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Tampa for art lovers

Now that you're traveling without the kids, you can spend your vacations doing the things you're truly interested in. Without children to nag you to head to a theme park, history and art lovers can spend their days in museums absorbing exhibitions and learning. A great destination filled with museums is Tampa, so pack your bags, reserve your Tampa car rental and head to the airport.

The Henry B. Plant Museum
This museum calls the Moorish Revival Tampa Bay Hotel home, and the setting takes visitors back to the Gilded Age. Those who choose to visit can get a taste of turn-of-the-century living and learn about the museum's founder, Henry Bradley Plant, a developer and railroad builder. Guests who love history and architecture will love the museum's exhibits in addition to its unique setting on the University of Tampa campus.

Tampa Museum of Art
Serious art lovers should direct their Tampa rental car straight to the Tampa Museum of Art. This museum is filled with exhibits for those who love all types of art. Galleries of sculptures, halls of paintings and walls of photography will keep visitors engaged for hours.

The Dali Museum
Those who love artist Salvador Dali need to drive their Tampa rental car over to the Dali Museum. The collection features works that span the artist's career and showcase every medium he worked in. Dali's paintings, drawings, photos and sculptures will keep visitors interested, and an archive of informative documents will educate those who wish to learn more about Dali.

The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts
Get into your rental car in Tampa and drive to nearby St. Petersburg, where you can visit the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Visitors can examine art from all periods, and area of the world. European art, photography, American art, pre-Columbian art and Asian art are just some of the periods and genres art lovers can explore.