Monthly Archives: June 2015

1 The New Salvador Dali Museum
The New and magnificent Dali Museum is a very popular museum for tourist on the West Coast of Florida and welcomes thousands of visitors each year from around the world. Students are admitted without charge annually. The Museum offers educational programs with study guides and web information for our Florida students and teachers. The Museum includes a Museum store full of books from some of the top sellers in the market today. Included are two film series with lectures and concerts yearly. Available also are catalogs for exhibitions. Two film series, lectures and concerts supplement the themes of the exhibitions.
The Salvador Dali Museum is located at 1000 Third Street South in St. Petersburg, Florida. Call 727-823-3767 for hours and more information.
2 Florida Orange Groves Inc & Winery
1500 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707-3718
(727) 347-4025
The Florida Orange Groves & Winery is a family owned Florida Farm Winery that had its beginnings in shipping and packing fresh citrus in the early 1970's in St. Petersburg, Florida. The winery eventually grew to include retail sales of fresh squeezed juice and a gift shop.
The Florida Orange Groves Inc & Winery is licensed as wine manufacturers, wine distributors, and as retailers of unique, culturally significant Florida fine wine and premium wine products. They produce 37 different varieties of wine. These wines are 100% pure tropical fruit wines. It might take nine pounds of fruit to make enough juice for just one bottle of our tropical special wines.
Located in Pinellas County, it is the first and only tropical, berry and citrus winery.
The winery is open for tasting and tours Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sunday hours are from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Tours are at 11 AM, 1,2, and 3 PM. The winery is closed on all major holidays. Please call the number above for more recent information on the winery.
3 Tampa Florida-The Columbia Restaurant-Ybor City
2117 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605-3903
(813) 248-4961
This is the most fantastic restaurant in Ybor City and is located just a few blocks from Tampa, Florida. I have been going to the great eatery ever since I was a young girl. They specialize in Spanish-Cuban food, and the place is a museum of the Old Spanish Flair in Tampa.
Today the guests enjoy many of the same century-old family recipes that have made the Columbia famous like Paella "a la Valencia," Snapper "Alicante" Pompano en Papillot, Corvina "Russian Style" and Filet Mignon "Columbia". While there you can tour the old city with it's quaint old buildings and shops, ride the streetcar and see everything from a front row seat. They used to have streetcars in Tampa when I was a child, but did away with them for many years. They are back now and add so much charm to this quaint city of Ybor.
In addition to award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine, Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City features flamenco dance performances nightly, Monday - Saturday. There is no show on Sunday. The Caf offers live jazz Thursday through Saturday
I love the Cuban sandwiches, Cuban coffee, the yellow rice and chicken and of course the Spanish Garbanzo soup (the best in the land). It's a MUST EXPERIENCE when you visit Tampa, Florida.
4 Anastasia State Park St. Augustine, Florida
A must visit when you plan your next vacation to Florida. We always took our children camping at the park when we wanted to get away for a few days. Located close to the old city, St. Augustine, you will have lots to do and see once you get settled in your campsite. The Atlantic Ocean is close enough from the campground to be able to walk to the beach and has the most beautiful white sandy beach in the world.
Anastasia State Park welcomes visitors from all over the world to enjoy the natural and cultural treasures. At the park you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water sports, and an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Anastasia State Park, located just south of St. Augustine. A visit to the old fort (Castillo de San Marcos National Monument) was always the highlight of our visits to St. Augustine. The children can run wild and pretend they are fighting a real battle with the cannons that are located in the fort.
5 Adventure Island Waterpark--Tampa Bay Florida-Riptide and More
Attraction type: Water park
Activities: Swimming, Dining
Address: 4500 Bougainvillea Avenue
Main entrance on McKinley Avenue Tampa, FL 33612
Tel: 813-987-5600

Adventure Island Waterpark is a must explore experience when you come to Florida. The kids are going to love this place and so are you. It's just a hop, skip and splash from Busch Gardens. Experience the RIPTIDE, with its four blazing lanes of headfirst thrills for the brave riders.
The WAHOO RUN is the ultimate family raft ride complete with tunnels and waterfalls,
FABIAN'S FUNPORT will be an experience you won't soon forget with its water wonderland for the little tykes with springs and jets.
SPLASH ATTACK will thrill you with its watery maze that has a 1,000-gallon bucket that empties on guest below.
ENDLESS SURF is the ultimate pool of fun; a 17,000 square-fool poll of fun, with waves up to five feet high. Call the above number to get updated information on this attraction.