|More places to go & things to do and see in the Tampa Bay Area
Ybor City Guided Walking
Tour And Garden
There best way to experience Ybor City is at street level on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Our walking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City. Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue. Call for current schedule. 813-505-6779
Visit the Mediterranean-style garden is nestled within the Ybor City Museum State Park. The garden provides a private, serene environment in a historic urban setting. Florida-friendly flowers and plants, statuary and a fountain.
Come visit this 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County. The natural pine and palmetto landscape is home to some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings. More than 28 historic structures and features, some dating back to the 19th century, include a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store as well as a variety of historic homes. Free Admission! - Donations Welcome. Address: Heritage Village Home, 11909 125th Street N., Largo, FL 33774 (727) 582-2123
Ballast Point Park
Ballast Point is the name of a neighborhood and a public park located in Tampa, Florida along Tampa Bay. As of the 2000 census, the district had a total population of 17,186. Its park was previously called Jules Verne Park before its name change to Ballast Point Park. Recent renovations in 2006 have a new playground and walks. A pier restoration was recently completed.
This neighborhood park, which dates back to Tampa’s earliest days, offers spectacular views of downtown Tampa. The park is full of shade trees, and offers quick access to Bayshore Boulevard for jogging, walking or rollerblading. Ballast Point Park offers shelter rentals. Located at 5300 Interbay Blvd, Tampa, FL
Tampa Cycling Trails
One of over 700 routes in the Tampa area is the Upper Tampa Bay Trail - located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Currently, the trail runs along the west shore of Channel A from a trailhead off Memorial Highway & Montague St, past Waters Avenue, Linebaugh, and then due north to Gunn Highway, Ehrlich Road and ending at Peterson Road Park. The current 7.25 miles make up the first three phases of a four-phase project. Eventually, the Upper Tampa Bay Trail will extend seven to eight more miles, connecting to the 41-mile Suncoast Trail.
|Courtney Campbell Causeway
Beautiful views day or night invite you to stop for a spell and let the World pass you by. The Courtney Campbell Causeway is a testament to modern society and nature co-existing in a productive, equally beneficial manner. The Courtney Campbell Causeway is a vital artery in the body that is Tampa Bay, providing a vital link to the cities of Tampa and Clearwater. In its current form, the Courtney Campbell Causeway stretches approximately 9.9 miles (15.9 km) from eastern Clearwater to Tampa's Rocky Point island and subsequently to the mainland of western Tampa.
The topographical causeway is broken by two elevated spans that allow watercraft access to and from Old Tampa Bay.There are two beaches along the Causeway: Ben T. Davis Municipal Beach at the east end and an unnamed beach owned by the DOT on the west end. Frontage roads accessible at several points along the route run alongside the main four-lane road and are broken up by the bridge spans. A public boat ramp exists on the northern side just east of the largest bridge span.
Fort De Soto Park
Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The complexity of the ecology is not immediately apparent, but the park offers the greatest diversity of systems just about anywhere.
You'll find the historic fort, over 7 miles of waterfront, includes almost three miles of beautiful white sandy beach. An 800-foot-long boat launching facility with eleven floating docks, a 238-site family camping area with facilities, 15 picnic shelters and playgrounds, seven miles of paved trail connecting North Beach, East Beach, the boat ramp and the camping area. two fishing piers-each pier has a food and bait concession, ferry service to Egmont Key, and a concession/snack bar/souvenir shop. A 2.25-mile recreational canoe trail, 1-mile nature trail in the Arrowhead Picnic area, and a 3/4 mile nature trail in the Soldiers' Hole area provides a glimpse of some the native fauna and flora, and a 2,200 foot Barrier-Free Nature Trail is a self-guided interpretive trail providing access to nature for all visitors to Fort De Soto Park, regardless of their physical abilities. Park is located at 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL
Free guided tour. Step out from under the hot Florida sun to discover how the cool, crisp taste of Yuengling is brewed and bottled. Tour the Yuengling brewery in Tampa where "America's Oldest Brewery" uses modern technology to brew fine beer in a time-honored tradition. Sample the Yuengling heritage for yourself at the brewery's biergarten. Located at 11111 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612. Call 813-972-8500 for tour times.
Dunedin Historical Society
The museum contains approximately 2,000 artifacts, 2,500 photographs and a library containing 200 volumes of local and Florida History. Included in the museum collection is a CD computer program of the Dunedin Times Newspaper, from 1924 through 1965. The collection includes antique clothing, household tools and utensils used by Dunedin pioneer families during the 1870's through the 1900's. City history includes original material from the Dunedin Post Office, Dunedin's first bank and other major companies in the Dunedin area, including the Orange Concentrate plant. Hours: :Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation $2. 349 Main Street. (Located in the center of downtown Dunedin next to the Pinellas Trail). (727) 736-1176
Manatee Viewing Center
The Manatee Viewing Center’s mission is to educate the public about the Florida manatee and its habitat. The center is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary. During the center’s open season, Nov. 1 through April 15, displays, interactive exhibits and more teach visitors of all ages about the life cycle of the manatee and the challenges it faces. Center volunteers and staff, many of them TECO Energy retirees, answer questions and provide additional educational information. Address: 6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, Phone: (813) 228-4289.
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Tampa Bay Downs
11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626
If you want an afternoon of fun, be sure to put horse racing at Tampa Bay Downs on your short list. It is a beautiful complex in a country setting. The parking is free in the huge and spacious parking lot. Guess what? Even the food is pretty darn good too. You have a choice of sitting in the covered, but open-air grandstand, or the fully enclosed and air conditioned Clubhouse.
If you enjoy a good card game on occasion, the Silks Poker Room features every variation of Texas Hold’em, No-Limit Hold’em, Omaha and Stud Games, as well as multi-table tournaments.
General admission to Tampa Bay Downs is FREE ($2.00 on weekends). When accompanied by an adult, children 12-and-under are admitted free. For the Clubhouse, admission is $3.00. This admission is the same for Giveaway Days. Reserved Seating sold separately.
The facility is easy to get too on the Northwest side in Oldsmar. You'll find Race Track Road, just East of the Oldsmar Flea Market. If you wish to get to the track earlier, consider the Morning Glory Club on Saturdays at Tampa Bay Downs .This is a unique opportunity to watch the horses’ morning workouts, while enjoying delicious free coffee and donuts from 10-11 a.m. The Morning Glory Club begins in late December and ends in early March.
General parking is free. Gates for the trackside parking lot open at 11 a.m. Preferred parking is $3.00 at the Clubhouse Entrance. Valet parking is $5.00, also at the Clubhouse entrance. There is also handicapped parking available at the Clubhouse entrance.
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