Top 10 Things To Do Alone In Tampa, Florida, USA - Updated 2021

Things To Do Alone In Tampa

As social beings, we are used to surrounding ourselves with other people and interacting with them. However, take a step back and have a well-deserved “me time” to recharge. Some people may see doing things alone a challenge, but once, tried you might just love doing things on your own once in a while. Don’t have an idea on where to start? How about at the lovely city of Tampa that has loads of fun things to do and places to visit! Treat yourself to a date and check out these fun places to visit and things to do alone in Tampa, Florida.

1. Indoor skydiving (from USD 92.0)

Having some time alone gives you so much freedom and makes you feel like a soaring bird. Longing to fly and be as free as one? Head out to iFLY Tampa and discover what skydiving is like with their thrill-seeking indoor skydiving! Throw yourself inside a vertical wind tunnel and float in the air that almost mirrors a real-life free-fall skydiving. Training is done before anything else so you will know what to do and avoid hurting yourself. Get your adrenaline rushing and dare yourself in this exciting activity.

Tampa Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

2 reviews

2. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (from USD 111.0)

Spend your time with some wild and rare animals and enjoy the adrenaline of roller coaster rides in one of the largest zoos in North America. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay houses almost 12,000 animals that represent more than 250 species. Boasting a massive diversity of animals, there is just a lot to see and learn. Don’t miss out on their zip line on towering treetops, a game of tug-of-war with Bengal Tigers, and SheiKra - the country’s first-of-its-kind dive coaster. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has different roller coasters to choose from like the Cobra Curse with a 70-foot vertical lift.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Admission Ticket

Duration: 8 hours

10 reviews

3. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay (from USD 28.0)

Feel like a kid again and enjoy the wide range of areas of the Florida Aquarium that feature different ecosystems and fun activities to do. With over 20,000 aquatic creatures and wildlife, the aquarium is segmented into trails and galleries. Walk through the Wetland Trails past the alligator-filled waters or stroll along the boardwalk of the Stingray Beach and see different species of stingrays, sharks, and more. Also, don’t forget to check out the colorful exhibit of rare jellyfish, clownfish, and Pacific octopus at the Coral Reef Gallery. Another thing that one can do here is to have fun and get wet in their water theme park, relax and eat out at their Fins Bar, and have a meet-and-greet with penguins at the Avian Research Center. Enjoy your own company and that of the wildlife at the Florida Aquarium and kick-start an awesome time.

Skip the Line: The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay Ticket

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

10 reviews

4. Tampa history cruise (from USD 30.0)

Tampa has existed for more than 4000 years now. Get a glimpse of how it came to be from being a Spanish outpost to one of Florida’s fastest developing cities. Let this cruise unfold the long history of Tampa and get up close with the pirate ships like the Gabriella and the stories that embrace it. If you are an enthusiast of history and stories of pirates and the seas, this is an ideal trip you should surely try on your own.

Tampa History Cruise

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

10 reviews

5. Historic Ybor City food tour (from USD 69.0)

We have always been accustomed to sharing a meal with others. But have you ever tried eating by yourself in peace and serenity? Try out the historic Ybor City food trip in Tampa that gives you a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience. Visit various eateries that offer different food and drink tasting and hear the history of the city through an expert guide. Get a taste of the rich culture and history with every bite of food of Ybor in this three-hour tour. Feed your curious mind and hungry stomach. Book your tour now and treat yourself to a food trip that you deserve.

Historic Ybor City Food and Drink Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

10 reviews

6. Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park (from USD 45.0)

Have a breath of fresh air with the wildlife experience by Zoo Tampa that is home to native Florida animals and some species around the world. Get a closeup interaction with birds, apes, tortoise, panthers, manatees, and a whole lot more! Wander through the habitats of the animals and wildlife from Asia, Africa, Australia, and other continents and learn about their way of life. But what’s more exciting is exploring the ways and efforts of Zoo Tampa in animal conservation. With your time alone, you might just enjoy caring for animals and find a new passion in volunteering for animal conservation.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket

Duration: 3 to 7 hours

2 reviews

7. Downtown Tampa water bike (from USD 28.0)

downtown tampa water bike

Make your way downtown water biking in a one- hour experience and explore the charming city of Tampa. Don’t know how to ride a bike? Worry not! Water biking is said to be a whole lot easier than riding a bike on land! Have a wave of fun in traversing your way at your own pace and then have the freedom to customize your itinerary. Surely, you will have to do things on your own, but do not worry much about your safety because they have all the necessary safety gear for you.

Downtown Tampa Water Bike Experience

Duration: 60 minutes

8. Moonlight zip-line (from USD 65.0)

moonlight zip-line

Maybe you have tried the usual zip line where you get into your harness and throw yourself down a cable tied to another point. But have you tried riding one in the night sky? See the city lights as you make your way down a rushing zip line at the Moonlight Zip Line. Ride the zip line like never before, let the moon light your way as you cascade down a 3000-foot zip line course. Challenge yourself in an exciting way and who knows what you may discover about yourself!

Moonlight Zip Line Tour

Duration: 2 hours

9. Dolphin cruise at the Florida Aquarium (from USD 42.0)

dolphin cruise at the florida aquarium

All aboard! Step into the luxurious 72-foot catamaran in a 75-minute cruise from the Florida Aquarium to the Tampa Bay. Travel with dolphins and other marine wildlife and discover the interesting life under the waters of the diverse seaport of Tampa Bay. Get the best view and some fresh air on the upper deck and enjoy a relaxing “me time” with sightings of dolphins and other wildlife.

Dolphin Cruise from The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

Duration: 75 minutes

65 reviews

10. Museum of Science and Industry (from USD 12.0)

Ever dreamed of becoming a scientist when you were a kid? Make that dream come true for a day at MOSI or the Museum of Science and Industry. Invent something, delve into the future at the Connectus exhibit, and get lost in interactive experiences. Go all the way when you upgrade your ticket to experience the Sky Trail Ropes Course that stands at 30 feet high and go face to face with the wonders of space at the Saunders Planetarium. If you are interested in learning and doing new mind-blowing activities by yourself, pre-book your ticket now!

General Admission to MOSI (Tampa, FL)

Duration: 2 to 4 hours

6 reviews

Tampa for one

With the diversity of marine life and other wildlife in Tampa, comes the endless things that you can do. From an educational cruise to thrilling theme parks and blood-rushing ziplines and skydiving, Tampa has you covered. Now find that “me time” you deserve and start booking one of the exciting activities and places to visit alone from our list.

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Kate currently resides in the Philippines and has previously lived in Singapore and Thailand. She has also traveled in a few other countries with her family. She has also traveled by herself to...Read more

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