The Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo are great for animal lovers, while the Ybor City State Museum puts local history on display. For movies, take a trip to the historic Tampa Theatre. Find a deal on a car rental in Tampa and drive over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, a truly marvelous piece of engineering. If you just want to play, you can go canoeing, trek through Lettuce Lake Park (look out for gators!), or take a dip in the ocean. When night falls, wine and dine in Ybor City or Harbour Island. As you search for hotels in Tampa, consider your itinerary and book accordingly.
Festivals and Events
Undoubtedly, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in January is one of the city's best, as is the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival in September and Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival in November, which is the largest cigar fest in the world. Additionally, regular events like the Ybor City Saturday Market and weekend music concerts keep the city buzzing year round. Seasonal sports games are also worth attending. From April through September you can catch a Rays baseball game, and from September through December, you can sit in on a Buccaneers football game.
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