When Spring Break unleashes madness on Central Florida, my wife and I take refuge at some of the hidden gems of the area. Well, hidden gems compared to massive, internationally famous theme parks at least. One of these places is Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. On Monday, we made our second visit of the year to see some old favorite animals and new additions.
Like the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Lowry Park Zoo is about the perfect park size to explore completely without reaching total exhaustion. It also features one of the best manatee emergency care centers in Florida, which makes it an amazing place to see manatees outside of winter.