Tampa offers plenty for visitors to do and see without spending a dime. Year-round sunshine and warmer temperatures make for lots of free outdoor activities, but there are also tempting indoor attractions to choose from. To help you make the most of your vacation dollar, 10 Best has put together a list of the top free things to do while you're in Tampa.
Tops on our list is the Tampa Riverwalk. Part scenic walkway, part history lesson, this 2.5 mile trail is studded with small parks and winds along downtown waterways, past most of the city's most popular attractions including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Florida Aquarium. There are also plenty of resting spots along the way where you can have a beverage or a bite to eat.
In the winter months, the Manatee Viewing Center is a popular free activity. Attracted by the warm waters generated by the nearby power plant, manatees congregate to enjoy a respite from the cooler bay waters. An observation deck and information area allow visitors to enjoy these gentle and intriguing animals.
Whatever your interests, from history to nature, there are opportunities to enjoy yourself in Tampa for FREE!