Folks say you have to travel far distances to be in paradise. Well, that's just not true. After all, Tampa, Florida offers you access to some of the world's best beaches and the warm, wonderful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Indeed, Southwest Florida is heaven, and even the hotels near Apollo Beach are prepared to make sure you feel like you're in paradise.
You won't need too much convincing to book one of the hotels close to Apollo Beach. Most boast awesome views of the ocean, and you'll be at ease from the moment you arrive. At Apollo Beach, you can take the day pretty much any way you please. Soak up views of the ocean, toss a baseball on the beach, or watch manatee swim freely. If you feel the need to eat, head to one of the nearby eateries and order some fresh seafood. Are you concerned about spending too much cash while here? Don't freak, because there are many cheap hotels near Apollo Beach from which to choose.
After chilling at Apollo Beach, take some time to explore Tampa. Located just 16 miles away is Ybor City - a historic district in Tampa where you can puff on hand-rolled cigars, munch on Spanish cuisine, and sip on craft beer. The Henry B. Plant Museum, a magnificent museum that displays how the elite traveled in the late 1800s, is also worth seeing; it's just 18 miles away. You'll find many popular hotels in Tampa near both of these sites.
With pristine beaches, cultural attractions, and awesome weather, Tampa is prepared to satisfy you. When you go to plan your vacation, be sure to use Travelocity. Combine that hotel with a flight with one of Travelocity's Tampa vacation packages, and save as much as $537. With all of that extra cash you can add an extra day in Busch Gardens.