Tampa, FL
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Tampa, FL

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Family vacationers, backpack adventurers, wayfaring artists and tourists find Tampa a beckoning and intriguing place. The city has many accolades to its credit. It was recently rated as a high sufficiency city by Loughborough University and is just one category short of a listing among the Gamma world cities. Forbes has also credited Tampa as the fifth best outdoor city in 2008.

A major tourist destination, the city offers a wide selection of resting places from luxurious five star hotels to economy sized cheap accommodations at the major tourist spots. Cheap transportation is also available with the popular cheap Tampa car rentals from CRX that caters to every section of the society. The rentals offer luxury vehicles as well as cheap rentals for your travel needs.

Exotic multi cuisine restaurants and cheap bars are also spread along the length and breadth of this fabulous city providing a variety of options for visiting tourists. A plethora of entertainment options are available with numerous water theme parks and zoos spread across the city. You will also find theatres hosting different kinds of performances that include touring Broadway, grand opera, jazz concerts, performance art etc. A cheap Tampa car rental from CRX provides a valuable mode of transportation taking you from one hot spot to another.

Dinosaur World

Dinosaur World in Tampa is a unique amusement center that ensures valuable information along with entertainment. The outdoor dinosaur museum has hundreds of life-sized dinosaurs, a fossil dig site to experience the thrill of locating the fossils of the earlier rulers of earth, a bone yard that provides knowledge on the body structure of these giant creatures and various other activities. You can also walk along the skeleton garden and enjoy an outdoor picnic in the area. The shops in the premises offer wonderful gifts and other crafts for sale.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The gardens offer 335 acres of fun and entertainment with thrilling roller coaster rides and wild life encounters. Kids enjoy the five storey gravity defying ride called Cheetah Chase. Another attraction at the park is the Sheikra which features underground loops and many water activities. Drive your Tampa car rental from CRX to 10165 N McKinley Dr to reach this wonderful entertainment site.

Adventure Island Waterpark

The 30 acre water theme park called the Adventure Island Water Park includes exotic beaches, sand volleyballs, slides, waterfalls and waves making it a vacation haven. Experience the Splash Attack where, true to its name 1,000 gallons of water is emptied on you at frequent intervals as you race through the ride. Parking facility is also available for your cheap Tampa car rental from CRX.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

The Zoo, credited as the No.1 Family Friendly Zoo of United States by Child Magazine is spread across a massive 54 acres of preserved land. Enjoy giraffe feeding at the safari park or pet a goat in the goat yard. The zoo allows you to play with koi, llama or a pony. You can also spot Sumatran tigers, clouded leopard, Indian rhinoceros and many Asian specific species at the Asian gardens section.

Carol Morsani Hall

The Carol Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts hosts opera performances from Opera Tampa. The hall has seating on four levels: orchestra, mezzanine, balcony and gallery with a capacity of 2,552 seats.

Tampa Museum of Art

Located at 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, the museum is open on all days of the week and houses many exhibitions, events and education programs for more than 30 years. for adults and kids alike The museum has recently completed renovations to make it wheel chair accessible.

Tampa Bay History Centre

The 60,000 sq. ft centre chronicles the history of this beautiful city right from its first native inhabitants to recent times. Get familiar with the city's Spanish conquistadors, sports legends and railroad pioneers. It is located at 801 Old Water Street.