Are you driving to Tampa OR to Anna Maria Island. These two places are 1 hour apart and the directions to each will be different.
Our final destination is Anna Maria, but planned going to busch gardens on the way there, would this be a good choice?
That's not going to give you much time at BG unless you leave very early in the morning. It's going to take 3 to 4 hours to get to BG. Might be better to go to AMI first and then do a day trip to BG from there.
Busch Gardens is absolutely not on the way to Anna Maria -- it's (as above) an hour north, and going to BG first would be a significant detour.
Second the suggestion to go to AMI and then a day trip to BG
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