Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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

Busch Gardens is an African-themed adventure park featuring more than 2,000 exotic animals, roller coasters, thrill rides, shows and exhibits. The 335-acre (135-hectare) site is divided into eight themed areas. Each area has its own attractions, and animals living in natural-style habitats. The Serengeti Plain is one of the park’s most popular destinations. This 65-acre (26-hectare) replica of the African region is home to hundreds of free-roaming animals, including giraffes, zebras, white rhinos, ostriches and impalas. Observe animals from aboard the Serengeti Express train, or on the Skyride, a cable-car trip that covers most of the park. Seats on both rides are included in the price of admission. Reserve a place on the Serengeti Safari, a trek across the plain in an open-top vehicle. You’ll stop by some of the animals to feed them by hand. For prices and details, visit the park’s official website. Head on over to Jungala, a themed village that features rides, live entertainment and close-up viewing areas of Bengal tigers, crocodiles, gibbons and orangutans. Animals are only part of the appeal of Busch Gardens. Take a deep breath and summon your nerves for Sheikra, a dive coaster that travels straight down a 90-degree drop at 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour. Cheetah Hunt is a 4,400-foot (1,340-meter) long coaster that travels inside the Serengeti and down into a rocky gorge. It reaches a top speed of 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour. Take younger thrill seekers and animal lovers to Sesame Street Safari of Fun. There are child-sized rides, a water play area and lots of Sesame Street characters.Busch Gardens is situated approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of downtown Tampa. The amusement park is open every day of the year. Opening hours are updated each week. Check the website for up-to-date information. There is pay parking available.

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Tampa Inn - Near Busch Gardens
Tampa Inn - Near Busch Gardens
2 out of 5
2901 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $66 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Popular attractions Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Seminole Hard ...
2.2/5 (942 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Tampa Inn - Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
2.5 out of 5
9202 N 30th St, (718), Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $74 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Tampa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a nightclub. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.4/5 (924 reviews)
"Good location,"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area
2.5 out of 5
3333 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $128 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Tampa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (803 reviews)
"Excellent overall"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area
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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Tampa Inn - Near Busch Gardens
Tampa Inn - Near Busch Gardens
2 out of 5
2901 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $66 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Tampa Inn - Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
2.5 out of 5
9202 N 30th St, (718), Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $74 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area
2.5 out of 5
3333 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $128 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $121 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
3 out of 5
11408 N 30th St, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $139 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 31
Hyatt Place Busch Gardens
Holiday Inn Tampa North, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Tampa North, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
3751 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $119 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Holiday Inn Tampa North, an IHG Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
2.5 out of 5
3701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $113 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham USF (Near Busch Gardens)
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ & Suites Tampa
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ & Suites Tampa
2.5 out of 5
11310 N 30th Street, Tampa, FL, 33612
The price is $83 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ & Suites Tampa
Econo Lodge Busch Gardens
Econo Lodge Busch Gardens
2.5 out of 5
4139 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33617
The price is $69 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
Econo Lodge Busch Gardens
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.