Sightseeing in Tampa

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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$112 for Dive with the Sharks Experience at The Florida Aquarium ($150 value)

The Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa

Swimmers don scuba gear to get up close to stunning, graceful, and non-aggressive sharks

$150 $112

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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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General or VIP Admission for Two or Four at Tampa's Haunted House (Up to 58% Off)

Tampa's Haunted House

Tampa

Brave visitors wind their way through 4,500 square-feet of terror, meeting demonic clowns and other unspeakable horrors along the way

$20 $11

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$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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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 Drive
Tampa,
FL
US

The world looks different from atop a Segway. Maybe it's the smooth ride. Maybe it's the superhuman speed. Maybe it's the authority that comes with the extra 2 inches. Tour-goers experience all these benefits and more as they explore Sarasota's scenic views, led by guides who regale their guests with interesting historical tidbits about the area. On morning, afternoon, and sunset tours, groups glide over the Ringling Bridge, through St. Armand's Circle, and past the white sands of Lido Beach before returning back to headquarters.

615 Channelside Drive
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 Dale Drive
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. For the holidays, the Aquarium is celebrating with its Holiday FantaSea, which starts December 26th and goes through December 30th. During the celebration, there will be light shows and exhibits open late along with a play area where guests can enjoy real snow.

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