Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tampa Bucket List

It's looking more and more like we will be making the move to Chicago in 2011. I told TG I wanted to make a bucket list of things to do in Tampa before we leave. I will be blogging about these adventures as we complete them.

Let me know if you have any additional suggestions! Or just comment and say hello. You have no idea how much your comments make my day : )

1) Attend the Annual Gasparilla festivities. Check. Read about it here.

2) Go to the Florida State Fair. (Scheduled for this weekend!)

3) Visit the Yuengling Brewery for tour and tastings.

4) Take the dogs to the dog beach on Davis Island.

5) Visit the Lowry Park Zoo. (Ya'll know I love a good zoo.)

6) Eat at Bern's Steakhouse (also scheduled for this weekend--TG's Grandparents are in the area visiting!)

7) Visit the Hard Rock Casino. (Slot machines for me!)

8) Visit the Aquarium in Tampa. See penguins at Aquarium.

9) Visit the Dali Museum.


  1. a) i'm jealous that you're in sunny florida. it's FREEZING here.
    b) i'm jealous that you're probably moving to chicago. i love it there!
    c) the end :)

  2. Bern's is such a fun experience! You must take the kitchen and wine cellar tour AND eat in the dessert room after dinner! I hope you love it. DH & I love to share the special chateaubriand which has been aged for some extra time. If they have it, you should try it! Have fun! I think you may need to venture outside of Tampa too to see other parts of Florida. Will you have to find a new job in Chicago?

  3. You should look into the Strawberry Festival in Plant City (I think?). Total cheese. But fun.

  4. I've lived in Tampa for the past 8 years and I haven't done half of the things on this list! I would definitely add the Strawberry Festival to your list. Also, have you gone to Rockaways on Clearwater beach? That's one of my favorite restaurants. And...if you're ever out to the North (my way) Wiregrass has great shopping and some of my favorite restaurants!