For my mom and dad’s wedding anniversary, my brother and I searched for something exciting and interesting to do as a family. We didn’t want to spend a fortune or drive a long distance, so we checked activities in the local Tampa area. My brother and I were rather surprised by the abundance of options available. We consulted with friends and neighbors, read tons of reviews, and finally decided on a helicopter tour. The tickets only cost us ninety dollar each, and the trip was unforgettable. It covered the downtown area, as well as Tampa Bay and was narrated by a very knowledgeable captain. We were so interested in the aerial view of Tampa’s most recognizable buildings, bays and attractions. As soon as we strapped into our seats, we put on headsets and took off from the Tampa Peter O. Knight Airport. We then flew over Tampa, Davis Islands, and Hillsborough Bay. The whole trip was wonderfully scenic. We flew both high and low for a broad overview as well as a more close-up look the Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa and several downtown skyscrapers. We took a panoramic look at the unique architecture and waterfront area that is what Tampa is most known for. I was glad I’d brought my camera along, because I had the opportunity to capture some spectacular views of the large homes and landscaping that line the shores of Davis Islands. As we made the return to the airport, we flew up over the Port of Tampa and actually spotted a half dozen bottlenose dolphins swimming in Hillsborough Bay.