100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay in 2022

Looking for things to do in Tampa Bay? You’ve come to the right place because I’ve created a list of 100 of them!

  1. Spend the day at Busch Gardens. In the summer time, visit Adventure Island too!
  2. Tour the Tampa Theatre and watch a movie there too!
  3. Take in a football game at Raymond James Stadium
  4. Watch the Lightning play at Amalie Arena
  5. Try your luck at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa
  6. Have a fancy shmancy dinner at one of Hard Rock’s restaurants
  7. Get your steak on at Bern’s – don’t forget to hit the dessert room after dinner!
  8. Have a cocktail on the roof at Edge Rooftop Bar at the Epicurean Hotel
  9. Take a cooking class at Publix
  10. Go bowling at Splitsville
  11. Grab a bite to eat on the water at Ukelele’s. Now, it’s technically in Land O’ Lakes, but worth the drive! Be sure to visit on a night that they have live music.
  12. Learn line dancing at The Roundup or The Dallas Bull
  13. Take in a Broadway show at The Straz
  14. Go for a walk on the Tampa Riverwalk
  15. Head to Jackson’s for some yummy sushi
  16. Talk to the fishies at the Florida Aquarium
  17. Get your science on at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
  18. Enjoy a sunset cruise with StarLite Cruises – I actually got married on the StarLite Majesty in 2006!
  19. Watch the Rays play at Tropicana Field
  20. Visit the animals at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
  21. Tour Tampa, St. Pete or Clearwater on a Segway – I did this in St. Pete. So much fun!
  22. Race your friends in go-karts at Grand Prix Tampa
  23. Explore the American Victory Ship & Museum
  24. Have a picnic at Cypress Point Park – then stick around to play disc golf, walk the trails, or even lay on the beach while watching planes take off and land every few minutes.
  25. Get your laugh on at the Tampa Improv or Sidesplitters Comedy Club
  26. Speedboat your way around Tampa Bay
  27. Play a different type of golf game at TopGolf
  28. Take a helicopter tour of Tampa Bay – I did this, and it was ahhhhhmazing! We left out of Davis Island airport
  29. Try your hand at flying a plane – You can take a flying lesson at a place like Tampa North Flight Center
  30. Admire the large felines at Big Cat Rescue
  31. Bet on the horses at Tampa Bay Downs
  32. Pour your own candles at Candle Pour in Hyde Park. You can choose your own scent, and select your vessel, and then pour your perfect candle at the pour bar. How fun is that?!?
  33. Sing your heart out at a concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
  34. Check out an expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Or if it’s February, actually attend the Florida State Fair
  35. Then, in March head to Plant City for the Strawberry Festival
  36. Get cultured at the Tampa Museum of Art
  37. Go for a bike ride, in the water. No really! You can go water biking with Tampa Water Bikes!
  38. Head to any library and rent books, music, movies, and even video games!
  39. Golf at one of the amazing courses around Tampa Bay! I’ve always been partial to the Westchase Golf Club
  40. Feed the Pelicans at the Pier in St. Pete
  41. Or if you’re in Clearwater, take in one of the sunset movies at Pier 60 on the weekends
  42. If you’re into abstract paintings, check out the Salvador Dali Museum
  43. Take in a soccer game at the Rowdies stadium
  44. Go bar hopping in Ybor City
  45. Grab lunch at one of the eateries in Sparkman Wharf
  46. Get a massage at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater. I personally recommend their aromatherapy massages. It’s the only one I’ve ever fallen asleep during because it was soooooooo relaxing!
