WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO SEE?
Tampa and the Gulf Coast will surpass your expectations with its variety of things to do and see.
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Enjoy a wide range of things to do in Tampa and around the Gulf Coast. Shop in stylish boutiques, treat yourself to an unforgettable spa treatment or sample some fine dining.
Stay in one of our golf or spa hotels and take advantage of their fantastic amenities. You’ll find golf courses that are suitable for all levels, from advanced to beginner, and spa facilities that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Head to St Armand’s Circle for art galleries and stylish bars or visit Naples and people watch from relaxed pavement cafes.
Fort de Sota near St Pete’s provides a paradise for nature lovers. Spot dolphins or take a canoe ride through the mangroves. With lots of things to do at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island, this is one of the best kid friendly beaches on the Gulf Coast. Siesta Key was voted the best beach overall in America. Enjoy the popular past time of shelling at Captiva and Sanibel.
International Plaza in Tampa has over 200 shops offering high-end to high-street fashion. Enjoy a luxury shopping spree in Naples and browse the exclusive 5th Avenue boutiques. In Clearwater and St Pete’s head to the Tyrone Square Mall or the Ellenton Premium Outlets at Sarasota. Or visit Coconut Point in Fort Myers and enjoy its Mediterranean atmosphere.
Choose from five coastal courses near St Pete’s at Innisbrook Golf Resort. La Playa Golf Course in Naples features the David Better Golf Academy and with 10 minute tee off times you can enjoy a quick game. Longboat Key Club and Resort includes two golf courses within its grounds. Old Corkscrew Golf in Naples provides a challenging game.
In Tampa visit the trendy area of Ybor city. Join the sunset celebrations at Pier 60 in Clearwater. For fine dining 5th Avenue in Naples prides itself on its choice of sophisticated restaurants. If you’re staying in Sarasota book a restaurant at St Armand’s Circle. For a relaxed atmosphere Fort Myers is renowned for its Tiki bars, one of the best being at The Outrigger.
The Spa at Sandpearl offers an extensive range of treatments, some even suitable for kids. Golden Door Spa at Waldorf Astoria Naples enjoys a Japanese influence and the Ritz Carlton Spa uses the finest organic ingredients. The Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is world class and in the Spa at Hilton Marco Island Beach resort you can select the music, temperature and aroma for your spa session.
Combine the rugged beauty of the Serengeti with larger than life rides and exotic animals. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay features thrilling rollercoaster’s, breathtaking wildlife and spectacular entertainment. Situated just over an hour’s drive from Orlando, this African themed adventure park is well worth a visit.
The Florida Aquarium offers a dramatic and unique look at all that swims, floats, preys and crawls in and around Florida’s waters. Home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and marine animals, see river otters, alligators, stingrays and sharks.
Enjoy a cruise aboard a 130-passenger catamaran from the Florida Aquarium. Tampa Bay is home to over 400 bottlenose dolphins. It is also one of the best places in Florida to view birds and an abundance of native fish.
Take a leisurely lunchtime sightseeing cruise in Florida's beautiful inland waters, aboard a luxury yacht. Enjoy a gourmet lunch, whilst your captain provides informative narration on the area's history and points of interest.