Last month, my family spent a long weekend in Tampa. The three nights were devoted to our youngsters, as well as all of us took them first to the Aquarium as well as then to the Zoo. I was not overly happy for either 1 of these activities. The system of spending hours touring an aquarium as well as a zoo sounded excruciating. At the Florida Aquarium, all of us saw more than twenty thousand plants as well as animals from the local section as well as beyond. The up-close view of the marine life was fascinating. Plus, there were “touch tanks,” where my youngsters were able to interact with marine life. It was entirely a learning experience, as well as there was nearly an endless amount of things to do as well as see. The Tampa Aquarium is 250,000 square feet as well as took us all afternoon to explore. I most enjoyed the octopus as well as shark collection, while my youngsters were thrilled by the penguins, otters as well as alligators… The following afternoon, all of us headed to the Zoo, which is situated at Lowry Park in Tampa. This particular zoo is well known for having 1 of the most elegant, tropical wildlife settings in the world. My youngsters were able to feed the giraffes as well as get up close with wallabies. We saw rhinos, stingrays, monkeys as well as lorikeets. There was also a roller coaster, bumper boats as well as a carousel. Although I’ve been to a lot of unusual zoos, the 1 in Tampa is by far the best. There is a Manatee Aquatic Center, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviary as well as Asian Gardens, which provided something interesting for every member of the family. By the time we’d spent more than one full nights at the Aquarium as well as Zoo, all of us were all ready to simply relax as well as prefer the weather in Tampa. We found a nice quiet spot along the waterfront, as well as spent the last afternoon of our trip simply playing games as well as soaking up the sun.