The BELONG Tour is coming to Tampa on October 14-15; with average temps in the 80’s around then, it’s a terrific time to visit. While in town for the BELONG event, why not carve out some time to…

Go Wild

Visit Big Cat Rescue, one of the largest accredited sanctuaries that’s on a mission to provide the best home for the cats in their care. Many have been abused in captivity and the team works to prevent extinction of big cats in the wild. We’re talking lions, tigers, bobcats, and cougars!  You can help support these animals to have a comfortable, abuse-free life—and see some majestic creatures in a natural-esque environment.

Go Back in Time

Tampa Bay History Center, with its cutting-edge interactive exhibits, provides a unique experience focused on 12,000 years of Florida history and—bonus!—its Columbia Café is a satellite of Florida’s oldest and most distinctive Spanish restaurant.

Go Under the Sea

At The Florida Aquarium. For an interactive experience, head to one of the Dolphin Cruises, take a dive in the shark tank, or go backstage with the Penguins.

Go Shopping

Visit Hyde Park Village, for shopping, dining and entertainment. There’s a mix of national, regional and local retailers in the heart of the Hyde Park Historic District.

Go to the Beach

Because this is Florida, after all. Fort De Soto Park is fishing and birdwatcher-friendly; Clearwater Beach has sugar-white sand and blue water. Bring your sunscreen!


What did we miss? Tell us in the comments—your fun-loving BELONG Staffers are always looking for more fun things to do!