Tampa has seen a resurgence in tourism since Ybor City was named a National
Historic Landmark and now enjoys a very lively nightlife. The beautiful
beaches in the area, Busch Gardens and some excellent museums make a visit to
the Tampa area worthwhile.
Ybor City is a great place for a memorable meal or a night out on the town.
See the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce www.ybor.org (813) 248-3712.
Bern's Steak House (813) 251-2421 is Tampa's landmark restaurant with a
wine list of 7000 labels and 1800 deserts to choose from. Enjoy dessert or a
cigar in one of the specialty rooms after your meal.
The Museum of Science & Industry (813) 987 6000 is one of the largest and
one of the best hands on science museums in the state.
Florida Aquarium has over three floors filled with sea life, alligators,
wetland and a mangrove forest. 813 273-4020
Busch Gardens 813 987-5171 is the area's biggest theme park. It has one of
the best roller coasters in the state and a fantastic zoo with over 2500
animals displayed in African themes such as the Serengeti Plains and the
beautiful, tropical Myombe Reserve. Tickets for a combination Busch
Gardens/Adventure Island are a good value. Located adjacent to Busch
Gardens, Adventure Island is a water park with a huge swimming pool,
waterfalls, diving platforms and tube slides as well as a 76 foot free fall
For more information, contact:
Tampa/Hillsborough Convention & Visitors Bureau (813) 223-1111, 800
Weather information: (813) 645-2506