Busch Gardens is undeniably a strong draw for the Tampa Bay area, as it combines an excellent zoo with some of the best roller coasters you’ll encounter. Sprawling over 300 acres and the area’s biggest theme park draws big crowds. Despite the theme park atmosphere, the real stars are the thousands of animals wandering around African-style environments.
Despite the woolly mammoth-sized admission price, a trip to Busch Gardens is worth it. You should probably pay out $16 more per person for a Next-day Ticket, which will entitle you to a visit the following day. Consider a combination ticket to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Stop at the Visitor Information Center (813-985-3601; 3601E Busch Blvd; 10am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, to 2pm Sun) across from the park for discounted tickets which will save you time as well as money.
You can use the Skyride cable car as an orientation tour. The Hospitality Center overlooking … Read More