Calling all adventure hounds: consider being Tampa-bound. Few places beat Busch Gardens or Adventure Island for high-flying, adrenaline-pumping fun—and it all takes place under skies that are sunny nearly every day of the year. (Because even the most fearless daredevils don’t like to take risks with the weather.) And timid types, have no fear: Tampa Bay has beautiful beaches, so you’ll have things to do with those blue-sky days too. When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find that Tampa restaurants do many cuisines well—especially seafood. For Spanish specialties and a flamenco show—and a lot of fun—try the iconic Columbia Restaurant. As for where to reside while you’re in Rays country, try one of the Tampa hotels with a reputation for luxury, or consider renting a condo near Busch Gardens.
From the sheer elegance and power of the mighty tiger to the dexterity of the nimble tree-swinging monkey to the sleepy eyes... more