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Where Should We Stay in Tampa?
If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Tampa is a good choice. The zoo, entertainment, and festivals are just a few things that make this an attractive vacation destination for families. Arrange a flight into Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), which is the closest airport, or Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is located 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Tampa, you might want to consider one of the 183 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.
Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:
Tahitian Inn: Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3-star hotel.
Quality Inn & Conference Center - Features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free parking. This 2.5-star hotel is popular with guests for its overall comfort.
Sailport Waterfront Suites - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and in-room kitchens. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 3.5-star aparthotel.
The Inn at Little Harbor - Features 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and 2 restaurants. This 3-star resort is popular with guests for its central location.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 3.5-star hotel.
When Should We Visit Tampa?
You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Tampa.
- Hottest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 90°F
- Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 53°F
- Driest months: November, April, May, and October, with an average rainfall of 1.98 inches
- Rainiest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average rainfall of 6.96 inches
What Should We See and Do in Tampa?
While you and your family are vacationing in Tampa, you might want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Tampa Theater and Tampa Museum of Art. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities like Tampa Bay History Center, Port of Tampa, and Florida Aquarium.Tampa is also well-known for its:
- Live music
- University life
Getting Around Tampa
To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tampa Union Station. Tampa might not have very many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.