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The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the best attractions in the Southeast. Tampa hotels currently have great rates for all budgets, making it an affordable destination and a great way to experience local sights. Look for Tampa hotels near these favorite attractions to maximize the time you spend having fun:
Lowry Park Zoo
Recently renovated to include a new area for kids, this fun urban zoo has everything from manatees to elephants. Upgrades in the zoo include great rides for older kids. Don’t miss the thrilling log flume. Pack a bathing suit for your little one to enjoy the water splash area.
Thanks to the new Sesame Street Safari of Fun, Busch Gardens is more family-friendly than ever. Teens and adults will love the coasters while little ones play on the rides and playground area designed especially for the preschool set.
The Museum of Science and Industry
This classic science museum has been captivating kids in the Tampa Bay area for decades. Thanks to revolving exhibits, there’s always something fresh for kids to enjoy. Don’t miss the incredible Imax theater exhibits while you’re there.
The Florida Aquarium
This mid-size attraction brings you up close and personal with local habitats, including a stunning wetlands exhibit located under a peaceful glass canopy. If your kids are active, let them spend time out on the pirate ship playground while you enjoy a cocktail at the adjacent bar.