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Check Out these “Can’t Miss” Tampa Florida Family Fun Vacation Favorites!

Goofy Faces Means Family Fun in the Sun!

If you’re planning a vacation to Florida for winter break this year, put Tampa at the top of your list for unique and memorable family fun! With beautiful beaches right on the Gulf Coast, great hotels and restaurants, and world-class attractions, Tampa has something every family will enjoy.

Fun face painting of an elephant by Goofy Faces artist.

Capture the fun at The Tampa Zoo with a face painting or caricature by Goofy Faces.

Visit Family Friendly Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

Travel around the world at Zoo Tampa! Besides wildlife from the local area, you’ll see animals from similar climates, such as Asia, Africa and Australia. With an emphasis on local, endangered, threatened and vulnerable species, this award-winning zoo delights kids of all ages.

Visit an African elephant herd, Patas monkeys and more on your guided tour in an open-air safari vehicle. Board the Overland Express in the Wallaroo region for a fabulous train ride around the park! Check out one of the exclusive “back stage” or animal “meet and greet” experiences offered by Zoo Tampa to really get up close and personal with your favorite animals!

What better way to remember your favorite animal than having it painted on your face! Visit the Goofy Faces caricature and face painting stand at Zoo Tampa in the Center Court, between the Carousel and Wallaroo.

The Florida Aquarium Has Something for Everyone

Fun Kissing Fish face painting by Goofy Faces.

Remember your family fun visit to The Florida Aquarium with a Goofy Faces face painting or caricature.

In the heart of downtown Tampa and easily accessible by Trolley, The Florida Aquarium should be on everyone’s must-do list! Learn about local and exotic sea creatures and The Florida Aquarium’s many programs to save the habitats all over our planet.  The sea turtle, shark and coral research and rescue programs work to protect these vulnerable creatures in Florida and around the world. More importantly, The Florida Aquarium also houses the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center, a non-profit “acute care facility for injured, sick and orphaned wild manatees.”

If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Wild Dolphin Cruise! Ever wanted to get up close with fish, sea turtles, sharks and other underwater dwellers? You can at The Florida Aquarium with a backstage tour, sea life adventure or swim & dive experience! Be sure to schedule and book these experiences in advance (not included with admission, additional fees apply).

Remember your special family fun day at The Florida Aquarium by visiting the Goofy Faces caricature and face painting stand. You’ll find our artists in action in the main lobby next to the entrance to the cafeteria on weekends plus daily whenever school is out.

Check out VisitTampaBay.com for special pricing on combined tickets to the Tampa Zoo and Florida Aquarium.

Robert Bauer