- The list below includes 233 free or cheap things to do in or near Tampa, Florida, including 82 different types of inexpensive activities like Neighborhoods, Breweries, History Museums and Parks.
- From Lettuce Lake Park to Bayshore Boulevard, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Tampa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Tarpon Springs, Largo, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Named after George M. Steinbrenner, Steinbrenner Field is a baseball stadium that opened in 1996 and is the full-time home of the Tampa Yankees. The stadium, which also hosts other events such as concerts, seats over 11,000 people and has 13 luxury suites that hold up to 20 people each.
Downtown Tampa is home to various museums and performing arts centers, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Area attractions include the Tampa Museum of Art and Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, along with events like the Fall Urban Art Market.
Built as a movie palace in 1926, the Tampa Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to play its Wurlitzer organ before shows. Most of the movies played are either old or new classics with some independent films presented every month.
Cigar City Brewing is a local craft brewery that produces a large selection of IPA, Ale, and Porter beers. Visitors to the brewery commonly enjoy taking tours of the facility and tasting the many productions in the brewery's tasting room.
Six days a week, visitors to Ybor City Historic Walking Tours can take a two hour tour of the city with a knowledgeable guide. Some historical features touched on are cigar production, gangsters and the prohibition era.
One of the most notable services of Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding are their paddleboarding classes which can be customized for the individual skill level of the students involved. Yet, they also offer adventure tours of the local waterways along with fitness and yoga classes.
Located in the Tampa Bay Hotel, built in 1891 and a National Historic Landmark, the Henry B. Plant Museum will take you back in time to the Spanish-American War. Beautifully restored, each room contains artifacts, décor and mementos from the bygone era.
Roughly 12,000 years of powerful stories are told at the Tampa Bay History Center through a variety of artifacts and exhibits. Guests can learn about the early exploration of Florida, learn about cattle drives, and view a replica 1920s era cigar store.
The Glazer Children's Museum is a childrenâ€™s museum dedicated to creating learning environments where children can play and discover. The museum offers several hands-on exhibits as well as educational programs and camps.