Tampa is a great place for a family holiday. A decent selection of entertainment centers, parks, modern cinemas and other leisure centers is offered to vacationers. The Adventure Island water park is known far outside of the city; it is an oasis of adventure with an abundance of different rides and recreational areas. The opening of the water park took place in 1980. Its territory covers more than 12 square kilometers; apart from different rides it has attractive restaurants and cafes.
A unique entertainment center is a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay decorated in a unique African style. This park was also opened long ago, in 1959. Now it is in great demand of both locals and tourists alike. High roller coasters and play areas for the kids, a beautiful zoo and fun entertaining programs daily draw hundreds of visitors to the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
A lot of impressions would appear after a visit to the Florida aquarium, which is justifiably proud of its huge collection of reef animals. In addition to the colorful fish, the aquarium is home to rare species of sea turtles, alligators and other marine predators. There is one of the best zoos in the country – Lowry – in Tampa. Its territory is inhabited by about one and a half thousand animals including the Red Book primates, graceful panthers, sea cows, birds and reptiles. The zoo terrarium is especially popular among young visitors, as the reptile exhibition in Lowry is particularly amazing.