miss: one of the largest cigar memorabilia collections in the world inside Cigar City
  • Dining: Enjoy waterfront dining in the Columbia Cafe, located inside the History Center
  • Special Programs: public tours; crafting days for kids; book clubs; guest speakers
801 Saint Pete Times Forum Dr
Tampa,
FL
US

The Florida Aquarium gives families a glimpse into the mysteries and magic of the undersea world and some of the land that surrounds it. For the holidays, the Aquarium is celebrating with its Holiday FantaSea, which starts December 26th and goes through December 30th. During the celebration, there will be light shows and exhibits open late along with a play area where guests can enjoy real snow.

The new Journey to Madagascar exhibit provides a look into the island's unique wildlife and diverse geography as well as the nearby Indian Ocean coral reef. The marine life exhibits spotlight the creatures that live in the bay or deeper underwater, even allowing kids to touch rays and sharks at Stingray Beach or lock eyes with sea turtles. Kids also see the sights of a 60-foot dive at the coral-reef exhibit's walk-through tunnel, whose underwater coral cave and brightly colored fish earned the aquarium a place in Parents magazine's top 10 aquariums for kids. A trip down the Wetlands Trail allows visitors to get face to face with playful otters and more circumspect Burmese pythons, while the Penguin Point opens a window into the lives of the best dressed of the flightless water birds.

701 Channelside Dr
Tampa,
FL
US