Sightseeing in University Park

The Armed Forces History Museum – Up to 53% Off

The Armed Forces History Museum

Largo

$35.90 $17

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Day or year-round access to a museum of armed-forces memorabilia, interactive exhibits, dioramas, and audio visual effects

Up to 43% Off at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater

$19.95 $11.95

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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

Half Off Dolphin Tour for Two

The Tropics Boat Tours

Clearwater

$44 $23

Spot dolphins on two-hour tour from Clearwater Bay to Gulf of Mexico

51% Off at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

$41 $20

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

Up to 47% Off Sailing Outing

Atlantis V Charters

Tarpon Springs

$72 $39

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4.5- or 8.5-hour excursion leads passengers out to Anclote Key Preserve State Park aboard a 50-foot gulfstar yacht

Up to 53% Off at Florida Holocaust Museum

Florida Holocaust Museum

Saint Petersburg

$16 $8

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To promote its message of tolerance, the museum bears witness to the Holocaust with original artifacts and stories from survivors

50% Off Waterfront Segway Tour

All About Fun Tours

St. Petersburg

$50 $25

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Scenic tour of St. Petersburg’s waterfront; basic training, tour guide, and personal headgear provided

55% Off Glass-Art Class

West of the Moon Art Glass

Forest Hills

$110 $49

Stained glass artwork made over the course of five classes

Up to 60% Off Photography Museum Membership

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Downtown

$55 $22

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Expansive museum hosts large permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and international photography as well as classes and events

Up to 45% Off Helicopter Tour for Up to Three

Old City Helicopters, LLC

Davis Islands

$270 $149

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

The Florida Aquarium – Up to 39% Off a Visit for Two or Four

The Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa

$47.90 $29

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Marine exhibits reveal the mysteries and magic of the undersea world; visit the new Journey to Madagascar exhibit to see ring-tailed lemurs

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum – Up to 47% Off

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Channel District

$20 $12

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

Up to 64% Off Walking Tours of Ybor City

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor

$40 $16

Charismatic guide escorts fellow pedestrians on 120-minute strolls through Ybor City, stopping at historic sites to share anecdotes

Up to 47% Off Visit to Mixon Fruit Farms

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

$27.30 $15

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

Up to 52% Off Visit to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Sarasota

$60 $29

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Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

Up to 51% Off Florida Air Museum Membership or Admission

Florida Air Museum

Lakeland Municipal Airport

$20 $10

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

Up to Half Off a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour

Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Homosassa

$350 $175

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

Up to 55% Off Manatee-Snorkeling Tour

Paradise Boat Tours

Crystal River

$110 $55

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

52% Off Manatee Snorkeling Tour in Crystal River

Native Vacations

Crystal River

$60 $29

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Snorkeling adventure in King's Bay with gentle manatees that reach up to 12 feet long

Up to 50% Off RV or Tent Camping at Lake Rousseau RV Park

Lake Rousseau RV Park

Crystal River

$50 $25

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

Up to 54% Off Day- or Weeklong Bike Rental

West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co.

Oakland

$30 $15

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Choose from a variety of bicycles to rent for the day or all weeklong, whether using it to get in shape, hit the trails, or to get around

50% Off at Museum of Military History

Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

$14 $7

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

Up to 71% Off The Alligator Academy

Gator Adventure Productions

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

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

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White sand beaches spread out into the distance, running into the cerulean-blue sea, where seaweed and fish can be seen drifting below the surface. Tree-studded islands and winding sandbars pass underneath, and a white suspension bridge stretches across the horizon like a length of thread. Tampa Bay Aviation's visitors take in these elevated, panoramic views of the Florida coastline from the passenger’s seat or behind the controls of an airplane or helicopter.

Its team of certified flight instructors and experienced commercial pilots operates a fleet of Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee planes, Robinson R22 helicopters, and an FAA-approved helicopter simulator. During flight experiences and pilot-training programs, they let clients take the aircraft's controls without having to first duel the ghosts of the Wright brothers. They also take clients skyward for aerial surveys and photography sessions.

