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Seminole Heights

  • Events

  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

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  • Teacher Appreciation

    Florida certified teachers of grades K through 12 from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties get free admission to the zoo and may purchase two additional one-day admissions for $15 each. Valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate, pay stub and Florida I.D. required. Offer valid through Aug. 16.

    Price: $27.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

    Lowry Park Zoo: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

  • Lauris Vidal


    Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe: 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 33603

  • WaZoo!

    Editor's pick

    Named one of the top 10 beer festivals in the U.S. by USA Today, the 20th annual all-inclusive tropical tasting party features 275 beers and beverages from around the world, food sampling from favorite restaurants and live music. VIP includes early admission (6:30 p.m.), air-conditioned Safari Lodge with special beer and restaurant tastings, animal encounters, souvenir beer mug.

    Price:$60 advance, $65 until July 31, $70 day of event; $100 VIP, limited availability. Designated Driver: $40, $75 VIP.

    Lowry Park Zoo: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

  • $15 Days

    Editor's pick

    The summer heat brings a price break at the zoo. For 15 days, Florida residents age 3 and older get into the zoo for just $15. Proof of residency required. Runs through Aug. 16.


    Lowry Park Zoo: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604


  • Front Porch Grille

    Cuisine: American casual, Southern
    Features: Children's menu

    Seminole Heights: 5924 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33604

    The name says it all—it's got the kind of wide front porch that begs you to sit a spell and watch the world rush by. Inside the charming two-story Victorian house in Seminole Heights,…

  • Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

    Cuisine: American casual, Vegetarian
    Features: Date night, Kid-friendly, Live music

    Seminole Heights: 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 33603

    Ella's has been embraced by Seminole Heights scenesters, everyone charmed by its collection of American outsider and visionary art (each artist's work getting a thoughtful page of…

  • The Refinery

    Cuisine: American upscale
    Features: Date night

    Seminole Heights: 5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33603

    The Refinery is certainly Seminole Heights' most exciting culinary development since the opening of Ella's Americana Folk Art Café. Committed to sourcing local, seasonal and…

  • El Rincon Mexicano

    Cuisine: Mexican

    Seminole Heights: 4907 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33603

  • Fried Rice King

    Cuisine: Asian
    Features: Takeout

    Seminole Heights: 6117 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33604


  • Mermaid Tavern

    Features: DJ/Techno, Happy hour, Live music, Outdoor seating, Top restaurant

    Seminole Heights: 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 33604

    If there's one neighborhood in the Tampa Bay area that struck it rich last year, it's Seminole Heights. On the heels of cult faves like Ella's and the Refinery, Domani Bistro Lounge opened,…

  • Seminole Heights: 6416 N Florida Ave., Tampa, 33604

  • Blondie's

    Features: Darts, Jukebox, Karaoke, Pool tables

    Seminole Heights: 1735 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33603

    Neighborhood bar that's great for low-key karaoke fun. Think of it as a Tiny Tap with people singing on a stage and not just into their beers.…

  • Corner Club

    Features: Beloved dive, Big-screen TVs, Jukebox, Karaoke, Neighborhood, Pool tables, Sports

    Seminole Heights: 1502 E Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33610

    Don't be daunted by the exterior. The industrial gray-painted and brick building looks like something out of a post-Apocalyptic Western. Inside, it's a cozier and friendlier world, full of…

  • VIP Lounge

    Features: Beloved dive, Happy hour

    Seminole Heights: 6905 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Country-flavored neighborhood dive since the late 1950s.…


  • United Skates of America

    Features: Catering, Children's menu, Classes offered, Date night, Gaming stations/trivia, Indoor play zone, Kid-friendly, Party room

    Seminole Heights: 5121 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33603

    The 24,000-square-foot skating rink was singled out by USA Today as one of the top "jam skating' venues in the country in 2008. (Jam skating is similar to roller disco.) There are lots of…

  • Lowry Park Zoo

    Features: Catering, Kid-friendly, Play area, Playground, Private room, Public restrooms, Sprayground

    Seminole Heights: 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Located north of downtown Tampa, this 56-acre, natural habitat zoological park has African animals, Florida wildlife, manatee center, primates, Asian animals, free-flight aviary, Stingray…

  • Seminole Heights: 4711 Central Ave., Tampa, 33603

    The Seminole Heights Branch Library is 6,000 square feet and has 49,937 volumes. It offers free wireless, 15 computers with Internet access, public meeting rooms, photocopiers, public FAX,…

  • Seminole Heights: 401 E Bird St., Tampa, 33604

  • Lowry Park

    Features: Biking trails, Boat ramp, Canoe/kayak trails, Fishing allowed, Grills, Hiking trails, Picnic shelters, Playground, Public restrooms

    Seminole Heights: 7525 N Boulevard , Tampa, 33604