Tampa

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A gateway to some of the best beaches on the Gulf Coast, this city actually has many appealing attractions away from the ocean.

The city of Tampa lies at the northern end of Tampa Bay, with spectacular weather in the heart of Florida’s glorious beach surroundings. Enjoy the many cultural attractions in the city and visit beaches and other towns all around the bay.

Downtown Tampa offers all the diverse restaurants, bars, shopping and nightlife you might expect in a large city. Stroll along the Riverwalk for all this as well as playgrounds, public art and the large Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Learn about the region’s early Native American residents and Spanish conquistadors at the Tampa Bay History Center in Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park. See a film, with a Wurlitzer organ prelude, in the lavish 1926 Tampa Theatre.

Visit the Florida Aquarium and take a harbor cruise on a quiet electronic boat (eBoat). Go east to Ybor City and step aboard the America Victory Ship, an operational World War II naval vessel.

The region has lots more activities for kids. To the north is Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, with more than 1,300 animals, including manatees in a critical care center. Go to Busch Gardens Tampa for endless roller coaster rides, shows and animal attractions. Across the street is Adventure Island waterpark. Nearby, let kids have hands-on experiences involving space, the human body, weather and a ropes course at the Museum of Science & Industry.

Watch professional sports with Tampa Bay Lightning hockey at Amalie Arena, New York Yankees spring training at Steinbrenner Field and Tamba Bay Buccaneers football at Raymond James Stadium. For outstanding stage events see a Broadway show, concert, dance or comedy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

When you’re finally ready for some beach time, cross the long, tall and impressive Sunshine Skyway Bridge and head to Clearwater and St. Petersburg. The white sands and warm waters will put a nice cap on your visit to the Tampa Bay area.

Where to stay in Tampa

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore
4 out of 5
4500 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL, 33607
The price is CA $172 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"It was nice, I stayed just a few hours before a flight right before hurricane Ian"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2022

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
4 out of 5
5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL, 33610
The price is CA $312 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,638 reviews)
"Nice place for a bachelor’s party"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2022

The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
3 out of 5
111 W Fortune St, Tampa, FL, 33602
The price is CA $183 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, a free area shuttle, and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,326 reviews)
"I love the hotel I love my room only downfall of everything was that from my view the window had a mirror type view that I could not experience the beautiful outside I mainly saw inside the room because of the mirror on the glass window but if I could have seen the Beautiful Riverwalk and lights ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sailport Waterfront Suites
Sailport Waterfront Suites
3.5 out of 5
2506 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL, 33607
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,548 reviews)
"Beautiful view"

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2022

Chase Suite Hotel Tampa
Chase Suite Hotel Tampa
3 out of 5
3075 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL, 33607
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tampa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,927 reviews)
"Jake was very helpful. Offered extra discounts and upgraded our room!"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

The Pointe Condos by Barsala
The Pointe Condos by Barsala
3.5 out of 5
4950 W Prescott St, Tampa, FL, 33616
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, barbecue grills, and a TV. Popular attractions MacDill Air Force Base and Picnic Island Park are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Great location. Beautiful luxury condo."

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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