1000 N Hercules Ave
Clearwater,
FL
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The FAA-certified flight instructors at Sky Surfing Aviation refer to their Delta Wing Trike aircrafts as "motorcycles of the sky." It's a fitting title, and not only because the aircrafts look like motorcycles that spent eight months inside steel cocoons. Just as bikers take scenic trips down country roads, aviators in Trikes take afternoon and evening drives through the sky. Fliers can skim white-sand beaches, soar high above the Skyway Bridge, or venture as far away as Fort Myers and the Everglades. With its open-air cockpit and hang-glider wings, the aircraft gives pilot and passenger unobstructed scenic views of Florida’s coastline. In fact, the sightlines are so clear that pilots often use the trike to spot and track marine life, including sea turtles and sharks.

While Sky Surfing Aviation's pilots will happily do all the flying during intro flights, first-time aviators are welcome to try the aircraft's intuitive controls. You simply need to grab hold of the large bar attached to the wings and shift your body weight. After the initial adventure, the instructors can train new fliers for solo flights and help them obtain pilot licenses. Aside from flight training, Sky Surfing Aviation provides sales and support for several types of light sport aircraft, such as trikes, airplanes, and gyroplanes.

1000 N Hercules Ave.
Clearwater,
FL
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Using high-quality, non-Muscadine crushed grapes imported from all over the world, the team at Aspirations Winery has been churning out low-sulfite wines since 2003. They ferment grapes into smooth, premium flavors that are comparable to those of commercially produced wines that come at twice the price and with twice as much luggage. Fruit-infused wines accompany traditional reds and whites on the shop's shelves, and if customers can't find what they're looking for, Aspirations readily stretches its arm around the globe to tap the shoulder of an appropriate supplier.

In addition to its arsenal of potables, the winery also runs a labeling service, printing custom designs that are scratch resistant and safe to dunk into tubs of water during games of bobbing for bottles.

22041 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater,
FL
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Largo Cultural Center, which has presented the community with year-round entertainment and more than 40 artists this season, will host the cheerful event that will have the audience tapping their feet and bobbing their heads in glee. Tried and true sing-alongs and holiday hits will provide the soundtrack for this interactive auditory experience. The woodwinds and strings behind the operation will be manned and womanned by the highly talented string quartet Arioso, which is composed of members of the Florida Orchestra. Both Santa fans and scrooge groupies, or scroogies, will get in the yuletide spirit during an upbeat performance that’s capable of melting hearts and passing snowmen.

105 Central Park Dr
Largo,
FL
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Spread across 50,000 square feet, the Armed Forces History Museum's collection boasts rare military vehicles, re-creations of historic battlefields, and artifacts with a militaristic purview that spans from WWI through current conflicts. Smoke machines and battlefield sound effects simulate the fog of war in a replica WWI trench and a Japanese battleship flight deck. A motion-simulation theater hydraulically emulates pitch and yaw as passengers' eyes alight with scenes from the Battle of Iwo Jima or Operation Desert Storm.

In the open terrain behind the museum, a fully functional WWII-era M8 armored vehicle seats four passengers in its turret and open-air compartments as it rumbles off-road for a quick thrill ride.

2050 34th Way
Largo,
FL
US

Born and raised in the coastal town of Dunedin, Captain Jared Simonetti spent years exploring the surrounding gulf and bay, eventually becoming a licensed and insured charter captain at the age of 19. He now welcomes passengers aboard his 1974 Proline 20-foot flat-back boat and takes small groups on sightseeing and fishing charters. Whether visitors are looking to enjoy the Florida sunset, spot local wildlife, or reel in fresh catches of snapper, trout, tarpon, and red fish, the year-round excursions provide an opportunity to see the Tampa Bay area in a new way.

198 Seminole Street
Clearwater,
FL
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