Comfort Suites At Fairgrounds-Casino
4506 Oak Fair Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: (813) 868-7770
Fax: (813) 868-7771
4506 Oak Fair Boulevard, Tampa, FL, US, 33610
- Phone: (813) 868-7770
- Fax: (813) 868-7771
Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island’s 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions.
At Busch Gardens, animals roam free and you are the outsider. You can see the park by monorail, cable car or train. Roller coasters, wild animals, entertaining shows, rides, food, shopping, sightseeing, bird shows, exotic flowers, train rides, Serengeti adventures, river rapids...the list goes merrily on. Wear comfy walking shoes and spend the day at this 300-acre park. You can even taste the Anheuser Busch brew that started it all. Busch Gardens is open year-round with varying schedules. Call or see website for details.
Tampa's Ybor City, began its intriguing history when cigar makers settled here after a disastrous fire that drove the industry north from Key West. Today it is a National Historic Landmark District lined with old buildings and historic sites. Today's Ybor is a lively and popular shopping, dining and entertainment district featuring everything from museums to flamenco dancing and of course, plenty of cigars. The area really comes alive when the sun sets with a bevy of nightlife options. Do not miss the annual Halloween Parade, known as the Mama Guava Stumble or Guava-ween!
The ultimate family adventure park, this amusement park offers an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent including a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos complete with over 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops, and interactive games.
The Roland Manteiga statue is the statue of an editor of the La Gaceta weekly newspaper that was the only trilingual newspaper in the U.S. started by his father. This statue stands as a replica of Roland Manteiga reading his own newspaper on the streets of Tampa. The statue is a great attraction to the tourists as well as locals that speaks of a lot of stories about Roland and his father. One can surely visit this statue and gain knowledge about the history of the trilingual newspaper as well click some pictures while one stands along with the statue.
Created as the ultimate entertainment destination for people of all ages, this unique venue combines the best games, attractions, music, video, and technology in a dynamic environment. The Jax Grill and the HopScotch Lounge are on site for a complete entertainment experience, as well as over 180 games for all ages.
A hub for outdoor activities, this Tampa park offers visitors the opportunity to hike, fish, kayak, and more. The little ones can let loose on the playground structure and the picnic tables and barbecue's are perfect for a summer gathering. A nature center informs visitors on the local flora and fauna along with the extensive hiking trail information.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset, Trout Creek Park is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll by the river, leisurely jog throughout the park, or a group picnic. Trout Creek has numerous picnic tables located along the trail with convenient access to parking. For larger groups, there are several pavilions equipped with electricity and grills. The park is popular with local residents for canoeing, boating, and fishing excursions on the Hillsborough River. Within the park, visitors have access to easy hiking trails, primitive trails, and off-road cycling trails. The park is pet friendly and equipped with water fountains, restroom facilities, pay phone. - Vickie Ferguson
The Florida Aquarium gives visitors an all-access pass to the mysteries of the deep. Observe seahorses, lobsters, colorful fish, moray eels, gators, river otters, Australian sea dragons and many more. If you're feeling truly adventurous, take advantage of the “Swim with the Fishes” or “Dive with the Sharks” programs (advance reservations required). Kids will love the wide range of colorful and fun-filled interactive displays. The aquarium also sponsors ecotours aboard a 64-foot catamaran, affording patrons an opportunity to get even more up-close-and-personal with the sea. See website for complete list of attractions, calendar of events and more.
Since 1933 the Tampa Greyhound Track has been offering live racing and today it's still running strong with its six-month schedule of live greyhound racing. Whether you go in the evening or take in an early matinee, you'll witness fantastic races from start to finish. Please note, flashing cameras are not allowed. Along with live greyhound racing, you can also catch on Thoroughbred racing as well as Harness racing and Jai-Alai all year round. The Clubhouse offers a daily menu of delicious selections in case you want to have a bite with you pet. Reservations are accepted. Dress appropriately for Clubhouse dining.
The StarShip Yacht provides two-hour dining cruises along with 4-star menu selections prepared daily by the ship's chef. Enjoy the Sunday Brunch Buffet Cruise featuring breakfast and lunch selections or the Lunch Cruise, which offers a 3-course meal including appetizer, entree and dessert. While cruising the waters of Tampa Bay, a narration of historical points of interest is provided on both cruises. For an evening of fun, the Dinner Cruise offers a 3-course meal, live music, bar and dancing under the moonlight. Throughout the year, special cruises have been scheduled for holidays and special events. Reservations required. Price: Brunch and Lunch Adults: $44.95 Child: $31.95 Dinner Adults: $79.95 Child: $44.95
Old Tampa Free Public Library or the Exceptional Children Education Center building represents architectural design that dates back to the early 1900s. The Carnegie Corporation provided funds for the library’s construction. Listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this historical landmark was restored by the Tampa city.