Tampa Bay offers year-round cultural events and social activities for people of all ages and interests. From ballet to professional baseball, football and hockey, from golf to jazz, from beaches to art festivals, from the exciting entertainment of Ybor City night life to serene strolls along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard. Tampa and surrounding areas offer a multitude of opportunities for residents to live, work and play. Besides nearby beaches, major attractions in the region include: Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) which is the largest science museum in the South, The Florida Aquarium, the largest Performing Arts Center in the southeast, Lowry Park Zoo (ranked as the #1 Zoo in the United States for kids), Salvador Dali Museum, Fantasy of Flight, Tampa Museum of Art, the recent addition of the Patel Conservatory, which helps both young and mature actors, artists, musicians and performers perfect their craft. Also to be enjoyed is the Hillsborough River State Park, the downtown Tampa Channelside retail complex, and upscale shopping centers, including International Plaza and Westshore Mall in Tampa. In February, the area hosts the Florida State Fair. Plant City's Florida Strawberry Festival in March provides world renowned entertainment and mass quantities of the "world's best strawberry shortcake."
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