Attractions & Places to Go at Treasure Island

Tampa Zoo:  Five (5) different sections.  Africa section has a 20 min. Tram ride around it for those who don’t want to walk.  They also rent self-propelled and electric wheel chairs.  There is also the Australian area, the Primates, Asian animals and Florida Boardwalk featuring manatees.  Cost is $29 per person in group of 15 or more plus $20.00 for bus transportation.

St. Pete’s Sunken Gardens:  Botanical paradise with waterfalls, demonstration gardens and exotic plants.  Has a guided tour which is under 90 minutes long.   Wheelchair accessible.  Cost is $8 for seniors over 62 plus $20 for bus fare.

Ybor City:  Historical landmark that is the “Greenwich City” of Tampa.  Great place to wander amongst many restaurants, micro-breweries, cigar bars, and historical city with great character.  Bus cost only at $20/person.

Dinner Cruise from St. Pete’s:  2.5-3 hour evening cruise with views of Tampa Bay as you dance to live music/entertainment.  On Sundays, board at 5:30 pm.  Dinner is optional and is ready within an hour.   Cost for dinner is $35 plus $20 for bus transportation.

John’s Pass Marine:  Great village only 1.6 miles north of Bilmar Resort to walk around and shop for souvenirs at over 100 merchants, many restaurants or board a boat for dolphin watching.   Local bus shuttle for tips only.

Victory Ship Museum:  Only one of 3 ships remaining of 531 built in 1944 in 55 days!   These ships were used from WWII through Vietnam wars.   Cost is $5 for veterans and seniors over 65 plus $20 for bus fare. 

Hard Rock Casino:  Just 35 miles (50 minutes) to lose this month’s pension!    It is the closest and most traveled to casino in Central Florida.   Based on Albuquerque, only a van load went so suggest use of cars/carpooling or Uber.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Game 12 November:   Schedule has not been posted as yet if they are at home or away………

Golf at MacDill AFB:  Bring your clubs or rent at one of two courses at the base.   $45 plus rental clubs.   NOTE:  Only 4 played at NM so suggest carpooling.  Doubt Uber can get on the base.

Deep Sea Fishing:  This is a possibility if there are enough interested.  Checking on costs but party boat will be the cheapest.

Armed Forces Museum:   Unless funding comes forward, scheduled to close 1/29/17