Are you a fan of animals? At Carl’s Van Rentals, we love Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo just as much as the next person, but for even more animal fun, be sure not to leave Tampa without also visiting the Florida Aquarium.

About the Aquarium

Tampa AttractionsThe Florida Aquarium is teeming with marine creatures from around the world, ready for you to get a firsthand look. You can see fish, reptiles, mammals, and more. Here are just a few of the exhibits you can check out:

  • Wetlands Trail
  • Journey to Madagascar
  • Bays and Beaches
  • Coral Reef
  • Ocean Commotion

Each display gives the visitor an up-close look at diverse wildlife from Florida and beyond. It’s both interactive and educational. In addition to the exhibits, you can also get a seat for one of the aquarium’s daily shows, cool off at the splash pad, or add on an adventure like a dolphin cruise or up-close interaction with penguins. You can also grab a bite to eat at Café Ray, or do a little shopping in the Aquarium Gift Shop.

Getting There

When it comes to finding a central Tampa attraction, the Florida Aquarium is a great choice. Whether you’re coming to Tampa on a day trip or you’re already staying downtown, the Aquarium is in the heart of the city. You can visit the Aquarium, walk around downtown, grab dinner at a local restaurant, and still make it back to your hotel for time to swim in the pool.

If you need a van rental to get you around the city, all you have to do is contact Carl’s Van Rentals at (813) 872-7111. We are a Florida-based rental company with a convenient location right in Tampa. You can choose from a minivan, Jeep, passenger van, and more. Go ahead and check out our current specials, and call us when you’re ready to make a reservation.


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