Sightseeing in East Lake-Orient Park

$30 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour from Magic Carpet Glide ($65 Value)

Magic Carpet Glide

Channel District

Auto-balancing personal transporters glide riders through tours of Tampa to explore downtown, the riverwalk, and Harbour Island

$65 $30

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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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$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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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Gaspar's Grotto

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Tampa’s most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment and a set of dowsing rods

$50 $25.99

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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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$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 48% Off)

Morean Arts Center

St. Petersburg

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

$17.90 $10

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$82 Off Family Membership to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary ($150 Value)

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

Members visit more than 100 apes, birds, reptiles, and other animals that call the park home; includes events, discounts, and other benefits

$150 $82

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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 One-Year Family Membership to The Armed Forces History Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Armed Forces History Museum

Largo

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

$35.90 $17

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$259 for a Five-Hour Private Boat Charter for Up to Six from Island Ferry ($499 Value)

Island Ferry

Pass-a-Grille Beach

In luxury watercrafts, passengers take in costal views; the BYOB cruises are helmed by U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captains

$499 $259

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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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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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Single-Day Admission for 4, or 1-on-1 or Family Membership to Explorations V Children's Museum (Up to 50% 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 $14

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Admission for 2 or 4 or 1-Year Family Membership to Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum (Up to 60% 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 $12

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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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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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Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 51% 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 $14

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Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours at Showcase of Citrus (Up to 50% 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 $10

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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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$175 for a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour for Up to Six at Nature Coast Manatee Tours (Up to $350 Value)

Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Homosassa

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

$350 $175

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2 Nights of RV or Tent Camping With Options for Hook-Up & Canoe Rental at Lake Rousseau RV Park (50% Off)

Lake Rousseau RV Park

Crystal River

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

$50 $25

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Three-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for Four or Six at Paradise Boat Tours (Up to 46% 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 $145

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Chocolate-Factory Adventure Tour for One or Two from Chocolate Kingdom (Up to 41% Off)

Chocolate Kingdom

Kissimmee

Professional Chocolate Tour guides lead 45- to 60-minute tours through a cacao-tree greenhouse, chocolate museum, and a micro batch factory

$16.95 $10

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Festival of Cultures for One, Two, or Four at Green Meadows Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Green Meadows Farm

Kissimmee

Learn about cultures near and far through traditional music and dance of Asia, Central Africa, and the tribes of North and Spanish America

$23 $12

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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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Alligator Academy Visit for One, Two, or Four from Gator Adventure Productions (Up to 74% 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 $23

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Military History (50% 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 $7

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Day- or Weeklong Bike Rental from West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co. (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co.

Oakland

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

$30 $15

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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 Dr
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 N Dl
Tampa,
FL
US

Lauded by Creative Loafing for its "multi-sensory approach to historical storytelling," the Tampa Bay History Center uses its 60,000-square-foot space to display immersive exhibits on 12,000 years of Tampa history. Historically-curious visitors can browse the center's interactive exhibits, including the story theater, which tells the dramatic story of Chief Coacoochee during the Second Seminole War. Browse through artifacts from Florida’s cigar trade, including a replica of a 1920s cigar store, an ideal exhibit to take any uncles that believe they've switched bodies with Groucho Marx. A new temporary exhibit, Blue and Gray in Tampa Bay: The Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast opens January 10, 2011, joining exhibits on cattle ranching, European exploration, and the civil rights movement.

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. 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