It’s a short drive from Ruskin to all the Tampa Bay area’s entertainment and activities. Whether you enjoy attractions with thrilling rides and exotic animals, year round pro sports action, abundant shopping and dining, immersing yourself in culture, or just taking leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk, it is all available when you visit Tampa Bay.
Little Harbor Marina
Little Harbor Marina in Ruskin
Rides! Shows! Animals!
We don’t even know where to begin! Experience thrilling coasters and extraordinary rides for the whole family. Enjoy family-friendly, live entertainment from world-class performers. Plus, Busch Gardens is home to more than 200 species of animals. Go on an award-winning Serengeti Safari and connect with animals in a way unlike anywhere else with a tour today.
Make a Splash!
Located right across the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Race down rapids, try Virtual Reality snorkeling, float along the lazy river, dig your toes into the sand, or relax all day in a private cabana!
STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The largest theater complex in the Southeast hosts a Broadway series fall through spring, homegrown theater troupes, and the Florida Orchestra, and is the only one with an on-site performing arts conservatory.
A not-for-profit organization, the Straz Center (formerly known as Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) serves more than 600,000 people annually, presenting and producing world-class performances in dance, music and theater in its five theaters.
Something for Everyone.
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA AND BAY STREET
International Plaza, adjacent to Tampa International Airport, is the most distinctive shopping and dining destination of Florida’s West Coast. Three fashionable department stores, over 200 specialty shops and Bay Street at the Plaza… an open-air village of fine restaurants and small boutiques. Come enjoy dining and the nightlife on Bay Street, our vibrant outdoor village filled with an exciting collection of restaurants.
Your adventure starts here.
THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM
Rated among the best aquariums in the US, The Florida Aquarium welcomes visitors to experience a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals – including sea turtles, sharks, lemurs, otters – with the goal of building awareness and inspiring conservation action. More than a must-see attraction, The Florida Aquarium is working to protect and restore our blue planet through conservation efforts that included ground-breaking research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s coral and sea turtle populations.
Play. Discover. Connect.
GLAZER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Play with purpose at the Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa’s interactive, learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. Whatever children love to do – dress up, climb high, make art, build things — this museum on downtown’s central Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a trove of kid-friendly treasures while it teaches them resilience, problem-solving, risk-taking, and empathy.
Tampa’s latest outdoor and entertainment destination.
Sparkman Wharf is a dynamic and vibrant piece of Tampa Bay’s downtown waterfront. A vibrant mix of culinary creations by Tampa Bay’s top chefs makes this outdoor waterfront space the place to be before or after a Tampa Bay Lightning game at nearby Amalie Arena. Enjoy unique Tex-Mex cuisine from Michelin chef, Joe Isidori, at the new JOTORO. The centerpiece biergarten features dozens of local beers while the incredible green space plays hosts to concerts, movies, and games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
OPEN YOUR IMAGINATION.
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires the residents of the Tampa Bay region and others around the world by providing engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s largest museums devoted to the art of our time, the museum’s permanent collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.