You can easily spend the whole day at Busch Gardens or Adventure Island waterpark. With an extraordinary atmosphere filled with 12,000 exotic animals in their natural habitats, hair-raising rides and live entertainment, it's fun for the whole family.
A world-class facility featuring more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals, the Florida Aquarium, educates as well as entertains. The aquarium offers behind-the-scenes tours, and certified divers 15 years of age and older can swim with sharks.
See Europe without leaving Florida in Dunedin where a restored village-like atmosphere showcases unique boutiques, eclectic restaurants and a collection of antique stores. Walk, hike, bike or skate on a paved trail (part of the Pinellas Trail) winding through downtown. Enjoy Florida's "best beers" brewed locally. Immerse in Celtic traditions and culture at the Scottish heritage festivals.
Tarpon Springs, founded in the early 1900s by fishermen from Greece who came to harvest the natural sponges. Dubbed "Sponge Capital of the World," vestiges of that life are still evident today. Its waterfront is a working seaport and shopping district with the unmistakable feel of a Greek fishing village.
Madeira Beach is home to John's Pass Village and Boardwalk and Hubbard's Marina.
Safety Harbor remains well known for the relaxing healing waters of the Espiritu Santo Springs that flow through the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa.