Orlando usually gets all of the attention when it comes to family fun entertainment. But just a few hours west of the theme park mecca of the world are some other family-friendly fun you don’t want to miss. From some of the world’s best roller coasters to a massive science museum, and all of the marine wildlife you can handle, Tampa Bay is a great place to play with the family. That’s why Orlando Fun Tickets has compiled a list of the best Tampa Bay tours and attractions to ensure you make the most out of your stay:
Busch Gardens – Whether you’re a roller coaster enthusiast or a wildlife lover, Busch Gardens has everything you need to make sure the entire family is entertained. See what it’s like to go as fast as a Cheetah on the new roller coaster Cheetah Hunt and then watch the predators hunt for food on the accompanying Cheetah Run. And don’t forget to catch one of Busch Gardens’ many shows like Iceploration, Let’s Get Loud, A is for Africa and more during your wild stay in the park. Remember SeaWorld offers free shuttle service to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island with any Busch Gardens ticket, whether it’s the length of Stay Busch Gardens and SeaWorld ticket or the regular Busch Gardens ticket.
Speed Boat Adventures – For boat lovers, Speed Boat Adventures let you both explore Tampa Bay’s gorgeous waters and satisfy your need for speed as you get to drive your very own F13 mini speed boat as a trained and knowledgeable guide takes you through the pristine waters of the city. The two-hour speed tour will take you by National Wildlife Refugees and the historic Fort de Soto Park. And make sure you keep your cameras ready because there’s a good chance you may spot bottle nose dolphins, manatees, gopher tortoises and local birds as you boat through the bay.
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) – Filled with more than 450 hands-on activities including a butterfly garden, an IMAX 3D theater, planetarium, ropes course, high wire bike and more, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States! And that means MOSI is the perfect spot to make sure everybody in the family has the chance to explore their science interests.
The Florida Aquarium – Nothing says family fun like an aquarium and at Tampa Bay’s The Florida Aquarium the entire family can enjoy more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants at one of the aquarium’s many exhibits; a 2-acre outdoor water adventure where kids can cool off from walking through the aquarium and play with water cannons, geysers, and a climbing pirate ship adventure and educational shows from scuba divers discussing the importance of coral reefs to movies on endangered penguins.
Tampa Trio – For triple the fun on your next Tampa Bay trip check out the Tampa Trio and get admission to three of Tampa’s best attractions including MOSI, the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo. Explore the latest technology at MOSI, swim with the creatures of the sea at The Florida Aquarium and watch as more than 1,500 animals roam across a gorgeous landscape at the Lowry Zoo all in one day!
For all of Tampa Bay’s family fun look for the “Tampa Bay” page right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.