Happy Friday fellow Tampa lovers!  Jessica here with an update on some great ideas of things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend!!!  Pretty sure we've got something for everyone ~

If you're in the mood for a little thrill and adventure this weekend, then take the whole family to Busch Gardens for the day! (They have a great deal for Florida residents; admission to Busch Gardens also gets you in free to Adventure Island -- two great parks, for the price of one!).  Also, while you're there, be sure to check out Darren Romeo, a world-renowned magician as he performs live every night at the park!  www.buschgardens.com

Check out the Florida Aquarium @ www.flaquarium.orgMaybe the kids are up for an undersea adventure, in which case they would love the Florida Aquarium (great for both the young ones and adults)!  After the aquarium you could try a game of bowling or just relax with dinner in Channelside (either way, make sure you cool down with some ice cream).  But don't forget about the Channelside Cinemas IMAX theatre and be sure to catch a showing of Disney's G-Force movie in 3-D!!! Check it all out @ www.channelsidebayplaza.com

Visit www.ShopInternationalPlaza.com for great deals!Now, if you ladies are planning a girls' weekend, then I've got just the thing -- why not some Tampa Bay shopping?  Between the International Plaza & Bay Street, Channelside shops, Ybor City, and Old Hyde Park Village boutiques you're sure to be busy!  Make some time to enjoy a casual lunch with friends and don't forget to make an appointment at one of the many luxury salon & spas in Tampa Bay for some much needed R&R (as you primp for the evening) 
www.oldhydepark.com


Visit www.Saddlebrook.com for more golf informationGentlemen, I haven't forgetten... while the girls are off getting their massages and manicures, how about a man day?  Try to golf Tampa Bay at one of the many courses such as Saddlebrooke Resort or TPC Tampa Bay. www.tpctampabay.com  Once the 18 holes are complete, try some dinner at a sports bar and catch some Tampa Bay Rays baseball on the big screen (they take on the Mariners in Seattle this weekend), don't forget to order your buddy a cold one, Cheers!

Tampa Bay sunsetLastly, for those of you still not tired.... once the sun sets be sure to check out Tampa Bay nightlife!  Whether you're headed to the Green Iguana in Ybor City or the SOHO strip in South Tampa -- you'll always find great dining, drinks, and dancing everywhere you go.
www.tboextra.com/nightlife has more great ideas!

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