TampaUnited States of America

4.2/5Top Destination

Experience the theater, live music, and entertainment in Tampa!

The city of Tampa lies at the northern end of Tampa Bay, with spectacular weather in the heart of Florida’s glorious beach surroundings. Enjoy the many cultural attractions in the city and visit beaches and other towns all around the bay.

Downtown Tampa offers all the diverse restaurants, bars, shopping and nightlife you might expect in a large city. Stroll along the Riverwalk for all this as well as playgrounds, public art and the large Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Learn about the region’s early Native American residents and Spanish conquistadors at the Tampa Bay History Center in Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park. See a film, with a Wurlitzer organ prelude, in the lavish 1926 Tampa Theatre.

Visit the Florida Aquarium and take a harbor cruise on a quiet electronic boat (eBoat). Go east to Ybor City and step aboard the America Victory Ship, an operational World War II naval vessel.

The region has lots more activities for kids. To the north is Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, with more than 1,300 animals, including manatees in a critical care center. Go to Busch Gardens Tampa for endless roller coaster rides, shows and animal attractions. Across the street is Adventure Island waterpark. Nearby, let kids have hands-on experiences involving space, the human body, weather and a ropes course at the Museum of Science & Industry.

Watch professional sports with Tampa Bay Lightning hockey at Amalie Arena, New York Yankees spring training at Steinbrenner Field and Tamba Bay Buccaneers football at Raymond James Stadium. For outstanding stage events see a Broadway show, concert, dance or comedy at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

When you’re finally ready for some beach time, cross the long, tall and impressive Sunshine Skyway Bridge and head to Clearwater and St. Petersburg. The white sands and warm waters will put a nice cap on your visit to the Tampa Bay area.

Known for

Gardens, Live Music and Sports

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Where to stay in Tampa

Downtown Tampa
American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Downtown Tampa

Known for Theaters, Live Music, Hockey

4/5(879 reviews)

Downtown Tampa is a destination visitors seek out for is 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 neighborhood.

Ybor City
Ybor City

Ybor City

Known for Live Music, Theaters, Dining

4/5(116 reviews)

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

Temple Terrace
The Approaching Eve

Sunset reflecting on Hillsborough river is what Tampa gives to its residents and visitors. Taking strolls during this time of day is fascinating because the chances to spot wildlife are greater. It is good to be prepared for mosquitos though.

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Temple Terrace

Known for Gardens, Temples, Dining

4/5(439 reviews)

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

SoHo
2018 burger no.9

The Cheesy Todd - American cheese,
 lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle. Served on 
two bacon-jalapeño mac n’ cheese “buns”.
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SoHo

Known for Dining, Family-Friendly, Shopping

4/5(50 reviews)

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

Hyde Park
Hyde Park

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.

Sulphur Springs
just off the interstate
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Sulphur Springs

Known for Family-Friendly, Dining, Shopping

The restaurants and shopping are a few reasons travelers visit Sulphur Springs. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighborhood, you can visit Lowry Park Zoo and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a few notable attractions nearby.

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
$149
per night
Oct 29 - Oct 30
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 Oct 16, 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
$79
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.7/5Good! (651 reviews)

"I loved the view from our 4th floor balcony and if I ever stay in Tampa again I would request the same room. staff very friendly. enjoyed the pool and the chairs in the pool and cabanas. thank you for a lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
4 out of 5
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL
$118
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,103 reviews)

"Beautiful property, second time staying here. Great pools, relaxing for both business and pl"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Popular things to do in Tampa

Florida Aquarium
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Florida Aquarium

4.5/5(846 reviews)

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

4.5/5(427 reviews)

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

4.5/5(556 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

4.5/5(136 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

4.5/5(1,380 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

4/5(108 reviews)

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

Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets
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Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets

$92

Busch Gardens® Tampa Skip the lines and take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Busch Gardens Tampa. Everyone can enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows, and thrilling rides.

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

$28

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.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission
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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission

$37

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is known for having one of the most beautiful, tropical wildlife zoological settings in the world that bring together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections.

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

$109

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.

Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket
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Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket

$50

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.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Lakeland, FL
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Lakeland, FL

$3

Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside)

Reviews of Tampa

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2478
5 - Excellent 36.72199170124481%
4 - Good
3100
4 - Good 45.939537640782454%
3 - Okay
996
3 - Okay 14.759928867812686%
2 - Disappointing
114
2 - Disappointing 1.6893894487255483%
1 - Terrible
60
1 - Terrible 0.8891523414344991%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

Lots of traffic for old people to drive in.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

Only stayed one night to get on a cruise ship.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

Plan for lots of traffic.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

International Mall is very nice with dining options on Bay Street. A short drive to St Petersburg and the beach, they also have a nice pier/park to walk around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

I like these place

5/5 - Excellent

H

Oct 15, 2019

I have stayed in a lot of hotels in and this was one of the best for the price.

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The many beaches of Tampa Bay
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The many beaches of Tampa Bay

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