Here are 6 great day trips you can make from your Tampa base.

Arcadia is a small town in the heart of cattle country with a renovated downtown and some great antique stores.

Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, has a carillon tower with daily concerts among the beautiful landscaped gardens.

Swim With The Manatees in Crystal River, the peaceful giants love the constant temperatures of the spring fed river.

Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, the largest collection of this master artist's collection in the world.

Florida Aquarium, Tampa.  One of the largest in the world with dozens of interactive exhibits.

Solomon's Castle, Ona.  A colorful sculptor created his own home and studio out of what some would call junk.

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