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The Pier at St. Petersburg - Situated at the end of 1/4 mile long approach, this five-story inverted pyramid features shops, galleries, restaurants, The Pier Aquarium, dolphin sightseeing cruises, pelican feeding, surrey bike rental, a kid's club, live music, and even boat docks. The top floor of the Pier features a huge observation deck, giving the visitor a truly unique view of the Tampa Bay area.

Busch Gardens - Combining thrill rides with wonderful animal attractions, a day at Busch Gardens will delight everyone in the family. The park is divided into nine different areas representing locations in Africa. Don't miss out on the Bird Gardens and Land of the Dragons, an adventure play area for children. This is an attraction where you can spend all day in the park and still want more-don't miss out!

The Tampa Museum of Art - The Tampa Museum of Art is one of the more popular museums in the Tampa area for art people. The Tampa Museum of Art is the proud culmination of three decades of cooperation among art organizations, private citizens, and government agencies in Tampa and Hillsborough County.

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Outback Bowl - The Outback Bowl is a New Year's Day college football game matching teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. The game is a culmination of a week-long schedule of events throughout the Tampa Bay.

AirFest at MacDill Air Force Base - One of the largest air shows in the Department of Defense, Air Fest features the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performing aerial maneuvers in their F-16 Fighting Falcons. Other air acts include a demonstration of the F-15 Strike Eagle, fly-bys by the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer bombers, and the KC-135 Stratotanker. This show is usually in mid April.

Florida State Fair - The annual Florida State Fair is a salute to the state's best in the agriculture and equestrian industry including an abundance of shows, music, rides, food and shopping for 12 consecutive days. Excitement is in the air all over the fairgrounds with plenty of free entertainment included with admission.

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Maggiano's Little Italy - Our fabulous patio has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence. Maggiano's specializes in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts.

Pollo Tropical - Started in Florida, this local favorite is one that you won't want to pass up! Pollo Tropical operates more than 90 stores in the East. Serving Caribbean Ribs, Churrasco Steaks, and the famous Grilled Tropical Wings.

Soul of Korea - It's called the"Soul" of Korea for a reason, and it certainly lives up to its namesake. This small restaurant, offers a wide variety of traditional Korean food, special favorites including the bulgogi meat dish, kimchi. and zucchini pancakes.

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