One hundred golf courses. The freshest seafood in the state. 361 completely ridiculous days of sunshine. With all this and more, Tampa Bay is the perfect place to tee off, tuck in, and chill out! Whether you have a few days to spare or a single night, hotels by Tampa airport are conveniently situated for all the sights of the city.
Arts, Animals, and Culture
The Tampa Theater, opened in 1926, is a symbol of Tampa's glorious past. Designed specifically to drop jaws, the theater is home to new movies, old classics, and music events. Love art? The Salvador Dali Museum is the permanent home of one of the world's largest Dali collections, while the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts brings visual arts up to date with it's ever-changing exhibitions. Find both cultural centers near the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, just five miles east of hotels near Tampa airport.
Traveling with kids? Check out Lowry Park Zoo, where you can visit more than 2,000 animals including alligators, manatees, cheetah, hippo, and hogs. Interactive attractions such as giraffe feeding will keep the kids entertained for hours. If you prefer your animals free-roaming, Busch Gardens hosts species from the Serengeti, as well as Florida's first triple-launch roller coaster—the fastest, longest, and quite possibly the scariest thrill ride in the state. Situated just 15 miles from the airport, Busch's great location means you can disembark your flight to Tampa, hop on a bus, and not waste another second of your visit!
No trip to Tampa would be complete without a spot of shopping. Ybor City Saturday Market and Tampa Downtown Sunday Market are great places to purchase locally grown produce, textiles, and gifts. Choose one of the great value hotels close to Tampa airport and you won't have far to go with those shopping bags!
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