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.


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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Tampa Hotels (16)

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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...

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

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

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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....

The ideal location for those wishing to be close to the local theme parks yet also want a good standard of accommodation and somewhere to relax after a day of sightseeing....

A sprawling resort hotel set on the outskirts of Tampa and surrounded by a golf course which offers wealth of activities to suit the whole family....

A great choice for a family holiday or indeed a business trip as it is located close to both business districts and tourist attractions....

Guests at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Tampa/Rocky Point Island will enjoy the facilities on offer and get to visit the many great attractions in the area....

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The Holiday Inn Express Tampa Brandon Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a convenient location with many local amenities within walking distance....

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A comfortable hotel which offers modern and well maintained accommodation and makes the ideal base for exploring the Tampa area....

This picturesque Spanish style hotel offers simple and comfortable accommodation and offers a convenient location for easy access to the main interstate highways....

Guest will be able to relax and watch the sun go down as they enjoy the views over Tampa Bay....

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The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a wealth of Rock memorabilia scattered throughout the hotel and it is in easy reach of attractions such as Busch Gardens and Tampa Bay....

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With comfortable accommodation and easy access to local attractions, the Sleep Inn Hotel makes a great base for exploring the area....

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The Tampa Stadium Airport Hotel provides a free shuttle bus to local businesses and attractions....


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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