The Tampa Bay Area Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Tampa Bay Area - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Anna Maria Bayfront Park

  • Beach–Sight

This narrow yet secluded beach fronts Tampa Bay at Passage Key Inlet and the Gulf of Mexico. It's also situated between two fishing piers.

Coquina Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Singles and families flock to Coquina Beach, a wider swath of sand is at the southern end of Anna Maria Island. Beach walkers love this...

Cortez Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Towering Australian pines greet you at the entrance of this popular beach park, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Amenities:...

De Soto National Memorial

  • Museum/Gallery

One of the first Spanish explorers to land in North America, Hernando de Soto came ashore with his men and 200 horses near what is now...

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in the 1840s, this antebellum mansion five miles northeast of Bradenton was home to Major Robert Gamble and is the headquarters...

Greer Island Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Just across the inlet on the northern tip of Longboat Key, Greer Island Beach is accessible by boat or by car via North Shore Boulevard...

Manatee Beach Park

  • Beach–Sight

In the middle of Anna Maria Island, Manatee County Beach is popular with beachgoers of all ages. Paid parking is in the gravel lot next...

Pine Avenue

  • Neighborhood/Street

Anna Maria Island's newly restored "Main Street" features numerous upscale mom-and-pop boutiques, including beach-appropriate clothiers,...

Robinson Preserve

  • House/Mansion/Villa

With miles of trails that wind through wetlands and mangroves to lookout towers and peaceful waterfront spots, this Manatee County park...

Solomon's Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

For a visit to the wild and weird side, particularly fun for children, head to this "castle" about 45 minutes east of Bradenton through...

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