Visitors to Tampa will find a treasure trove of exciting attractions and adventurous activities. From world-class museums to fun family adventures, there's something for everyone. If you have any cigar lovers in your family then you can also visit a cigar factory in Tampa.
To find the best options for your family, check out this list of some best things to do in Tampa.
Hillsborough River State Park
To experience the great outdoors without having to drive far from the city, Hillsborough River State Park is your best bet. Located in central Tampa in northeastern Hillsborough County, this is one of Florida's oldest and most popular state parks.
The list of activities to do here is extensive and starts with all the facilities and primitive campsites. Canoes and kayaks can be rented to take you along the river. There are also plenty of picnic areas, public pools, bike rentals, and plenty of hiking trails. If you're lucky, you might spot Florida's native wildlife from great herons to alligators.
Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art is a boldly designed riverside museum with six temporary and extensive permanent exhibits of 20th-century Greek and Roman antiquities and sculptures. After exploring the galleries, visitors can stroll through the peaceful river sculpture garden before enjoying a cool cream jam at Riverwalk Café.
Visit the wonderful museum shop where you can find unique gifts and souvenirs from your visit. The museum is a large part of the community and offers an extensive program of events from art classes to Buddhist meditation.