TampaUnited States of America

4.4/5Top Destination

Experience the theatre, live music and entertainment in Tampa!

Elsewhere in downtown Tampa, you can catch a movie at the beautifully restored 1920s Tampa Theatre, browse Greek and Roman treasures at the Tampa Museum of Art and discover one of best sea-life experiences in the state at the Florida Aquarium, which houses seahorses, sharks and manatees among its impressive family of creatures.

For a lively taste of Tampa’s history, head north of downtown to Ybor City, where you can absorb the 19th-century neighbourhood’s Cuban heritage, explore its bars and restaurants and savour one of the area’s world-famous hand-rolled cigars.

Sports fans, meanwhile, should make a beeline for the Ray Jay stadium, home to Tampa’s Buccaneers football team. In tribute to the home team, the arena houses an enormous replica pirate ship that shoots canons as and when points are scored.

Away from Tampa’s city centre, adventure is the order of the day. It is an area rich in family-friendly days out, but the must-do for most is Busch Gardens: a vast 335-acre collection of rides and entertainment that easily rivals any of the attractions in nearby Orlando, Florida’s theme park capital. Brace yourself for adrenaline-fuelled spins on the rollercoasters and a thorough soaking at the neighbouring Adventure Island water park, a huge complex of wet rides and waterfalls.

Elsewhere in Tampa, families can see endangered orangutans and watch manatees through underwater viewing galleries at the Lowry Park Zoo, and canoe past alligators and turtles on the gentler stretches of the river at Hillsborough River State Park, or hike and cycle its scenic walking trails.

Known for

Gardens, Live Music and Sports

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Where to stay in Tampa

Downtown Tampa
Downtown Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Downtown Tampa

Known for Theatres, Live Music, Ice Hockey

4/5(7 reviews)

Downtown Tampa is a destination visitors seek out for its abundant dining options, live music and stunning river views. You might want to check out attractions like Tampa Theater or Tampa Riverwalk while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Ybor City
Ybor City

Ybor City

Known for Live Music, Theatres, Dining

5/5(1 review)

Learn about the diverse history of Tampa’s enthralling Latin Quarter and find out why it’s known as the Cigar City.

Temple Terrace
Temple Terrace, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
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Temple Terrace

Known for Gardens, Temples, Dining

4/5(4 reviews)

Notable for its gardens, restaurants and shopping, Temple Terrace is a sought-after destination for many travellers visiting Tampa. If you want to see some sights in the area, check out Yuengling Center or Museum of Science and Industry.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Hyde Park

Known for Family-friendly, Architecture, Culture

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in Hyde Park. You might want to make time for a stop at Tampa Riverwalk or Tampa Bay.

Channel District
Florida Aquarium which includes marine life and interior views

Channel District

Known for

While visiting Channel District, you might make a stop by sights like Florida Aquarium and Port of Tampa.

SoHo
SoHo, Tampa, Florida, United States of America
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SoHo

Known for Dining, Family-friendly, Shopping

SoHo is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out Tampa Bay, a top attraction in the neighbourhood.

Top hotels in Tampa

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
4 out of 5
5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, FL
£133
per night
29 Oct-30 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (739 reviews)

"Very clean, large gaming area. Hotel room very comfortable There was nothing I didn't like we had a great time"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
3.5 out of 5
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL
£84
per night
21 Oct-22 Oct
3.7/5Good! (650 reviews)

"Great service clean quiet beach front large room convience to airport and many beaches"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
4 out of 5
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL
£106
per night
25 Oct-26 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,108 reviews)

"Loved the property and the closeness to all the great restaurants!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Popular things to do in Tampa

Florida Aquarium
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Florida Aquarium

3/5(1 review)

Embark on a colorful exploration of Florida’s ecosystems and aquatic habitats at this popular aquarium.

Lowry Park Zoo
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Lowry Park Zoo

4/5(1 review)

Hands-on animal activities, a manatee hospital and children’s rides are among the top attractions at this popular animal park.

Adventure Island
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Adventure Island

4/5(4 reviews)

Experience a thrilling combination of gravity, water and state-of-the art rides and slides at this water park for all ages.

Big Cat Rescue
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Big Cat Rescue

5/5(2 reviews)

Hear lions, tigers and leopards roar at this animal sanctuary for abandoned and abused exotic big cats.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

4/5(34 reviews)

Exotic animals and thrill rides all on the one site at this theme park and zoo designed for the whole family.

Tampa Theater
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Tampa Theater

Go to a screening of a rare classic film in this historic theater palace that has a special place in the hearts of Tampa’s local residents.

Top activities in Tampa

The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets
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The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets

£22

Visit The Florida Aquarium and see more than 12,000 plants and animals from Florida and beyond in the 250,000-square feet (23,000-sq m) located in downtown Tampa. Start your Florida Aquarium experience in the Wetlands Trail, which is home to animals and plants found in Florida.

Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions

£86

Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to Tampa Bay’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission
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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission

£29

Get to know the wonders of tropical wildlife in one of the most beautiful, zoological settings in the world. ZooTampa at Lowry Park is known for being one of the most family-friendly zoos in the country, bringing together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections.

Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket
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Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket

£39

Two Can't-Miss Attractions. One Low Price. Countless Memories. With awe-inspiring sea creatures, incredible wildlife, thrilling rides and up-close encounters at every turn, there is something for the whole family at ZooTampa at Lowry Park and The Florida Aquarium! Buy your tickets together and save.

Tampa Haunted Pub Tour
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Tampa Haunted Pub Tour

£20

Experience spooky stories and unexplained events as you visit some of the most historic and haunted spots in Tampa—and steady your nerves with a few drinks along the way. Meet your costumed tour guide in historic downtown Ybor and head off on an adventure to explore some of the area's most haunted locations.

LKLD FOOD TOURS
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LKLD FOOD TOURS

£43

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Black & Brew, 205 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA How is tea made? The process takes a lot to explain so its best that you are drinking it while we talk.

Reviews of Tampa

4.4

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

13 Oct 2019

Enjoyed six days in and around Tampa.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

5 Oct 2019

Busch gardens is a must visit. Fantastic fun.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

3 Sep 2019

We visited Clearwater which was lovely and Busch Gardens, which was good. Sadly, the weather cut our visit short, but that's to be expected in Florida during August!

5/5 - Excellent

Ella

2 Jul 2019

Lovely weather and food.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

18 Jun 2019

Did not stay in Tampa except overnight after late arrival

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

29 Apr 2019

Tampa Bay is very nice, the Ramada was fine. What I liked the most at the Hotel was the staff and their amazing customer service. In particular Miss Simone and Jamaal. Meeting them has been like coming face to face with kindness.

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