McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Complex
to over 25 upscale shops and restaurants including Ann Taylor,
Shapiro’s, GBX Shoes, Ben & Jerry’s,The
Cricket Shop, Dan Marino’s Town Tavern, Acorn,
Sunglass Hut, Birkenstock, Afterthoughts, Hurricane
Pass Outfitters, Chico’s, The Martini bar,
Australian Creations Jewelers, Adobo Gill and more.
The MUVICO BayWalk Theater boasts 20 stadium seating
theaters with digital sound.
Located in the heart of downtown.
rugged beauty of the Serengeti meets out-of-this-world
rides and exotic animals. Look right in the eyes
of Africa's most amazing animals. Challenge the incredible
heights and speeds of world-class coasters. Then
relax and enjoy the spectacular entertainment of
highly acclaimed shows. With something amazing around
every corner, your family will come together like
Busch Boulevard & 40th Street, Tampa, FL 813-987-5082
Key State Park
only by ferry this is a perfect escape for sunbathing,
shelling and swimming. You can also walk through
the historic ruins of Fort Dade or view wildlife
such as gopher tortoises, hummingbirds and other
10,000 aquatic plants and animals including an expanded shark
collection, ocean predators and spineless wonders from around
the world, Australian sea dragons, playful river otters, American
alligators, free-flying birds, a giant Pacific octopus and
more. Dive shows including a diver in the shark tank, close-up
animal encounters and touch tanks. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa,
is the fourth largest Holocaust museum in the nation and it
is dedicated to advancing public awareness, education and understanding
of the Holocaust, and honoring the memory of millions of innocent
people who suffered, struggled and died as a result of this
atrocious event in history. 727-820-0100.
exhibits are The Kennedy Collection and The Cuban Missile Crisis.
A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum showcases rotating national
and international exhibits.
100 Second Street, St. Petersburg, FL 727-822-3693
Orange Groves Winery
Fort DeSoto Park
unspoiled acres made up of five interconnected islands. In
addition to the historic fort built during the Spanish-American
War, the park boasts seven miles of beaches, two fishing piers,
recreation and nature trails, a canoe trail, plus picnic and
camping grounds. 727-582-2267
Courses Executive & Professional
Pass Historic Village & Boardwalk
tours, parasailing, wave runners, unique shopping, deep sea
12901 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach, FL 727-393-1947
will see more than 1500 animals (some rare & endangered)
in lush, natural habitats. Enjoy live animal shows & interactive
exhibits such as Stingray Bay, Lorikeet Landing and the renowned
Florida Manatee Center. 1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 813-935-8552
Theater for the Performing Arts
in downtown St. Petersburg in the Bayfront Center the Mahaffey
Theater provides a magnificent environment for a wide variety
of concerts and exciting performances. 727-892-5798
of Science & Industry
science center in the southeast and home of Florida's only
IMAX theater. Over 450 "minds-on" activities,
planetarium, space simulators, hurricane chamber, butterfly
garden and high wire bike. Three major exhibitions explore
the human body, Florida's environment and space, flight and
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 813-987-6100
of Fine Arts
only comprehensive art collection on the Florida west coast.
The collection includes works by such major French artists
as Cezanne, Monet, Morisot, Gauguin, Renoir, and Rodin and
by the American artists Thomas Moran, Henri, Bellows and O'Keeffe.
African, Asian, pre-Columbian and American Indian art, as well
as photographs, are also on view.
1946, Orange Blossom Groves has made growing, packing and shipping
citrus fruits a family tradition. Shop in the open-air produce
market for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Brows in the gift
shop while enjoying some homemade ice cream. Sample freshly
squeezed orange juice.
5800 Seminole Boulevard, Seminole, FL 727-392-1277. 1-800-237-9880
beautiful Caribbean environment is the setting for more than
35 of your favorite brand name stores. Polo, Versace, Ann Taylor,
Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Clairborne, Mikasa, Nike. More brand
names. More selection. More value. The open air center features
lush landscaping with flowing fountains and a spectacular food
court. Exit 224 on I-75, Ellenton, FL 888-260-7608.
is your chance to get a bird ’s
eye view of St. Pete Beach. Parasailing is the perfect activity
for the thrill seeker. You are securely but comfortably strapped
into a harness attached to a massive parachute which is attached
by cable to a speedboat that pulls you along. As you gain altitude
you can experience a breathtaking view of the island.
perfect auditorium that has 2173 seats. Classical musicians,
country singers, big bands, Broadway hits, dancers, comedians
and top pop artists from America and around the world are included
in the stellar line-up of more than 150 performances a year.
The continental-style auditorium, brings you virtually center
stage for a memorable evening with your favorite performers.
Clearwater, FL 727-791-7400
of St. Petersburg's foremost cultural attractions, is home
to the world famous collection of works by Salvador Dali featuring
masterworks from the artist ’s
early years, as well as from his transitional, surrealist and
classic periods. Daily guided tours and museum store. 727-823-3767
the beauty of Florida ’s smooth
inland waterways aboard the elegantly appointed Starlite Princess
Riverboat or Starlite Majesty Dining Yacht. Enjoy fine dining
at your individually reserved table. Dinner dance cruises feature
a full course meal with seven entrée selections prepared
on board and served to your table. Luncheon/Sightseeing cruises
offer a narration by the captain. 727-462-2628.
the area ’s favorite places
to shop, sightsee or just relax. Marvel at the Pier Aquarium.
Take a scenic land and sea adventure on the amphibious Duck
Tours of Tampa Bay, enjoy dolphin sightseeing aboard the Dolphin
Queen, hop on a surrey bike and pick up souvenirs at the unique
shops, boutiques and galleries. 800 Second Avenue, NE, St.
Petersburg, FL 727-821-6164.
years of beauty and an exotic collection of more than 50,000
tropical plants and flowers blooms year round, including thousands
of rare orchids found in Orchid Arbor. You will enjoy the winding
path through thousands of tropical plants and a beautiful pond.
A plethora of winged wonders is also in residence-explore the
walk in butterfly enclosure. 1825 Fourth Street, North, St.
Petersburg, FL 727-551-3100
20 miles north of St. Petersburg, but you will feel like you
are visiting a quaint village in Greece. Smells of baklava
wafting from the bakeries, snatches of Greek overheard in the
conversations of old timers, fishermen stepping off the boats
with their fresh catch and shops filled with souvenirs of the
old county transport you to a land far away.