greater Tampa Bay area, including Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Sarasota,
has a wealth
of recreational and cultural facilities, with city parks, picnic areas,
racquetball, tennis courts, golf, boating, and fishing, competing with miles
of white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Largo
Medical Center is one of the 100 top rated hospital facilities in
the country. Many shopping centers and malls are close by.
Campuses of the University
of South Florida, New College, Eckerd College, and St
Petersburg College offer numerous free and public programs, Lectures,
Theater, and concerts.
The area is home to professional football - the champion
Buccaneers, Ice Hockey- the Stanley Cup winning, Tampa Bay Lightning, and hosts
major league baseball teams- The Yankees & Phillies for spring training and
our own Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Other spectator sports include sail and powerboat
racing, soccer, polo-in-the-rough, equestrian shows, jai alai and NASCAR, horse
and greyhound racing.
Venture the Dark Continent at Bush
Gardens. At this African adventure you will see one of the largest
collections of free-roaming animals in the world. Within the great Aviary there
are over 224 species of birds, including one of the largest collections of American
flamingos. For you thrill seekers, take a ride on Congo River Rapids or the Tanganyika
Tidal Wave. Orlando's
and other attractions are only a few hours away.
ships depart from the port of Tampa everyday for the Caribbean and beyond.
Six IMAX theaters (One, a unique 360 degree dome at the
of Science & Industry ) offer the ultimate movie lover's experience.
Roam through Ybor Square.
This Latin quarter was built in 1886 starting with the Ybor Cigar Factory
where you can still get a hand rolled cigar; and now features antiques,
imports, art galleries and gift shops located throughout this historic
neighborhood. Downtown central St Petersburg hosts many fine arts museums
and galleries including the new Dali
museum, all within a half day's outing.
Check out the living world at the Florida
State Aquarium, and Lowry
Park Zoo close by.
You may wish to satisfy your palate at
one of the hundreds of restaurants providing the authentic cuisine's of every
nation. The Tampa Bay Performing
Arts Center is the largest performing arts center in Southeastern United
States. The three-theater complex, located on the banks of the Hillsborough River
provides an entire repertoire of theatrical performances including concerts, ballet
and operas. Ruth
Hall in Clearwater is a venue for some of the top rated national tours,
as well as performances by the Florida Symphony Orchestra.
County's Suncoast spans over 28 miles of beautiful white, sandy beaches,
from Dunedin to St. Petersburg Beach. Numerous uninhabited islands lay off of
these coast lines providing a perfect retreat for sunbathers, shell collectors
and nature lovers.
Combine all this with the full calendar
program of offerings produced by our own Park Associations and recreational
centers, and you'll welcome a dull moment.
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