Sightseeing in North Tampa

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 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

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 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

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

46% Off Helicopter-Flying Lesson

Tampa Bay Aviation

Clearwater

$312 $169

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

Though West of the Moon Art Glass has been around for more than 35 years, its facilities are brand new. Because of a recent relocation, their artisans inhabit a fresh space, where they sculpt custom stained- and leaded-glass works of art for local homes, businesses, and even churches that recently decided to install windows. Their experienced hands masterfully tackle any task customers set before them, whether it be a window, a light fixture, or a wall sculpture. The same meticulous attention goes into leading classes, which grant pupils the tools to craft their own masterpieces from materials that range from fused glass to faux bone. For those who prefer to skip right to the finished product or lack the space in their garden to grow their own glass, the gift shop sells jewelry, sun catchers, and window panels.

1055 W Busch Blvd
Tampa,
FL
US

The state of Florida was once entirely underwater—and Florida Eco-Adventures’ tours explore the parts that still are. Founders Mac and Suzanne McCormick lead adventurers through waters such as Kings Bay that, thanks to its 72-degree waters, is a wintertime refuge for West Indian Manatees. The Silver River, meanwhile, hosts a more eclectic array of wildlife, ranging from gators—although they’re too shy and skittish for regular sightings—to sunfish and rhesus monkeys.

121 West Thomas Street
Tampa,
FL
US

The nonprofit Lowry Park Zoo has more than 1,500 animals living on nearly 60 acres of land. One way the Zoo maintains its animal habitats and conservation programs is to hold the annual ZooBoo fundraiser each fall, welcoming families for a slew of Halloween-themed attractions. The event’s spooky theme is evident upon arrival, as the Zoo’s walkways are filled with costumed youngsters. Haunted houses await to elicit giggles, gasps, or shrieks, and parents can easily determine which haunts are appropriate for their brood by consulting the Zoo's skull rating, which designates the scary level of each event, ranging from "all ages" to "scary to the extreme". Admission also includes free unlimited spins on rides such as the Batty Bumper Boats or Scary-Go-Round Carousel. After visiting with some of the Zoo's creepiest residents at the Flying Fox Bat House and Creepy Crawlers Lane, kids and adults can take in the dazzling light displays at the Little Beasties Bungalow or take a break and fill up on seasonal snacks at one of several concessions areas.

1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Tampa's Museum of Science & Industry—also known as MOSI—has all the answers; even to questions you hadn't thought up yet. What would it be like to live on the moon? Head over to Mission: Moonbase for a detailed simulation. What did the night sky look like in the distant past and what will it look like in the future? The Saunders Planetarium can conjure the starscape of any era. These are just two of the museum's 450 hands-on activities, which also include The Amazing You—an interactive exhibit that explores the process of human development—and the BioWorks Butterfly Garden.

All of these activities feed into the nonprofit, community-based museum's mission of making science fun and accessible to curious citizens of all ages. It is home to a massive children's museum, a water treatment facility that doubles as an exhibit on marshy ecosystems, and an IMAX dome theater—the only one of its kind in Florida.

4801 E Fowler Ave
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

On durable, all-terrain Segway x2 Personal Transporters, nature-seekers can spot wildlife or sample an off-road experience during two-hour tours at the Central Florida Zoo. Informed by tour-guide narration conveyed via wireless heads, zoo tours encounter a menagerie of animalian personalities such as Gus the camel, Elmo the macaw, and a skulking pair of rare Amur leopards, with riders briefly veering off onto unpaved landscape. Off-roading tours venture entirely upon forested paths, eschewing animal exhibits and braving the surrounding woodland landscape with the two-wheeled spirit of Davy Crockett’s penny-farthing. Both tours begin with a safety video and orientation, and stride-free sightseers are encouraged to bring a camera or photographic memory to remember the experience.

1600 E 8th Ave
Tampa,
FL
US