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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay combines world-class thrill rides, Broadway-style live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos in an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. New this year, experience a new breed of speed! Busch Gardens’ new mega-attraction brings guests face-to-face with the world’s fastest land animals in Cheetah Run, then invites them to join nature's most agile predator as it races across the Serengeti on Cheetah Hunt – a one-of-a-kind launch coaster
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center is located on a nine acre site along the east bank of the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa, and provides an environment for a wide variety of performances, concerts, and events. Featuring Matisyahu in concert on Dec. 31
With over 10,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and beyond, The Florida Aquarium features 200,000 square-feet of air-conditioned fun. Discover an expanded shark collection, dive in our shark tank, see ocean predators and spineless wonders from around the world, rare leafy sea dragons from Australia, an invasive species exhibit with games for kids of all ages, plus playful river otters, American alligators, free-flying birds, a giant Pacific octopus, and more!
Join us for our New Year's Aqua Eve Party, 9PM - 1AM, featuring live entertainment, food buffets, complimentary beer & wine while you view the downtown fireworks display. Prices are $80 through Dec. 4, $90 Dec.5-18 and $100 after Dec.18. Order tickets online or at (813) 273-4030.
Saddlebrook Golf & Tennis Resort
Saddlebrook Resort features two of Florida's most picturesque and playable golf courses. Each one incorporates wilderness areas full of cypress, pines, palms and wildlife. Wherever you go, you'll discover rolling fairways and perfectly maintained greens. Whether you or your group members are scratch golfers or weekend warriors, both of the 18-hole Arnold Palmer signature courses will reward your best efforts. For golfers who want to brush up their skills, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy arranges lessons and group clinics.
Dine, dance, drink and Bowl... this isn't your typical bowling alley. Splitsville includes a full-scale restaurant and bar in a contemporary setting. Located in the Channelside Bay Plaza entertainment complex on the downtown Tampa waterfront. Also available for group/alumni events.
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features 1,700 animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, ride a camel, hold a lorikeet and more. An onsite manatee hospital provides critical care for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees. Also at the zoo: splash ground water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and restaurants. Parking is free. Group rates available. The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, a short drive from Raymond James Stadium or take I-275 to exit 48. Visit LowryParkZoo.com or call (813) 935-8552 for more information. Also find the Zoo on Facebook and Twitter.
Yacht StarShip, America's First 3-diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA, ranks in the top 28% of all restaurants. Our exquisite dining cruises offer private seating, table-side service, spectacular views, and dancing under the stars. With three yachts to choose from, Yacht StarShip is the ideal venue for spectacular corporate parties, group functions, weddings and special private events. "Create a Sea of Memories" on any occasion for parties of 2 to 600.