On your trip to Tampa pay a visit to Lowry Park Zoo where you can see over 2,000 animals enjoying a natural habitat. You can feed many of the beasts and there are additional facilities there such as a children’s play area, restaurant and various rides.
The Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Centre can be found on Apollo Beach. A local power plant warms the water and attracts these strange walrus-like creatures, and you can use the walkway and viewing platform to see not only them but a range of Florida wildlife in its natural state.
The famous Sunshine Skyway offers wonderful views across the ocean, and the bridge itself is a triumph of aesthetic engineering. It’s a highway on stilts, 12 miles long and curving gracefully in a wide arc across Tampa Bay.
For some fun family entertainment you can’t beat a visit to Busch Gardens, an Africa-themed adventure park featuring exotic animals in a natural setting, arts and crafts, live music and thrilling rides.