Area Attractions: Museums, Art, Culture and More

  • Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fla.

    Published 01/21/14 in Places
    Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fla.

    Rated first by Parents magazine in its list of Top 10 family-friendly zoos in the United States, this zoo features more than 1,500 animals and birds, from antelope to zebras, live in eight habitats…   See the Image

  • Cheetah Hunt Coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    The kids aren't the only ones who enjoy Busch Gardens. This African-themed adventure park on 335 acres not far from downtown Tampa offers several natural settings where jungle animals roam.…   See the Image

  • Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Miami Beach’s Art Deco District features iconic buildings mostly constructed between the 1920s and 1940s. Today these sleek structures with…   See the Gallery

  • Park Central Hotel

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    Built in 1937, the Park Central Hotel was a Hollywood hangout for stars like Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Rita Hayworth. Known as "The Blue Jewel" it was also one of the first art deco-style…   See the Image

  • Beacon Hotel

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    Constructed in 1936, the Beacon Hotel features 75 boutique hotel rooms and is located on the 700 block of Ocean Drive.   See the Image

  • Colony Hotel

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    The Colony Hotel is famous for its shimmering blue neon sign that lights up Ocean Drive. This art deco treasure was built in 1935 and is one of the most photographed hotels on South Beach.   See the Image

  • Clevelander Hotel

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    Located in the center of the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, the Clevelander is famous for its outdoor, poolside bar scene. Built in 1938, the property recently underwent a multi-million dollar…   See the Image

  • The Tides

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    Designed in 1936 by L. Murray Dixon, The Tides is a 12-story tower with porthole windows near the entrance.   See the Image

  • Carlyle Hotel

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    One of the most sought after settings for Hollywood, The Carlyle has been featured in movies like Bad Boys II, The Birdcage and Scarface. It was built in 1939 and the façade remains virtually…   See the Image

  • Cardozo Hotel

    Published 01/21/14 in Places

    Built in 1939, the Cardozo Hotel is owned by pop music icon Gloria Estefan and her producer-husband Emilio Estefan.   See the Image