The 25 best things to do with an out-of-towner in Tampa Bay

You have family and friends visiting town and you have some good restaurants to take them to, but other than that you're stumped. Here's our guide for tourist-y things to do in Tampa Bay, chock-full of food, booze, sightseeing, and maybe even a little local history.

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 Stuff your face at the Dunedin food walking tour  
221 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698 ,  813-310-4401
This Downtown Dunedin food tour will have you loosening your belt by the end of this three hour culinary journey. Your tour guide will take you to and from locally owned restaurants, like the iconic Hog Island Fish Camp and Sea Sea Riders, and breweries to taste their house specialities. Burn off some of those calories (or cramp up) and learn some Dunedin cultural history on this walking food tour. 
Photo via  Sea Sea Riders/Facebook

Stuff your face at the Dunedin food walking tour

221 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698 , 813-310-4401
This Downtown Dunedin food tour will have you loosening your belt by the end of this three hour culinary journey. Your tour guide will take you to and from locally owned restaurants, like the iconic Hog Island Fish Camp and Sea Sea Riders, and breweries to taste their house specialities. Burn off some of those calories (or cramp up) and learn some Dunedin cultural history on this walking food tour.

Photo via Sea Sea Riders/Facebook
 Take the drive down to Fort Desoto for a family beach escape  
3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715, (727) 582-2267  
Clearwater Beach may get all the accolades, but if you’re looking for a shoreline experience that’s a little (OK, a lot) more natural, Fort De Soto is pretty much impossible to beat. It’s actually a tight group of five islands featuring everything from sandy beaches to mangrove hammocks to its historic namesake fort. The fishing and kayaking are superb, as are the beach areas there’s camping, too, but we’re definitely not up for that during the season, along with two fishing piers, a boat launch, a dog beach, and trips across the mouth of the bay to Egmont Key, as well. 
Photo via  Spark for Visit Florida

Take the drive down to Fort Desoto for a family beach escape

3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg, FL 33715, (727) 582-2267
Clearwater Beach may get all the accolades, but if you’re looking for a shoreline experience that’s a little (OK, a lot) more natural, Fort De Soto is pretty much impossible to beat. It’s actually a tight group of five islands featuring everything from sandy beaches to mangrove hammocks to its historic namesake fort. The fishing and kayaking are superb, as are the beach areas there’s camping, too, but we’re definitely not up for that during the season, along with two fishing piers, a boat launch, a dog beach, and trips across the mouth of the bay to Egmont Key, as well.

Photo via Spark for Visit Florida
Step into a surreal world at the Dali Museum   
1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701,  (727) 823-3767  
Sitting on the relaxing waterfront of Downtown St.Petersburg, The Dali Museum is a Tampa Bay gem of art history and stunning architecture. The home to some of Dali’s most popular pieces and a traveling exhibit that changes about once a year, this is the place to take your visitors if they’re art-savvy at all. And even if they’re not, they’ll enjoy the museum’s architecture, garden, and cafe. 
Photo via  The Dalí Museum/Facebook

Step into a surreal world at the Dali Museum

1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 823-3767
Sitting on the relaxing waterfront of Downtown St.Petersburg, The Dali Museum is a Tampa Bay gem of art history and stunning architecture. The home to some of Dali’s most popular pieces and a traveling exhibit that changes about once a year, this is the place to take your visitors if they’re art-savvy at all. And even if they’re not, they’ll enjoy the museum’s architecture, garden, and cafe.

Photo via The Dalí Museum/Facebook
  Relax at the massive pink landmark that is the Don CeSar 
The Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, 727-360-1881
The Don CeSar, the unmistakable pink palace of St. Pete Beach, offers a luxurious stay, beautiful view of St. Pete Beach, and features a number of indulgent treatments and amenities in their Spa Oceana. Their beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mexico will have all of your visitors taking pictures at sunset. The Don CeSar is too iconic of a landmark for out-of-towners to skip on their site-seeing endeavors. 
Photo via  Don Cesar/Facebook

Relax at the massive pink landmark that is the Don CeSar

The Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, 727-360-1881
The Don CeSar, the unmistakable pink palace of St. Pete Beach, offers a luxurious stay, beautiful view of St. Pete Beach, and features a number of indulgent treatments and amenities in their Spa Oceana. Their beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mexico will have all of your visitors taking pictures at sunset. The Don CeSar is too iconic of a landmark for out-of-towners to skip on their site-seeing endeavors.

Photo via Don Cesar/Facebook
 Explore the endless possibilities at Armature Works 
1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, (813) 250-3725  
With how jam packed Armature Works is with different restaurants, cafes, artisan shops and activities, there’s no doubt that even the pickiest member of the family will find something they like.  This massive, family-friendly warehouse space will entertain all of your out-of-towners for a few hours, whether they’re eating, playing, drinking, or napping on one of their comfortable couches. 
Photo via Armature Works/Facebook

Explore the endless possibilities at Armature Works

1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, (813) 250-3725
With how jam packed Armature Works is with different restaurants, cafes, artisan shops and activities, there’s no doubt that even the pickiest member of the family will find something they like. This massive, family-friendly warehouse space will entertain all of your out-of-towners for a few hours, whether they’re eating, playing, drinking, or napping on one of their comfortable couches.

Photo via Armature Works/Facebook