What to Do around The Westin Tampa Bay
Collected by Westin AFAR
The Tampa Bay area is vibrant and diverse, and offers a bit of everything—history, culture, outdoor activities, an emerging dining scene, and an engaging nightlife. With its mix of urban and rural landscapes, there’s a great deal to discover.
101 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
St Pete locals and visitors wander the stalls of the Saturday Morning Market in the shadow of old Al Lang Field and the Municipal Marina. Fresh honeys, jams, breads, eggs, organic vegetables and fruits, pineapple (peeled and cored while you wait)...
1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702, USA
There is more to the St Petersburg/Clearwater area than beaches and boating; there are quiet pockets of nature filled with beauty and wild creatures. Weedon Island Preserve is one of those spots. Located on the northwestern shores of Tampa Bay, it...
1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
When in America, the Dali Museum is the place to see the works of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The lovely waterfront museum houses the largest collection outside of Spain including: 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300...
Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg is a charming street. To experience the area, take a relaxing stroll along the promenade or drive slowly along. There are numerous places to shop and glimpse local tastes. The museums, pier, shops, galleries,...
701 Bay Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Whether you want to walk, bike, skate, fish, or just enjoy the view, you can do it on the North Bay Trail. Stretching from Demen's Landing Park (south) to Rio Vista Park (north), The North Bay Trail provides a paved, scenic route where you can...
Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL, USA
Running south from downtown Tampa, Bayshore Boulevard is the world’s longest continuous stretch of sidewalk, making it the perfect place for running, walking, biking, rollerblading, skipping—whatever your heart desires. Need a distraction from the...
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
For the perfect day-trip from Tampa Bay, visit St. Pete Clearwater. Just 30 minutes from the more lively Tampa Bay lies 35 miles of soft, sugar-white sand. The Gulf of Mexico beaches offer activities for everyone—lying about, reading a book,...
208 E Cass St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Get on your (rented) bike and ride through the streets of Tampa with City Bike. Guides wind riders through the downtown area, into historic Ybor City, and over to the tree-lined Hyde Park neighborhood, all the while regaling the group with...
1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, USA
One hundred years ago, a plumber with an itch to garden bought 6 acres just north of downtown St Petersburg. He drained a small lake, constructed an elaborate system of clay tiles, and commenced planting a tropical paradise. After a few decades,...
1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Watching the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball in the air-conditioned comfort of the Tropicana Dome is wonderful! Don't let the outdoor baseball purists tell you otherwise. This is especially true on those days when it is 90 degrees with 90 percent...
425 22nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, USA
Two broad snouts snuffle up from the water at the edge of the walking path along Coffee Pot Bayou. A manatee and her baby drift over to the storm drain to drink fresh water coming down from nearby Lake Crescent. The baby cuddles close. A small...
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
If you have a kids or are just a kid at heart, you’ll have fun at the Glazer Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa. More than 170 exhibits called “interactivities” are found throughout two levels of multiple-themed areas and encourage learning...
1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Sometimes it is hard to find a piece of "old" Florida; a reminder of what the Tampa Bay area looked like when settlers first came in the 1800s. Luckily Boyd Hill offers the visitor a glimpse into that not-so-distant past. Spend an hour or two...
1303 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Named for the 19th century Cuban freedom fighter, poet, and orator José Martí, this park has belonged to the Republic of Cuba since 1956. It may be small, but the tiny 0.14-acre park on the outskirts of Ybor City is significant in stature. The...
735 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA
The sponge diving industry built a thriving Greek community in Tarpon Springs, FL begining in the 1880s. While the demand for natural sponges peaked in the 1930s, you can still visit the busy sponge docks, which are surrounded by authentic Greek...
4151 Dana Shores Dr, Tampa, FL 33634, USA
Rocky Point was first opened in 1911, as one of the first courses in the state. Business was brisk for three decades, but the course had to be shut down during World War II so the government could use the land for barracks. It was reopened again...
5034, 5208 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33624, USA
When you need to tire out the little ones, a trip to Bounce House will do the trick. It's just like the inflatable castles you see at fairs, but indoors and way bigger. There are trampolines, inflatable slides, and a ball pit—more than enough to...
5072 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33624, USA
AirHeads Trampoline Arena offers trampolining in a clean, safe environment. They stress the health benefits of the activity, but jumping is also just fun. Adventurous jumpers will want to try trampoline dodgeball. There's open jumping every day,...
8105 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614, USA
This 50-lane bowling alley and arcade is like stepping back in time, and its core patrons were fans from the beginning. The facility has been around for decades (and it shows), but if you're looking for a trip down memory lane, you'll find it...
720 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Just a stone's throw from the St. Petersburg Museum of Art and the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection is a remarkable museum that showcases Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures. Vibrant colors and dramatic compositions are displayed in rooms designed...
255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Home to an extensive and diverse art collection since 1965, the Museum of Fine Arts is an inviting oasis where you can enjoy work from around the world. The permanent collection includes pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well...
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