Busch Gardens is a massive zoo-come-theme park, which predates Florida's more famous Walt Disney World and offers an equally exciting and entertaining experience for visitors. The park is based on an overall African theme, divided into eight different areas with thousands of animals living in naturalistic environments. The site also contains thrill rides, live entertainment venues, shops and restaurants, all easily viewed from above from the Skyride cable car that crosses the park. In one day it is possible to visit Tutankhamen's Tomb in Egypt, cross the plains of the Serengeti and watch snake charmers in a Moroccan sultan's tent. A popular new ride is the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster, that travels up to 60mph.
Address: 10001 N. McKinley Drive
Telephone: 1 888 800 5447
Opening times: Opening hours vary according to the day and month, but the park is generally open daily between 9am and 10am, closing between 5pm and 9pm, with extended hours in summer.
Admission: All tickets are currently $79.99. Multi-day and combination park tickets are also available. Discounted tickets are available on the website.