Tampa, Florida, USA

The city of Tampa is located on the West Coast of Florida, offering an abundance of restaurants and shops, access to miles of glorious sandy beaches and a good choice of family friendly entertainment parks.

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Tampa

Tampa is an alternative destination that is becoming more popular in the state of Florida. Attractions in Tampa includes the Busch Gardens Theme Park, the Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island Aquapark and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.

Tampa is 160km from Orlando, around 90 minutes drive.

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Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk Photograph of Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
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Situated on the Tampa Riverwalk, this hotel offers a good range of facilities with many local amenities being within walking distance of the hotel....

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A friendly waterfront hotel which combines well maintained accommodation with a good range of facilities to ensure a fun filled memorable stay....

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Chase Suite Hotel offers comfortable suites with homely furnishings and a waterfront location in Old Tampa Bay. There is a swimming pool and garden area on-site, a shopping mall nearby and many attrac...

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The hotel has ample facilities for both business and leisure travellers and enjoys a central location....

This hotel provides a convenient location and a good range of facilities for both business and leisure travellers....

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Guests will be well catered for at the family friendly Comfort Inn Airport At RJ Stadium Hotel....

Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore Hotel Photograph of Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore Hotel
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This distinguished hotel offers good quality and modern accommodation and is in the ideal position for those looking to be close to the airport or who wish to be in a central location for exploring th...

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The Days Inn North Tampa Hotel is the ideal base for those wanting to explore the many attractions of Tampa....

Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa Bay Hotel Photograph of Doubletree Guest Suites Tampa Bay Hotel
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With its beautiful position overlooking Tampa Bay, this hotel is ideal for business travellers due to its proximity of the Westshore Business District or for those seeking a hotel close to the Airport...

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The Doubletree Tampa Westshore Hotel enjoys a great location and has everything you need whether it be for business or leisure travellers....

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With a good range of facilities and great location, the Embassy Suites Tampa - Airport/Westshore makes a great choice for a family holiday or a business trip....

A first class suite hotel which combines spacious and modern living with the convenience of being adjacent to the Convention Centre....

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Beaches

Ben T. Davis Beach is the closest beach to downtown Tampa and is a narrow stretch of shoreline set beside the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The beach has fine white sands and warm calm water, it features boat ramps and picnic shelters, and there is a restaurant at the end of the beach.

Davis Island Beach is located at the very end of Davis Island beside the Davis Island Yacht Club and Davis Island Seaplane Basin. There's a small beach area and a larger off-leash area for dogs.

Things to Do

There's plenty of opportunities for days out in the Tampa Bay area; thrill seekers will enjoy the rides at Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island Water-park; families the Florida Aquarium, Tampas Lowry Park Zoo and Dinosaur World; nature lovers can explore by canoe and discover the natural Florida through a 16,000 acre wilderness park on the Hillsbourough River.

Further points of interest includes the Tampa Bay History Centre, offering three floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Florida's history and culture; and walking tours around the historic Yabor City.

Out and About

There are no shortage of shops, restaurants, bars and night time entertainment in the Tampa Bay area with options available for everyone; a popular spot at the weekend for its variety of nightclubs, bars and Cuban restaurants is Yabor City.

There are plenty of ways to get around Tampa should you choose not to have a hire car; a streetcar service connects to Yabor City and a downtown retail and entertainment complex; there is a wide bus network and taxis are readily available throughout the city. The Tampa Riverwalk is a pedestrian walkway along the Hillsborough River which connects to some of the city's cultural venues and points of interest.

Nearby Attractions

Legoland and its Waterpark are just a 45-minute drive from Tampa, ideal for a family day out. Legoland has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, plenty of dining options, shops and a botanical garden. The Legoland Waterpark has a wave pool, water slides, lazy river and a kids splash pool.

The attractions of Orlando such as Disney and Universal Studios are around a 90 minute drive away.

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