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Top Choice Amusement Park in Walt Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The least-charming of Disney's parks is home to two of WDW's most exciting rides: the unpredictable elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Aerosmith-themed Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and Wannabe singers…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

When people think of WDW, they picture the Magic Kingdom, from the iconic Cinderella's Castle to Space Mountain, the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is where the fireworks and nighttime light para…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Walt Disney World


An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' Epcot was Disney's vision of a high-tech city when it opened in 1982. It's divided into two halves: Future World, with rides and corporate-sponsored int…
Top Choice Steak in Tampa

Bern's Steak House

This legendary, nationally renowned steakhouse is an event as much as a meal. Dress up, order caviar and on-premises dry-aged beef, ask to tour the wine cellar and kitchens, and don't skip dessert in the specially d…
Top Choice Spanish in Tampa

Columbia Restaurant

Celebrating its centennial in 2015, this Spanish Cuban restaurant is the oldest in Florida. Occupying an entire block, it consists of 13 elegant dining rooms and romantic, fountain-centered courtyards. Many of the g…
Top Choice Aquarium in Tampa

Florida Aquarium

Tampa's excellent aquarium is among the state's best. Cleverly designed, the re-created swamp lets you walk among herons and ibis as they prowl the mangroves. Programs let you swim with the fishes (and the sharks) o…
Top Choice Cinema in Tampa

Tampa Theatre

This historic 1926 theater in downtown is a gorgeous venue in which to see an independent film. The mighty Wurlitzer organ plays before most movies. Too bad showtimes are so limited: only one evening screening midwe…
Top Choice Museum in Sarasota

Ringling Museum Complex

The 66-acre winter estate of railroad, real-estate and circus baron John Ringling and his wife, Mable, is one of the Gulf Coast’s premier attractions and incorporates their personal collection of artworks in what is…
Top Choice Concert Venue in St Petersburg

Jannus Live

Well-loved outdoor concert venue inside an intimate courtyard; national and local bands reverberate downtown.
Top Choice Books in St Petersburg

Haslam's Book Store

A half-block long, with a tremendous selection of new and used books and a fantastic Florida section, Haslam's claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the US Southeast.