Monday, January 2, 2012

Tampa Bay Rainy Day Things to Do

Tampa is a beautiful city to visit and offers countless recreational opportunities. Tourists can go sightseeing or spend time in amusement parks or at festivals. However, what type of recreational activities can people take advantage of in the Tampa area on a rainy day?

There is no need for disappointment; it is still a great city, even in wet weather. Tampa provides dozens of indoor activities and entertainment options. The following is a list of suggestions of what to do in Tampa on rainy days.

The Florida Aquarium is a spectacular structure inside which over twenty thousand different types of aquatic life can be admired. If you are interested in history, don’t forget to check out the SS American Victory, a World War II victory ship which was transformed into a museum inside a ship. It is located right next to the Aquarium. 

The Tampa`s Museum of Science, The Florida Holocaust Museum, the Ybor City Museum, the Salvador Dali Museum and the newest one, the Bay History Center are just mentioning a few of the most popular museums. Here, adults and children can learn about the Tampa history, appreciate some artwork or be flabbergasted by a butterfly garden, amongst other things.

It is always a good idea to watch a movie while is raining outside and Tampa has great theaters to entertain you. A popular and extravagant movie theater is CineBistro: Hyde Park, which offers a full bar where martinis, mojitos and a selection of draft beer can be ordered. A hostess will accompany you to your seats and a waiter serves you meals, such as flatbreads, burgers, ahi- tuna, pasta and desserts. If you wish, you are served drinks from the bar during the movie.

Inside sporting events will make you forget that it is raining outside and Tampa offers good places, such as the USF Sun Dome. In the USF arena, not only sporting events take place every year but also trade shows, ethnic festivals, rodeos and concerts.

A nice evening can be spent in the St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theatre, in the Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall or the Tampa’s TBPAC. With such a great variety of plays, there will always be one that pleases your taste. 

A fun way of ending your night is the perfect combination of food and theater. In a dinner theater, you can spend a romantic time with your partner or have a fun time with your family or friends. Among your options, you will find places like Bollywood Café, Detective Dinner Theater, Angel Cabaret Theater, Early Bird Dinner Theatre, Show Palace Dinner Theatre, and hundreds more.

Go shopping. If you are running out of places to go on rainy days, check out the International Plaza; it is a charming and entertaining shopping and dining destination where you can find trendy stores and an open-air village with nice restaurants.

If you follow these suggestions, you will discover another side of Tampa and discover that it is a place where even on rainy days there is no reason to stay at home.

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