Where to Find Car Rentals in Tampa
Big-name car rental companies like Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz all have desks in the arrivals terminal of Tampa’s international airport, making it easy to pick up your hire car as soon as you arrive. There are another half a dozen or so brands a quick courtesy-bus ride away from the airport at an off-site car rental base.
Family Road Trips
By car, you can reach Tampa’s premier attraction, Busch Gardens, and all 330 acres of its world-class rollercoasters, entertainment and attractions in 20 minutes. This famous attraction is more than a match for Orlando’s theme parks, but if you do fancy day-tripping to Disney, it is less than an hour away by car.
Adventures on the Coast
Drive north of Tampa and after just 20 minutes you will be in the midst of Hillsborough River State Park and its 3,000 acres of hiking and cycling trails. Head the same distance south for the food markets, craft breweries and lovely waterfront of St Petersburg and the town’s scenic Sunshine Skyway bridge. Back on the road, it’s just a further 20 minutes to the long, sun-kissed Florida coastline that uncurls from Sarasota to Naples.