Sightseeing in Gulf Gate Estates

$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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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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$13 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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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$107 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 $107

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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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Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted Fort Myers (45% Off)

Haunted Fort Myers

Fort Myers

During an approximately 70-minute walking tour of historic Fort Myers, guests hear supernatural stories and visit haunted locales

$20 $12

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Kayak Sightseeing Tour for One, Two, or Four from Finseeker Guided Adventures in Naples, FL (Up to 63%)

Finseeker Guided Adventures

Multiple Locations

Kayakers explore southwest Florida’s coastal landscapes, catching glimpses of beautiful wildlife from stable, sit-on style 10-12 ft boats

$70 $31

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Southwest Florida Museum of History Visit for Up to Two or Four or Membership for One or a Family (Up to 61% Off)

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Fort Myers

Permanent and rotating exhibits explore the history of southwest Florida dating back millions of years

$25 $12.50

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$21 for a River Excursion or Sunset Cruise for One from Pure Ft. Myers (Up to $35 Value)

Pure Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers River District

Tours include picturesque views of dolphins, manatees, eagles, and seabirds with views of the historic coastline

$35 $21

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$47 for a 30-Minute Jet Boat Thrill Ride for Two from Jet Boat Fun LLC ($78 Value)

Jet Boat Fun LLC

Salty Sam's Marina and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

Helmed by a USCG master captain, fun family boat rides zoom passengers around Hurricane Bay while touring local sights, coves, and inlets

$78 $47

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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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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 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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Shark-Fishing Trip, Dolphin-Viewing Trip, or Sunset Boat Trip for Two from Twisted Tails Charters (Up to 66% 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 $160

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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 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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Manatee Eco-Tour and Shelling Adventure from Double R's Fishing and Tours Company (Up to 42% Off). Two Options.

Double R's Fishing and Tour Co.

Port of the Islands Resort

After an eco-tour of the Ten Thousand Islands on a 22 ft. Hurricane deck boat, day trippers enjoy 45 minutes of shelling on Whitehorse Key

$180 $109

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$23.99 for a One-Year Individual Membership to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens ($34.95 Value)

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Central Naples

Year of admission to a historical tropical garden and zoo that’s home to animals from giraffes and lions to African honey badgers

$34.95 $23.99

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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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Select Local Merchants

Historic Spanish Point has an average of four owl eyes from four TripAdvisors and a perfect five-star average from six Yahoo! Travelers:

337 N Tamiami Trl
Osprey,
FL
US

Specialize in tours to South Africa. Safari and Cape Town tours. We operate in Sarasota USA, Oakville Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa. We develop and mange our own resorts/lodges/hotels hence offer a very competitive rate.

464 John Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota,
FL
US

At Crowley Museum and Nature Center, a pioneer museum set up like a general store, historic structures, and a sugar-cane mill depict a Florida homestead as it would have existed between 1850 and 1920. At the heart of the homestead is the Tatum-Rawls House, which was built as a single-story house between 1888 and 1892, and is the oldest example of rural architecture in Florida. Over time, it was expanded to accommodate the Tatum clan, by the addition of a second floor, consisting of William Tatum and his wife and eight children, and was recently restored to its original glory with a wide front porch. Elsewhere on the 185-acre expanse, the Crowley Farm continues to pluck away at the land with pigs, cows, and a horse named Sugar who pulls the cane press to make the juice that is later boiled to syrup crystals. Boardwalks and nature trails traverse the delicate swamp, flat woods, and Tatum Sawgrass marsh that contain a variety of wildlife species including white pelicans, swallowtail kites, and eagles.

16405 Myakka Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

Florida has long been a source of fascination for scientists and explorers, who have searched the Sunshine State for everything from fossilized mammals to gold. The state's natural riches are rivaled only by the cultures that have sprung up around them, and both are on full display at South Florida Museum.

The museum's first floor starts at the very beginning, with fossil evidence of Florida's earliest marine and mammal inhabitants. These fossils eventually make way for archaeological material from cultures that predate European contact. Special exhibits often fill out the museum with unique artifacts ranging from prehistoric artifacts to Penny Hardaway's fossilized high tops. As if that weren't enough, the museum also shares a campus with the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium, where guests can observe and learn about the beloved sea cow. And the museum is also home to Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee.

201 10th St W
Bradenton,
FL
US

For owners Jo Massaro and Karen Ierna, Benjamin's Studios is all about creativity. They showcase this passion for creativity with the imaginative hairstyles and glowing skin they impart in the salon and spa, but also in the Treasure Island facility's onsite art gallery, which displays work from local artists. There's even a fashion boutique overflowing with men's and women's clothing and accessories.

Jo and Karen primarily put their 30+ years of hair experience to use in the hair studio. Here, they craft new 'dos using foil highlights, perms, and straightening techniques—techniques the designers of Pisa's famous tower boldly ignored. The spa’s aestheticians, meanwhile, release stress by rendering massages, mani-pedis, and ionic footbath services. They also perform eight skin-type-specific facials, such as teen, men's, and problematic, and they enhance them with aromatherapy and Chakra testing.

200 104th Ave
Treasure Island,
FL
US

The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US