7 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise on Serenade of the Seas from Tampa, Florida Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
The 7 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise from Tampa, Florida visits Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Bimini, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas; Tampa, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise
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Explore Serenade of the Seas
Day 1 - Tampa, Florida
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Day 4 - Bimini, Bahamas
Day 5 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 6 - Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Tampa, Florida
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Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
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Leaving from
Tampa, Florida
Onboard
Serenade of the Seas
Day Port
1
Tampa, Florida
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
4
Bimini, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Nassau, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6
Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Tampa, Florida
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Your ship Serenade of the Seas

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Serenade of the Seas
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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Ship, Side View, European and Caribbean Destinations
Side View of Serenade of the Seas Cruise Visiting Bermuda, Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia
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Serenade of the Seas
From poolside movie nights and jaw dropping entertainment, to game changing flavors prepared to please your palate, all paths lead to discovery onboard Serenade of the Seas®.

BANISH BOREDOM FOR GOOD

Panoramic vistas aren't all you'll find on this ship. Get active on the Rock Climbing Wall or with a game of mini golf. Head to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center to break a sweat or indulge in some "me time." And a giant poolside movie screen means plenty of opportunities to unwind outside.

NEXT LEVEL NOSHING

Craving something delicious? You've come to the right place. Serenade of the Seas® is brimming with far out flavors, like tantalizing Tuscan fare at Giovanni's Table, steaks seared to perfection at Chop's Grille℠ and five-courses of incredible at Chef's Table. For the perfect glass of wine, Vintages has your back.

PEAK PERFORMANCES

As the day winds down, the night heats up with dazzling productions by world-class performers. Whether it's all the hits from Broadway and the Big Screen in Stage to Screen, or remixed classics in Vibeology, you're definitely in for a show.

Day 1: Tampa, Florida

Day 1
Tampa
Florida
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Downtown Skyline Sunset, Tampa, Florida
Downtown Skyline Sunset, Tampa, Florida
Things to do in
Tampa
Departs at 4:00 PM
Pirates once plundered the shores of Tampa Bay, but today this swashbuckling city attracts beach seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and museum lovers alike. Its low-key beach vibe blends seamlessly with its glistening downtown atmosphere— and there’s no shortage of thrills for all ages. Explore Ybor City’s cigar-rolling history or brave rollercoasters at Busch Gardens. Kayak along the Hillsborough River past sunning alligators, and see the elusive Florida panther at the Lowry Park Zoo. Geek out at the Museum of Science & Industry’s domed IMAX Theater— or browse Florida Cracker exhibits at Tampa Bay History Center. Tampa cruises allow you to discover a treasure trove of adventures, from the beach to the bay.

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.
Insider tip
The vintage, air-conditioned TECO Line Streetcar can transport you between downtown Tampa, Channelside and Ybor City, with 11 stations along a 2.7-mile line. Tickets can be purchased at the stations.
Girl Running to the Beach, Tampa, Florida
Girl Running to the Beach, Tampa, Florida

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.
Coral Underwater, Tampa, Florida
Coral Underwater, Tampa, Florida

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.
Local Cuisine Cuban Sandwich, Tampa, Florida
Local Cuisine Cuban Sandwich, Tampa, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.
Shopping Purses, Tampa, Florida
Shopping Purses, Tampa, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Brilliance of the Seas Solarium Entrance
Sunny Day at the Solarium

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Man Receiving Massage
Man Receiving Massage at Vitality Spa

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 3: Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Day 3
Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas
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Bahamas Girl Snorkeling Underwater, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Girl Snorkeling Underwater, Grand Bahama Island
Things to do in
Grand Bahama Island
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
It’s easy to see why Grand Bahama Island is one of the most popular in The Bahamas chain. Its postcard-perfect beaches are made of sand that shimmers like pearls, fronting crystal-clear waters in every hue of blue. And Freeport and Lucaya have plenty of thrills for everyone, from golfing and gambling to eco-adventures and watersports. Hike Rand Nature Center’s forest-lined trails and discover cascading waterfalls at the Garden of the Groves. Cruise to Grand Bahama Island and dive deep into acclaimed underwater spots or join in a wildly festive junkanoo parade. Capture an authentic portrait of Bahamian life— from the first beat of the Goombay drum to the last sip of a fruity Bahama Mama.
Bahamas Dolphins Underwater Swimming, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Dolphins Underwater Swimming, Grand Bahama Island

Dive Into Adventure

Plunge into the crystalline waters off Grand Bahama Island to discover an underwater paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Dive with dolphins and sharks. Flutter your fins around colorful coral gardens. Or explore submerged caverns, deep blue holes, and sunken shipwrecks.
Ben’s Cavern, Grand Bahama Island
Ben’s Cavern, Grand Bahama Island

Nature's Best

Wind your way through one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world at Lucayan National Park. Home to six miles of caves, caverns and charted tunnels, this is the only spot in The Bahamas where you can explore six different ecosystems.
Big Game Fishing Marlin, Grand Bahama Island
Big Game Fishing Marlin, Grand Bahama Island

