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June 12-14, 2024, Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA

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Places to Visit

Clearwater Attractions

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Pier 60

Pier 60 Park is beautiful - a crescent of fine, powdery white sand that runs from the pass north for 1.3 miles. Shops, restaurants, a bait shop, and beach concessions are located by the pier, which is open 24 hours. Inspired by the nightly sunset-watching ritual in Key West, a four-hour festival is held nightly from two hours before to two hours after sundown. Jugglers, magicians, and a variety of entertainers perform for the crowd that gathers each evening.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Meet Winter, the world’s most famous dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Clearwater Beach

Even with all the activities Clearwater Beach has to offer, the best part of your trip might be as simple as a stroll on the beach at sunset. Our award winning beach has been voted among the “most beautiful beaches in the world” by Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, “Dr. Beach” and It is also chosen as the “best place to watch sunset” by USA TODAY.

Tampa Attractions

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

Combining thrill rides with wonderful animal attractions, Busch Gardens offers an unforgettable adventure. Known as "The Dark Continent," the park features areas like the Serengeti Plain and Montu, the tallest roller coaster.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island

Owned by Busch Gardens, this 25-acre waterpark features thrilling slides and water attractions, including The Water Moccasin and Tampa Typhoon for adrenaline-pumping fun.

The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium

Get up close with marine life at The Florida Aquarium. Dive with sharks, meet penguins, and take a Wild Dolphin Ecotour to explore the diverse aquatic fauna of Tampa Bay.

Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo has achieved some major awards including the "Best family friendly zoo" in the country and the “Best mid-sized zoo” in the U.S. This is a must-see Tampa attraction. The animals are located in close proximity and the exhibits are not miles from each other.

Ybor City

Ybor City and State Museum

For many years the cigar industry was the only major manufacturing concern in Tampa. Today, Ybor City is preserved as Ybor City State Museum, and has become a major dining, shopping, and nightlife venue in downtown Tampa.

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

MOSI is a major attraction in the area. It is considered the largest science center in the southeast. In the museum are an IMAX Dome Theatre and a children’s science center.

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