Plan Your Tampa Bay Getaway Today

By Renee Bradley

A visit to Tampa offers member-exclusive discounts on accommodations, plus attractions and theme parks that are appealing to everyone. Along with its sparkling blue waters and relaxing environment, Tampa offers a wealth of value-added fun this fall—from boutiques and eateries in Historic Ybor City, the lively nightlife of Channelside, to the cultural arts situated in downtown.

Come and join the celebration this fall—prepare to have a blast as the city vibrantly comes to life! Take your work-weary bones and dance the night away at HISTeria, the Tampa Bay History Center's costume party; expect the unexpected at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens; or experience live music and an awesome costume contest at Guavaween Night of Costumed Revelry.

If you have little ones, stop by ZooBoo at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for a hauntingly great time and unlimited zoo rides; trick-or-treat at 20 locations throughout The Florida Aquarium's Guppyween; and enjoy all the fun and fright zones inspired by Hollywood at Hall-O-Boo, hosted by MOSI.


For something more culturally entertaining, visit the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy the endearing performances of Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, a journey of women told through Top-40 music, and 9 to 5: The Musical, a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. If you need a good laugh, the comedy acts of Daniel Tosh, the host of Comedy Central's Tosh.O, or Chelsea Handler, one of the nation's most successful stand-up comedians, should do the trick.

AAA and Tampa Bay have teamed up to bring you hard-to-top values for a fall getaway like none other. Check out all of these hot deals that make having fun affordable for everyone!

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Haunts and Happenings this Fall in Tampa Bay

Lowry Park ZooBoo.

Tampa's Lowry Park ZooBoo
September 24-25 "Shriek Peek"
October 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 & 28-31
Beware of things that go bump in the night as you explore Zoo-wide eerie trails and brave
frighteningly fun haunted houses. Includes free rides, free parking and free admission (for ages two and under). It's spooky fun for everyone!*

Guppyween at The Florida Aquarium
October 24
Instead of going door-to-door, take your kids trick-or-treating to 20 locations throughout the aquarium. Kids in costume admitted for $2.*

October 24
A night filled with costumed revelry and live music featuring national and local artists, the Mama Guava Stumble Parade, 'Features' Costume Contest and all the exciting venues Ybor City has to offer!


Straz Center for the Performing Arts
August 19-September 26
Respect: A Musical Journey of Women
October 17: Daniel Tosh, Comedian
October 23: Chelsea Handler, Comedian
October 26-31: 9 to 5: The Musical

Hall-O-Boo at MOSI
October 28-30
Guests are invited to fun and fright zones inspired by Hollywood.
Event includes children's activities, trick-or-treat stations and science demonstrations.

HISTeria at Tampa Bay History Center
October 16
A night of costumed revelry. Come dressed as your favorite historical villain and enjoy food from some of Tampa's best local restaurants, then dance the night away, all the while
helping to raise funds for the History
Center's educational programs.*

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
September 24-25 "Freaky Preview"
September 30; October 1,2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-31
Roller coasters won't be the only thing bringing on the shrieks—ghouls, ghosts and haunted houses will have you screaming, too. Enter at your own risk, as this is an adult attraction.*

*Discounted tickets for members available at your local AAA office.

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