  47. Have dinner at the Maritana Grill at the pink palace, aka The Don Cesar
  48. Enjoy a delicious grouper sandwich at Frenchy’s in Clearwater
  49. Drink and dine at Caddy’s St. Pete Beach
  50. Indulge in a wine tasting at Cru Cellars inside Armature Works, and then grab some ice cream at Astro Ice Cream Co.
  51. Swim with the manatees in Crystal River
  52. Get flashed, or rather see what subjects have been flashed at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  53. Get your history on at the Tampa Bay History Center
  54. Go for a run or walk on Bayshore Boulevard – I recommend going at sunrise or sunset for the best views
  55. Canoe down Hillsbrough River from Hillsborough River State Park
  56. Stroll through Bulls Country – dine at the USF Marshall Center and then walk the grounds of the campus
  57. Go shopping at International Plaza and the Shops at Bay Street
  58. Tour the Yuengling Brewery and then sample their beers
  59. Take in a baseball game at George M. Steinbrenner Field
  60. Enjoy a taste of Thailand with a visit to the Wat Mongkolrata Temple
  61. Stop by the Florida Cane Distillery and enjoy a tasting
  62. Get a beer flight at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg
  63. Enjoy a sunset walk at Vinoy Park
  64. Bring your furry friend to Davis Island Dog Beach
  65. Take time to smell the flowers at University of South Florida’s Botanical Gardens
  66. Get a glimpse of firefighting history at the Tampa Firefighters Museum
  67. Try your hand at Glassblowing in Gulfport
  68. Get your dance on at The Castle in Ybor City
  69. Back the blue with a visit to the Tampa Police Museum
  70. Climb the walls at Vertical Ventures
  71. Try to escape at The Great Escape Room Tampa
  72. Paint pottery at You Do the Dishes
  73. Try and get a good deal at one of the many thrift shops in Tampa – My favorites have always been The Spring Thrift Store, Hope Children’s Home, and Life’s Treasures
  74. Explore the Oldsmar Flea Market to see what treasures await.
  75. Take a water taxi around downtown Tampa or ride an eBoat
  76. Throw axes at Axe Throwing Tampa
  77. Explore Michael Murphy Gallery and check out the art of the locals
  78. Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Though it’s smaller than the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, because it’s a working marine rescue center, you get a completely different experience
  79. Try inventive foods at Datz and Datz Dough
  80. Go deep sea fishing
  81. Look for those who’ve not crossed over in a ghost tour – I went on one through downtown Tampa
  82. Go skydiving – you can either jump out of a plane in Zephyrhills like my husband did, or do it indoors at a place like iFly Indoor Skydiving
  83. Find your balance with stand up paddleboarding in Safety Harbor or really any place that offers it in Tampa Bay
  84. Tour the Cigar Facotry in Ybor City
  85. Cycle your way through a brew or two with the Kraken Cycleboats tour
  86. Go parasailing at Clearwater Beach
  87. Visit the original Hooters in Clearwater
  88. Indulge in Christmas year round at Robert’s Christmas Wonderland
  89. Savor the sweetness at Dylan’s Candy Bar at the airport and then watch the planes taking off and landing. That’s always been one of my favorite things to do is visit the airport, walk around the shops and then watch the planes. Maybe I’m weird though 🤣
  90. Dine while you watch a movie at CineBistro
  91. Ride the Trolley’s from Ybor City to downtown Tampa and back
  92. Take aim at Shooters World gun range
  93. Bounce of the walls at AirHeads Trampoline Arena
  94. Go to the beach – why is this so far down on the list you ask? I lived in Tampa for 35 years and went to the beach maybe 35 times, if that. I’m more of a pool girl than a beach girl. To each their own! Personally, of the two areas, I prefer St. Pete Beaches to Clearwater beaches because they always felt less crowded. Again – it’s a preference thing I suppose.
  95. Try scuba diving. I did this with Calypso Divers in Tampa because they had a saltwater pool to try it out before attempting open water.
  96. Tap into your inner Katniss Everdeen and try archery at Adventures Archery shooting range
  97. Play pool at Peabody’s – This was a favorite hangout for years for me and my husband
  98. Snap some pics with a Tampa Bay Photography Tour
  99. Revisit yesteryear and indulge in rollerskating at United Skates of America or Skateworld – I won’t tell you how many Fridays I spent at Skateworld growing up. The big reason? I lost count!
  100. DIY Bus Tour – Get an all day bus pass, and tour Tampa by bus. This was actually one of the first dates my husband and I ever went on. We started near USF and hopped all over Tampa having lunch and snacks at various stops around the city. It was one of my favorite dates we ever went on!