Friday, May 04, 2012

Tampa, Florida; free things to do

Friends just asked if there are any free things to do in Tampa, Florida. They have been involved with a long, hard business trip. It is only natural that they would want to treat themselves to a day of fun. There are always free things to do in Tampa, Florida or in any other city. It's just a matter of finding them. This blog post is going to give them a few ideas.

Parks
Nearly every city has a signature park or parks that are usually free. Nashville has Centennial Park and Tampa, Florida has the Ballast Point Park. This city park gets you out of the boardroom and into the great outdoors. It began in the early days of the city. Shade trees, a pier, picnic area and waterfront dining make Ballast Point Park one of the free things to do in Tampa that everyone can enjoy. The address is 5300 Interbay Blvd; Tampa, Florida.

Art
The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum offers a more contemplative experience. Over 3,600 works include sculpture, graphic and other works. Very few of the free things to do in Tampa, Florida can match the quietness of a museum. Find this one at 4202 E. Fowler Ave; CAM 101 in Tampa.

Beaches
Strolling along a beach is a popular way to recharge. No towel for drying off? Pick a spot where you can see the water and have a picnic. It's one of the free things to do in Tampa that can never become boring.

History
Ybor City National Landmark Historic District is perfect thing to see and do for history buffs.  It has been called the Tampa Latin Quarter. A former cigar company is surrounded by restaurants, shops and architecture of an older era. Find a parking space and meander through this section of town all day.

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