Tampa Daylife

If you’re planning a visit to Tampa Bay, you might ask: Well, what’s there to do in Tampa Bay during the day? While there are plenty of wonderful attractions and places to discover, plenty of people prefer to make arrangements beforehand. Whether you love shopping, sightseeing, or gathering knowledge, there is something for everyone and you won’t find yourself bored during your stay.


If you’re set on relaxing and spending time outdoors, there are plenty of parks to enjoy in Tampa Bay. Notable parks include Fort DeSoto Park, Fred H. Howard Park, Honeymoon Island State Park, Philippe Park, and Upper Tampa Bay Park. Sunken Gardens is 100 years old and called a botanical paradise.

If you’re willing to spend a little extra money and interested in the thrill of rides, animals, and other attractions, the iconic Busch Gardens is located in Tampa Bay. It has an African theme and includes a triple launch roller coaster.


If your ideal day involves browsing a museum selection, you’re in luck. Tampa Bay has a number of museums housing artifacts of all kinds. If you are a lover of art, you’re in luck; these five art museums are must-sees. If you’re into sea life, visit the Florida Aquarium. The Sports Immortals Museum is perfect for those who love sports memorabilia and reliving their favorite sports moments. If you’re obsessed with science, give the MOSI a visit.


There’s no lack of shopping areas in Tampa Bay. If you like shopping outdoors, visit Hyde Park Village, which contains an assortment of specialty shops from local stores to unique designer boutiques. Ybor City is home to an assortment of vintage clothing stories, art galleries, and coffee shops.

If upscale shopping is an interest, International Plaza contains 200 specialty stores including high-end retailers such as Louis Vutton, Michael Kors, and Gucci. Don’t have a big enough budget for those places? No problem. Stores such as Hollister, American Eagle, and Coldwater Creek can be found there.

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