Deals in Tampa

Tampa Guide

There is so much to do in Tampa, Florida, that even local residents often feel they need a Tampa guide. Tampa is not just beaches and tourist attractions. There is a wide variety of things to do to keep locals entertained and enriched. The city offers everything from a historic theater to a Buddhist temple, and it is even a great place to see some great big cats.

While it is possible to see big, exotic cats at the Lowry Zoo, Tampa is also home to the renowned Big Cat Rescue sanctuary, the world's largest accredited wildlife sanctuary. This organization specializes in rescuing large felines from circuses, private zoos and irresponsible private owners. The rescued cats live in large enclosures that were created to replicate the natural habitats of these beautiful beasts, and the sanctuary offers tours that allow patrons to watch as staff members feed the cats. The Big Cat Rescue sanctuary is a must-see for cat lovers.

Movie fans who have a soft spot for architecture and history should visit the Tampa Theater. The 1926 Wurlitzer organ has been in this theater since its inception and still plays before each screening. The architectural details of this old building have been faithfully preserved, both inside and outside. Even the lighting evokes memories of the early days of the film industry.

A guide to Tampa is not complete without a mention of the blend of immigrant that make Tampa so special. While Latino culture comes to mind when people think of Tampa, this city is also home to a substantial Asian community. The Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, also known as the Thai Temple, is a Buddhist prayer house that also boasts an authentic Thai restaurant. After touring the temple and its grounds, guests can sample authentic Thai cuisine at reasonable prices.

The city offers everything from a historic theater to a Buddhist temple, and it is even a great place to see some great big cats.
 

38% Off Admission to The Beer Crawl

World of Beer

$40 $25

Pub crawl features 5 oz. of free beer at each venue, drink specials, games, and contests such as Best Superhero costume

Up to 75% Off Class from Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

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

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

Up to 60% Off Kids' Bounce Sessions

Carrollwood

$24 $10

Indoor fun center with playground, ball pit, and inflatable slides and jump houses

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 64% Off from Ghost Party

Historic Ybor

$40 $20

Paranormal tours might visit a storied 19th-century mansion; Private tours are led by a researcher with ghost-hunting equipment

Big City Events Festivals – Up to 51% Off

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Four seasonal festivals featuring craft beers, cocktails, live music, and fireworks

Up to 51% Off Roller Skating

United skates tampa

$76.96 $38

Birthday-party package with skating, pizza, and soda, or admission and skate rental for two