Area attractions

There's lots to see and do around the Tampa Bay area.

By Times staff writer
Published March 30, 2007

Beaches: Sand and surf dot the Pinellas County coastline. For locations and descriptions of nearby beaches, check the Times' area guide at www. tampabay.com.

Busch Gardens: The theme park is in north Tampa, about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown St. Petersburg. Follow Interstate 275 north and exit at Busch Boulevard. Call (813) 987-5082.

Concerts: Ticketholders for Sunday will have access to a free concert by Yellowcard after the IndyCar race. Los Lobos headline a Saturday show.

Florida Holocaust Museum: The largest regional Holocaust Museum in the United States is at 55 Fifth St. S in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 820-0100.

Florida International Museum: Currently: Wolf to Woof, a traveling exhibition on the history of dogs and their role in societies. 244 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 341-7900.

Museum of Fine Arts: Museum has a comprehensive permanent collection. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.

Salvador Dali Museum: The largest collection of Dali works in the world are on display at 1000 Third St. S in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 823-3767.

Ybor City: In the heart of Tampa's Latin Quarter, Ybor is party central for the area. The entertainment district has more than 60 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Take Interstate 275 north into Tampa and merge onto I-4 east. Exit at 21st Street and continue to Seventh Avenue and turn right. Parking can be expensive and enforcement of parking violations is strong.