Reel It In

Cast your line and get ready for an epic fight in one of the world’s premier sport fishing destinations. With the help of experienced guides, you’ll have the chance to catch marlin, bluefin tuna, wahoo and bonefish, the island’s most prized game fish.
Bahamas Conch Salad, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Conch Salad, Grand Bahama Island

Local Cuisine

For a quintessential taste of The Bahamas, try tender conch in salads and fritters. And you can’t miss a Bahamian fish fry, the island’s version of an outdoor barbecue where you’ll mingle over plates of crispy grouper and mahi-mahi. Then wash it all down with a gin-based Gully Wash cocktail or Kalik, the locals’ choice of lager.
Bahamas Market Shopping, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Market Shopping, Grand Bahama Island

Shopping

Port Lucaya Marketplace is home to over 80 duty-free shops and specialty boutiques. Browse Freeport’s sprawling International Bazaar and the nearby straw market for unique wood, shell and straw creations. The art of Bahamian straw work dates from the early 1700s— for handcrafted items made locally, look for the Authentically Bahamian® brand.

Day 4: Bimini, Bahamas

Day 4
Bimini
Bahamas
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Sunken Ship Coast, Bimini, Bahamas
Sunken Ship Coast, Bimini, Bahamas
Things to do in
Bimini
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For such a tiny isle, Bimini packs a huge adventure punch. Alice Town buzzes with a low-key vibe, while sugary sands lead to scuba diving and snorkeling in bright-blue waters filled with shipwrecks. This is a small-island paradise for sun-seekers and anglers. Here you can check out Bimini Museum exhibits, hike the Bimini Nature Trail, or soak up fresh-from-the-sea Bahamian seafood.
Bimini, Bahamas, Fishing Rod
A fishing rod on a boat in the oceean

THE REEL DEAL

Bimini is fabled as the big-game fishing capital of The Bahamas, where the Gulf Stream meets The Bahamas Bank. Head out for a day of angling for the chance to catch prized deep-sea species including tuna, wahoo, sailfish, marlin and the smalltooth sawfish, among the world’s rarest fish.
Insider tip
Many restaurants include gratuity on the bill, but if not feel free to give 15% for exemplary service.
Bimini Bahamas Dolphins Underwater
Dolphins swimming together underwater in Bimini Bahamas

HISTORY WITH A PORPOISE

Step inside The Dolphin House, a quirky masterpiece of conch shells, stones, and sea glass built by Bimini author Ashley Saunders. Dedicated to the beauty of wild dolphins and the colorful history of Bimini, this creative space and mini museum is decked out in dolphin mosaics, Lucayan artifacts and old military memorabilia.
Insider tip
Cars are limited in Bimini— the best ways to explore is on foot, bicycle, golf cart or motor scooter.
Bimini, Bahamas, Conch Salad
Two bowls on Conch Salad on a beachside table with a bottle of Bahamian beer

LOCAL CUISINE

Alice Town is known for beachside clapboard kitchens that serve seafood specialties like fish stew, baked land crabs and fresh spiny lobster. You can’t miss cold conch salad made to order in a roadside conch shack— and tame your thirst with a rum-based Goombay Smash or Bahamian Sands beer.
Bimini, Bahamas, Souvenir Bag
A souvenir bag with Bahamas embroidered on to the front

SHOPPING

The craft center in Alice Town is comprised of vendor stalls selling original straw items and wood carvings. You can also pick up loaves of sweet, classic Bimini bread. A few small shops around town sell souvenirs, while the Straw Market is best for ceramics, art, music and spices.

Day 5: Nassau, Bahamas

Day 5
Nassau
Bahamas
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Shark Feeding and Diving in the Bahamas
Shark Feeding and Diving in the Bahamas
Things to do in
Nassau
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village, and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins, Nassau, Bahamas
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins, Nassau, Bahamas

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort— an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbor on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had— whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides, or swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.
Aerial of the Pearl Island Lighthouse, Nassau, Bahamas
Aerial of the Pearl Island Lighthouse, Nassau, Bahamas

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.
Insider tip
Most restaurants include a 15% service charge on the bill.
Jet Skis Lining a White Sandy Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
Jet Skis Lining a White Sandy Beach, Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbor, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavor.
Conch Fritters and Salad, Nassau, Bahamas
Conch Fritters and Salad, Nassau, Bahamas

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African, and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways— from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff— a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.
Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs, Nassau, Bahamas
Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs, Nassau, Bahamas

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street— just a block away— for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

Day 6: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas

Day 6
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Bahamas
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Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Things to do in
Perfect Day at CocoCay
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in The Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own Floating Cabana.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial with Navigator of the Seas in Background

Thrill Waterpark

This is a drench a minute thrill-a-thon for every adventurer. From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides towering high into the clouds. Bounce, climb and swing your way through the obstacles in Adventure Pool. Get swept up by the biggest Wave Pool in the Caribbean. Or if you’re up for a true rush, take on the tallest waterslide in North America — Daredevil’s Peak℠. Whatever your thrill threshold, you’ll find firsts to test your bravery at Thrill Waterpark®.
Insider tip
All features are subject to change without notice. Images and messaging for Perfect Day at CocoCay may include artistic renderings. Perfect Day and CocoCay are registered trademarks of Royal Caribbean.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Oasis Lagoon Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Oasis Lagoon Overhead View of the Pool

