Tripadvisor.com provides a list of 30 things to do in Tampa, Florida, and many of the destinations that it lists are open on weekends either year-round or seasonally. These attractions include Segway Tours, Big Cat Rescue, Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center and Lowry Park Zoo.
Tampa's Segway Tours give visitors a guided segway ride through city hot spots including Harbour Island, Tampa Riverwalk and the University of Tampa. The tour takes place all days of the week, year round, offering a fun weekend option for the Tampa tourist.
Visitors who want a taste of the exotic during their trip can visit Big Cat Rescue, an accredited sanctuary for wildcats such as lions, servals, caracals and tigers. The sanctuary is open to visiting on some weekends, but prior registration and prepayment are required.
Other outdoor adventures await the tourist at the Lowry Park Zoo and the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center. Lowry Park Zoo is open seven days a week, and among its zoological treasures are clouded leopards, cheetahs and other rare wildlife. A zoo events calendar lists special weekend events at the zoo. Visitors to the manatee center are given the opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of one of nature's most curious mammals. The center is open daily during certain times of the year.