Awesome Places to Visit in and Around the Tampa Area

So you have finally decided to take a trip to the sunshine state? Good for you, it’s a great place to visit for some fun in the sun and being inverted if that’s something you’re into. The Tampa and surrounding areas have a plethora of entertainment venues, parks, and beaches for you and if they are invited, your family. So to the amusement parks and beyond.

Amusement Parks, Oh Yeah

It’s generally a staple for the vast majority of people visiting Florida to do so for one of three reasons, Disney, family, and Disney. Wait, What? Yeah, good old Walt created an absolutely alluring location in central Florida near Orlando. It attracts, on average, 52 million people from around the world. No wonder lines to the Magic Kingdom’s “It’s a Small World” ride are seemingly always massive. Combine this location with Disney World, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Epcot, Legoland, and Universal, and it’s easy to see why people flock to the sunshine state for entertainment.

It can be a pricey endeavor visiting one or multiple theme parks. But if it’s your life long dream to visit that famous mouse but your credit isn’t the best, consider an installment loan to help you build credit so you can enjoy your fantasy vacation while improving your credit standing. And, while you visit the grand parks, be sure to mix in some other non-ride focused locations, so you can enjoy your vacation and not get burnt out. Maybe take some time to relax and appreciate the fine arts and other exhibits available in the area.


No More Long Lines

In and around the Tampa area are some fun and interesting museums for children and adults. First on the list is the Museum of Science & Industry which has entertained and invited guests to explore, interact, and learn. If you’re looking to take a peek at some marvelous paintings, the St. Petersburg area has you covered. It plays host to the wonderful Dali Museum as well as the Museum of Fine Arts. Choose your favorite or maybe even schedule a trip to both locations. For the animal lover in the bunch, the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa has over 2,000 animals for you to see. And if you need even more downtime than this, a beach getaway might be calling your name.

Some Time in the Sun

When you just want to stick your feet in the sand, lay back in the sun and listen to the waves, you must go to the beach. Lucky for you, Tampa, Orlando, and the surrounding areas have you covered. With Sandy Key Park, Ben T. Davis beach on the west coast, and Cocoa and Daytona Beach on the east coast, the choice is yours when it comes to relaxing in the sunshine state. And, when your stomach starts to grumble, never fear, Tampa has some delicious eats.

Tasty Places to Satisfy your Hunger

No matter what type of cuisine you are in the mood for, there’s something for you in Tampa. Don’t think so, just peruse this list of the top 50 restaurants in the area and see if any of those locations don’t appeal to you. Anything from farm to table options, vegetarian, Asian, Italian, stick to your ribs BBQ, and more are just a car trip away. If you’re craving some delicious Pho, be sure to visit the Saigon Deli. Just be sure to get there early because they close at 5 pm.

Hopefully, you have a better understanding of why so many people go to central Florida for their vacations. It’s jam-packed with great places to eat, exciting theme parks, and some great museums to visit. So when it comes time to plan your next vacation, maybe give Tampa and the surrounding areas a try for good memories that will last a lifetime.

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About Lanna World

Lanna World is a travel blog mixed with a lifestyle blog. Sadly I can't be traveling all the time, so while I'm at home - saving for travel - I'll write lifestyle posts. Right now, I'm living in New Zealand, planning to travel to Europe at the end of 2015. I can't wait.

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