Oasis Lagoon

This is no mirage, you’ve found it — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Make your way through the different coves of Oasis Lagoon®, each with a vibe all its own. Splash right in at the kid-friendly sloping entry. Take your first sip of a cold Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of three swim-up islands. Or treat yourself to total relaxation in the privacy of your own cabana, complete with attendant service.
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Coco Beach Floating Cabanas Aerial, Perfect Day at Coco Cay
Coco Beach Floating Cabanas Aerial, Perfect Day at Coco Cay

Coco Beach Club

Welcome to Coco Beach Club®, where every moment is elevated. It’s just you and endless blue, lounging in the first Floating Cabanas in The Bahamas. Savor new Mediterranean flavors, then drift along the finest line between poolside and seaside, in an infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Splashaway Bay Slides Brother and Sister Competing
Splashaway Bay Slides Brother and Sister Competing

Splashaway Bay

The coolest aqua park at sea is breaking out beyond the deck and coming ashore at our largest Splashaway Bay℠ yet. Now kids can enjoy bigger buckets of fun than ever before with more fountains and pools — plus five waterslides, and two massive drench buckets.

Beach Day Vibes

If you just want to unwind, head to Chill Island on the east side of CocoCay, where you’ll find plenty of ways to relax and recharge. Access to Chill Island is complimentary, as are beach chairs and hammocks, but for an additional cost you can up your relaxation game by reserving your own private cabana, clamshell or daybed. Or head to South Beach where you’ll find plenty of beachside activities and water sports, plus lounge chairs for those who want to take a break from all the thrills.
Perfect Day Coco Cay  Family Walking Towards up and Away
Family Walking Towards the Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloon

Up, Up and Away

Take your adventure to the skies aboard a helium balloon and see the islands like never before from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas — Up, Up and Away℠. Feel your heart race while soaring up to 450 feet above land and sea, then let the wonder wash over you as you coast on the breeze.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating

Island Dining

Perfect Day at CocoCay offers loads of options to fuel up in between adventures. Like harborside views, chicken wings and fries with signature dipping sauces at Captain Jack’s®. Freshly grilled burgers and barbecued chicken at Skipper’s Grill. And a full menu of Caribbean-style bites at Chill Grill. Looking to savor the suite life onshore? Access to the exclusive Coco Beach Club® includes elevated Mediterranean flavors paired with breathtaking ocean views.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Park Cafe's Kummelweck Sandwich
Close-Up of Famous Kummelweck Sandwich with Pickles

Park Cafe

In the mood for deli classics that knock it out of the park? Head to Park Café, where you’ll find quick bites to please every palate. Crisp made-to-order salads? Check. Fresh-pressed paninis and sandwiches? Double check. And don’t miss the legendary Royal Kümmelweck roast beef sandwich — it’s a guest favorite (and a rite of passage for cruising foodies).
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Cafe Promenade Croissant and Coffee
Cafe Promenade Croissant and Coffee Close Up

Café Latte-tudes

When you find yourself craving a steaming hot cuppa, Café Latte-tudes has just what you need. From a nice breakfast blend to get you going to an after-dinner cappuccino or macchiato, you’ll find all your favorite sweets and specialty coffee beverages at this cozy cafe.
Main Dining Room Breaded Shrimp Dish
A plate of three breaded shrimp with a salad overtop in the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.

Day 8: Tampa, Florida

Day 8
Tampa
Florida
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Yellow Trolley, Tampa, Florida
Yellow Trolley, Tampa, Florida
Things to do in
Tampa
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Pirates once plundered the shores of Tampa Bay, but today this swashbuckling city attracts beach seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and museum lovers alike. Its low-key beach vibe blends seamlessly with its glistening downtown atmosphere— and there’s no shortage of thrills for all ages. Explore Ybor City’s cigar-rolling history or brave rollercoasters at Busch Gardens. Kayak along the Hillsborough River past sunning alligators, and see the elusive Florida panther at the Lowry Park Zoo. Geek out at the Museum of Science & Industry’s domed IMAX Theater— or browse Florida Cracker exhibits at Tampa Bay History Center. Tampa cruises allow you to discover a treasure trove of adventures, from the beach to the bay.

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.
Insider tip
CityPASS gives you entrance to top city attractions like Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and more, all for one package price of $106 for adults and $96 for kids— and it’s good for 9 consecutive days.
Girl Running to the Beach, Tampa, Florida
Girl Running to the Beach, Tampa, Florida

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.
Coral Underwater, Tampa, Florida
Coral Underwater, Tampa, Florida

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.
Local Cuisine Cuban Sandwich, Tampa, Florida
Local Cuisine Cuban Sandwich, Tampa, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.
Shopping Purses, Tampa, Florida
Shopping Purses, Tampa, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.

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