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Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

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Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

Hi all,

Me and my husband will be in Kissimme for a wk for bzness.But wanna do a day trip out of Kissimme.We or rather i like to shop and try diff. food.My husband is into photography.We don't mind driving.2/3 hrs drive is no biggie.

Thankyou!!!

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1. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

I've never been to West Palm so can't comment on which to visit. If you decide on Tampa - International Plaza is a lovely upscale mall near the airport. http://www.shopinternationalplaza.com/m/. There are some upscale restaurants in the mall or you might want to try the Columbia Restaurant for supper - they have great Cuban food in a beautiful old restaurant with original tile - great for photo ops. http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/ybor.asp

The Gulf beaches are spectacular if you wanted to drive another half hour west for photo ops. The sand is beautifully white. If your husband wanted to photograph nature, a trip to Fort DeSoto would be a great place - on a good night, sunsets are spectacular. If you wanted to dine and watch the sunset there are restaurants on the beach all the way from St. Pete Beach to Clearwater Beach.

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2. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

I'd go Tampa, amazing beaches near all down the Gulf coast, shops, loads of photography chances in and around the city (Sunshine skyway bridge for one, Raymond James stadium with it's full size pirate ship for another). I always prefer heading down that side of Florida rather than the Atlantic side, but that's just me.

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3. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

http://www.cityplace.com/info/visitorinfo

see the above link for more info on shopping, West Palm also offers Worth Ave.

http://www.worth-avenue.com/

which is like Rodeo Drive east

What kind of photography interest your husband ?

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4. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

Manatee, I would vote for Tampa, but there are also closer options to consider.

Lakeland has a historical downtown that, while hardly as interesting as Tampa is worth diverting from your route to spend an hour or so especially around the lake just south of downtown.

In Tampa, you probably would want to start in the vicinity of the aquarium and cruise ship docks.

I would ask this question in the Tampa forum and seek suggestions for good photo ops. The historic area of Ybor might provide some interesting opportunities, but I am not sure how safe it is at night any more.

If you wish to step up the testosterone level a little, Fantasy of Flight in Lakeland is good for a couple of hours as a side trip. Of course there is always one of my favorites, an airboat ride with one of Osceola county's many airboat operators.

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5. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

Worth Ave. in the Town of Palm Beach indeed considers itself on the same level as Rodeo Drive, and of course not a vulgar tourist attraction like 5th-Madison Avenues in NYC.

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6. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

I would not choose west palm.

I would choose Tampa/St Pete (try the Dali museum there on the photogenic DT waterfront) or try Sarasota- great ding, lots of interesting ethic food, and great beaches/bay.

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7. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

W. Palm Beach's Norton Museum has an excellent collection. http://www.norton.org

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8. Re: Tampa or west palm for a day trip???

Thankyou all!!!!Tampa it is.Will save West palm for another time.

Have a good summer everyone!!!!

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