Kick off your day in Tampa Bay at Datz, a popular breakfast spot in the area that serves dishes such as oatmeal, quiches, pastries and donuts from $2 in the bakery and egg sammies from $10 in the restaurant.
For those wishing to bask in the sunshine, relax on the soft sand and take a dip in the emerald waters at Fort De Soto Park, once named America’s Top Beach by TripAdvisor. A $5 beach parking permit gives visitors access to more than seven miles of waterfront, three miles of beautiful sandy beach, two fishing piers and a dog park. Another fun way to soak up the sun is a visit to Lowry Park Zoo, a well-stocked zoo full of Florida panthers, elephants, zebras, African penguins and more. Open daily with an adult admission price of $24.95.
Feast on Tampa’s signature sandwich, the Cuban, for lunch at the Floridian, known for serving one of the best and least expensive Cuban sandwiches in town. Enjoy a seven-inch sandwich filled with ham, spiced pork, Genoa salami, imported Swiss cheese and dill pickles for $5.49.
Escape the Florida heat and humidity in the afternoon with a visit to the Dalí Museum, a beautiful dome-shaped museum on the waterfront that is a work of surrealist art itself. A $21 ticket gives you access to the largest collection of the renowned artist outside of Europe, featuring more than 2,000 pieces. Pop into Café Gala for tapas snacks starting from $5.50.
For beer lovers, take a tour of the popular Cigar City Brewery, where you can see the entire operation, from the tasting room to the production building, and enjoy a beer in a souvenir pint glass for $5. Yeungling’s second facility also offers brewery tours, with samplings throughout the week and on Saturday free of charge.
Finish the day with dinner and a show at the landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood. Florida’s oldest restaurant and the world’s largest Spanish restaurant offers diners a taste of local flavor, with classic tapas starting from $6.50, entrees from $18, paella from $24 and sangria from $6.95 per glass. For a $6 cover charge Monday through Saturday. guests can also experience the fire of Flamenco dancing with nightly shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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