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Distance from Busch Gardens to other attractions & coast

Lincolnshire, UK
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Distance from Busch Gardens to other attractions & coast

We'll be staying in Orlando, but have arranged a couple of days out to Busch Gardens.

We're thinking that we may not want to spend the full days at Busch Gardens. How far is it from there to the coast? And roughly how much would it cost in a taxi? Which is the best beach area to head to nearby, and are there any other nearby attractions?

Thanks for your help.

Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: Distance from Busch Gardens to other attractions & coast

The nearest beach would be Clearwater Beach but it would cost the proverbial arm and leg for a taxi to go there. Best to rent a car.

Other nearby attractions are Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium, Great Explorations Museum (mainly for kids), with Sunken Gardens next door, and Dali Museum.

Edited: 17 April 2012, 13:19
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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2. Re: Distance from Busch Gardens to other attractions & coast

Wiki Watchie is also fairly close (north of Tampa) but as AhHah said, rent a car.

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3. Re: Distance from Busch Gardens to other attractions & coast

Even a little faster, Mapquest shows 43 minutes, is Honeymoon Island, just north of Dunedin. Beautiful beach with a bathhouse, concessions and osprey nature trail. If you're just looking for a beach for the afternoon, this is wonderful. But, rent a car :)

Edited: 17 April 2012, 14:03
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