Sightseeing in Zephyrhills

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 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

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

55% Off Glass-Art Class

West of the Moon Art Glass

Forest Hills

$110 $49

Stained glass artwork made over the course of five classes

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

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

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

45% Off Family Membership to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

Palm Harbor

$150 $82

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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

50% Off from Richard Petty Driving Experience

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Orlando

$60 $30

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Get an up-close view of NASCAR cars and take a van ride around the 1-mile speedway track while learning insider details

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

$39.95 $20

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

Up to 51% Off Investigative Paranormal and Ghost Tour

Agency For Eternal Justice

Orlando

$50 $25

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and investigate and attempt to contact the spirits during 90-minute tours

Orlando Museum of Art – Up to 50% Off

Orlando Museum of Art

Loch Haven Park

$16 $8

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Nationally accredited museum hosts special exhibitions and a permanent collection of American and African art from ancient and modern eras

Half Off Night Helicopter Tours with Champagne

HQ Aviation

Orlando

$400 $179

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

Up to 54% Off at Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center

Central Business District

$12 $6

The museum illustrates Orange County's cultural lineage with artifacts and explores the rise of tourism, including Disney

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

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Though the creatures on display at Dinosaur World don’t need much space to roam, plenty of care has been taken to furnish them a comfortable habitat. They peer imposingly from the hillsides of Kentucky, crane their necks up through native trees, and stomp through prairie fields. Although a life-size mammoth or T. rex might be hard to miss, little visitors might still jump with delight at noticing a baby dino suddenly appear from behind a bush. Giant brachiosaurus necks arch high above treetops, while toothy meat-eaters and spiny stegosauruses roam the world below. The fiberglass, steel, and concrete models reach up to 80 feet in length, and are built according to the latest scientific discoveries about what dinosaurs looked like and what styles were trendy in the Mesozoic era.

The first Dinosaur World location was a former alligator farm in Florida and five years later another one was opened in Kentucky. As Swedish-born Christer Svensson began to fill it with statues, he consulted with experts around the world to not only create realistic reptiles but to surround them with fun, educational activities. Kids can sift through sand to find shark’s teeth, gastropod shells, and trilobites in a fossil dig, get to know some lizards a little better on the playground, or examine ancient eggs and raptor claws in the museum.

5145 Harvey Tew Rd
Plant City,
FL
US

Kids learn with all five of their senses—that's literally what puts the V in the name of Explorations V Children's Museum. Spread across three floors, the museum brims with hands-on activities in a range of permanent exhibits. And the organization's interactive approach to learning has helped it earn accolades, such as a grant from Disney's Helping Kids Shine award program.

On the lower floor, an exhibit charting the journey of the Florida orange begins with local history and ends with a look at global ecosystems. On the first floor, the exhibit Marvelous Me! teaches about the human body with an interactive skeleton and memory tests; Water Matters teaches water conservation with interactive stations. At the top of the museum, check out the temporary exhibits and the Dragon of Toys, a colorful sculpture of plastic trinkets. It's also here that instructors conduct daily programs ranging from open art studio sessions to nutritional cooking classes.

109 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Brooke Pottery features fine ceramic crafts and a host of handmade doodads from more than 400 American artists. A glazed, tri-colored McQueeny Belt Bowl ($48) offers a fetching soup-holding alternative to cupped palms, while the Heart Coaster Set ($40) lovingly shields countertops from clammy cocktails and over-fizzed sodas. Decorate feng shui–deficient gardens with ash-wood Chi Energy Amber wind chimes ($35), or embellish tree limbs with colorful Aloha Chimes ($42). For kids, the Blues Band Harmonica ($7) provides hours of fun in the key of harmonica.

223 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Now pack-free, the cigarette machines inside the Polk Museum of Art have been converted to Art-o-Mats, which distribute original artworks to help jump-start amateur collections. The pieces make fitting keepsakes from the nonprofit museum, whose own collection encompasses everything from pre-Columbian textiles to contemporary work by local artists. Other museum highlights include rare 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints, as well as ceramic plates made by Pablo Picasso that still bear his masterful tomato-sauce stains.

Alongside its core pieces, Polk rotates around 20 exhibitions throughout its nine galleries each year. To further foster Florida's artistic community, the museum hosts plenty of educational opportunities and events, including art classes and fairs that spotlight emerging Central Florida artists.

800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland,
FL
US

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.

600 N Ashley Dr
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