Travelers to Tampa give high marks for the popular theater scene, live music scene, and fun sporting events. This city also attracts tourists with its gardens, festivals, and entertainment choices. Top sights in the city include Tampa Theater, Tampa Museum of Art, and Tampa Bay History Center.
Known for its theaters, live music, and festivals, the city's cultural venues include Tampa Theater, Tampa Museum of Art, and Tampa Bay History Center. Attractions like Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and Florida State Fairgrounds are fun for kids of all ages. Football and hockey fans will find lots to cheer about, and everyone can enjoy an event at Raymond James Stadium, Amalie Arena, and George M. Steinbrenner Field.
In Tampa, there are 400 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Tampa include Port of Tampa, Adventure Island, and Big Cat Rescue. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Salvador Dali Museum, located 16.5 mi (26.5 km) from the heart of the city, and Great Explorations Children's Museum, which is 15.5 mi/25 km away.
To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Tampa Union Station. Tampa might not have very many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.