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Tampa Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tampa: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Ticket & Multi-Park Options

1. Tampa: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Ticket & Multi-Park Options

Explore Florida’s favorite coasters and thrill rides in Tampa Bay. Book a 1-day admission ticket or add multi-park options to also enjoy admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Adventure Island Tampa Bay. Whether you’re a coaster enthusiast or want rides that are fun for the whole family, explore Florida’s best coasters, right here in Tampa Bay. Take on a thrilling triple-launch coaster, a family spin coaster that’s a new ride every time, epic coaster legends, and more. Meet more than 300 species of animals here at Tampa’s largest zoo. From the exotic to the endangered, the ones you love to the ones you’ve never even heard of, meet more than 300 species of animals. If you’re planning a Tampa, Florida vacation, be sure not to miss the largest zoo in Tampa, Florida – in fact, one of the largest zoos in all of North America. Enjoy live shows from world-class performers – along with a few rescued rising stars. Your admission is your ticket to world-class entertainment, with live shows for all ages. Enjoy the breathtaking performances on ice during Turn It Up!, the nostalgic sounds of Rock a Doo Wop, plus the kid-friendly fun of Let's Play Together at Sesame Street® Safari of Fun.

Tampa Bay: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Park Admission

2. Tampa Bay: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream Park Admission

Howl-O-Scream is a yearly Halloween fright fest, held at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. This adult-targeted event transforms Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a late-night party with haunted houses, scare zones, rides, bars, and live shows. This event requires an admission ticket separate from daytime admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Daytime admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is not included nor required. Haunted Houses Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter the sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares. Scare Zones and Unpredictable Hordes The scares are everywhere as new terrors lurk in every corner of the park. Experience screams and frights at any moment as you make your way through several scare zones. Plus, with roaming hordes, horror awaits at every twist and turn. Sinister Shows Don't miss the spirited productions that are said to be "worth dying for". At the raunchy monster dance party, Fiends will return to its outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls. Plus, all-new event entertainment comes to life during this year's event. Pulse-Pounding Attractions With exhilarating coasters and thrilling attractions, guests can take on their favorite rides in the dark in between the frights and scares of Howl-O-Scream. Bring your fears to new heights on Iron Gwazi & SheiKra, then let the adrenaline rush as you launch into the shadows of Cheetah Hunt & Tigris.

Tampa Bay: Private Sunset Cruise with Champaign or Wine

3. Tampa Bay: Private Sunset Cruise with Champaign or Wine

Expereince the exceptional beauty of a Florida Gulf Coast sunset on this cruise from 2 from Tampa Bay. Admire the cable-stayed Sunshine Skyway Bridge which spans the Lower Tampa Bay as it lights up for the night. Have a glass of champagne or wine along the way. Hop aboard a comfortable ship and get cozy. Relax as you embark on your evening cruise. Marvel at the brilliant glow of the sunset on the shimmering waters. Witness the city's skyline as it lights up for the night. Indulge in a glass of wine or champagne as you take in this moment with someone that you love. Capture pictures of the sunset and the magnificent Sunshine Skyway Bridge as it is illuminated for the night. Sail aboard a ship that is regularly maintained to the highest safety standards. Relax, as you captain takes care of navigation for you. Return to your meeting point at the end of the cruise.

Tampa Riverwalk: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

4. Tampa Riverwalk: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour of the picturesque Tampa Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River. Stroll past historical and modern landmarks while listening to the audio guide on your smartphone device. Learn about the Florida Aquarium, the Port Tampa Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and the Sparkman Wharf. Visit any of the locations on the tour or any other attractions at your own pace and pick up where you left off. Marvel at the stunning River Wall of incredible photography on the Riverwalk, and check out the massive Amalie Arena and equally monstrous Convention Center. Hear the heartwarming stories behind Heroes Plaza, the Historic Monument Trail and how the University of South Florida contributes to the beautiful USF park showcasing the natural habitat, flora and fauna of Tampa. Learn about the Tampa Bay History Center, the naming of the Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park and who the MacDill Park honors. Hear about the building affectionately known as “The Beer Can Building” and lots of other Tampa fun facts. Take in the views of the city’s dramatic skyline in the Sail Pavilion or on a water bike ride down the river. Explore the Kiley Gardens and the campus of the University of Tampa if you wish as we tell you about their “haunted” hall. Stroll by and learn about the design of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and the Glazer Children’s Museum. Enjoy the charming family friendly waterfront Curtis Hixon Park or get cooled off at the Waterworks Park. Explore the historical Armature Works, home to markets, events spaces, workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy fun trivia questions based on the tour commentary at the end of the experience.

St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Private Inshore Fishing Trip

5. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Private Inshore Fishing Trip

Try your hand at fishing in Tampa Bay and work to catch your dinner with an experienced captain on this daytime fishing trip. Fish for a variety of local fish like reds, snook, snapper, sheepshead, and more. Enjoy this experience by the hand of expert guides with the knowledge and resources to help you find the fish. Embark on a fishing tour that is exciting whether you're a seasoned veteran or you’re just getting your feet wet. Join for a nearshore or flats, backcountry fishing charter for Tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, snapper, sheepshead, cobia, drum, pompano, Spanish mackerel, bonito, or sharks depending on the season. Learn with a captain who specializes in a light tackle for that adrenaline rush that can't be beaten and enjoy a fishing trip that is perfect for all ages and experience levels.

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What people are saying about Tampa Bay

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 48 reviews

The park is okay so far... I especially like the roller coasters! In my opinion, keeping animals is a bit borderline...unfortunately not enough space for the animals...quite cramped! Have the feeling that Seaworld is better with animal husbandry

busch gardens. problem at gates with ticket, post re-scheduling on a weekend, resolved well via WhatsApp chat withJoel

The park is very beautiful. Definitely recommendable. I think the animals don't have to be.

Super great roller coasters! Exotic animals up close and kangaroos to stroke! Any time!!

A lot of the kiosks and shows were shut, park was very quiet.