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What’s to do in Tampa Florida?
 
For those of you who are considering coming to Florida early, here are just a few attractions it has to offer. If you have any specific interests in mind or questions, please let us know!
 

Nearby Attractions (Distance from hotel)
(13.41mi) Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
(14.1mi) Glazer Children's Museum

(14.43mi) Tampa Bay CityPASS
(15.11mi) The Florida Aquarium
(15.11mi) Tampa Value Ticket

(16.91mi) Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
(16.91mi) Adventure Island Tampa
(17.83mi) Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
(20.92mi) Speed Boat Adventures - Tampa
(30.5mi) Dinosaur World
 
Please note that the picnic /fishing is on Saturday will be at: 
 

Philippe Park
2525 Philippe Pkwy
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

 
The park offers picnicking, a view of Old Tampa Bay along 1 mile of shoreline, a boat launching facility, fishing, and play areas.
 

Who was Odet Philippe?
One of the more colorful figures in Pinellas County’s past, Odet Philippe was the first permanent, non-native settler on the Pinellas County peninsula, acquiring 160 acres of land in what is today Safety Harbor in 1842. He was a successful businessman who introduced cigar making and citrus to Tampa Bay. His descendants, including the McMullen and Booth families, are among the county’s most well-known pioneer clans. Philippe was buried in the park – his former plantation – in 1869, but the exact location of the gravesite is not known.

 
Please stay tuned for more information and details!