The Tampa Bay Area has so much to offer, and it won't all cost as much as you think. From taco festivals to hand-feeding zebras, you can find something you love that's actually affordable. Here are 6 cheap activities in Tampa that you need to treat yourself to.

St. Pete French Fry Festival

Price: Free admission; any money you spend will be on vendors.

When: February 14 and 15, 2020

Address: 400 Bayshore Dr. N.E., St. Pete, FL

Why You Need To Go: Attention fry-lovers and foodies! A massive two-day french fry festival is coming to St. Pete and it's going to be epic. 


The Sunken Gardens

Price: $12

Address: 1825 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL

Why You Need To Go: These century-old gardens are a lush oasis in St. Pete. You can even get up close to a flock of flamingos.

Odyssey Shelling Day Cruise

Price: $23.99

Address: 776 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL

Why You Need To Go: Take this awesome day cruise near Tampa and go on a treasure hunt for giant conch shells. You won't regret it.


Tampa Taco Fest

Price: $5 online, $10 at the door

When: February 29, 2020

Address: 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, FL

Why You Need To Go: This festival is going to be majorly tasty. If you're addicted to tacos, this is the fest for you. Go VIP for unlimited chips and salsa.

Obloy Farms Family Ranch Petting Zoo

Price: $15

Address: 165 Gator Dr., Merritt Island, Florida

Why You Need To Go: You can feed zebras, goats, lemurs and more at this adorable petting zoo near Tampa. It'll feel like a total Disney princess moment.

The Florida Botanical Gardens

Price: Free

Address: 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Roam these dreamy gardens for free all year long. The Florida Botanical Gardens are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Well, what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite activities and make some memories in Tampa that will make your day without breaking the bank. You deserve it!

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