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Tampa Bay Holidays​

The hip, urban heart of Florida’s west coast beats in Tampa Bay. When you make this dynamic destination the glittering modern home for your Sunshine State holiday, you’ll find everything you could want for a week away: thrilling rollercoasters, Cuban culture, vibrant nightlife, engaging museums, stunning shows, a sparkling waterfront, tranquil outdoor excursions, creative chefs, and craft beer – all bathed in year-round warmth and sunshine. Tampa Bay has an experience for every budget and style.

Give your taste buds their own holiday with an array of palate-pleasing flavors and eye-catching culinary creations. Wrap yourself in balmy breezes from the Gulf of Mexico while you savor the flavors at Sparkman Wharf, an open-air waterfront food hall where you can dine picnic-style beneath the deep blue sky. Or indulge in the rich textures of authentic Cuban dishes at the picturesque Columbia Restaurant, a pillar of the historic Ybor City neighborhood and the oldest restaurant in Florida.

Test your mettle on the steel rollercoasters and thrill rides of Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, where you can feel the surging power of a jungle cat as Tigris, Florida’s tallest triple-launch coasters, sends you spiraling through a heartline roll 150 feet above the ground. Later, stroll hand-in-hand along the Tampa Riverwalk as the sun sets and the lights of the city twinkle to life. In Florida’s hub for craft brewing, you can pull a pint unlike any at the local pub or sip a café con leche before a night of salsa dancing in Ybor City. The choice is yours. Treasure awaits.

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Top 5 Experiences

  1. Take a white-knuckle ride at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Tigris® launches riders through a heartline role 150 feet above the ground as Florida’s tallest triple-launch coaster. Enjoy Busch Gardens’ 60th anniversary celebration with free beer, trading pins and plenty of great food.
  2. Swim with the sharks on a Caribbean reef at The Florida Aquarium. Don a wetsuit, snorkel and fins for a unique, top-down view of the aquarium’s signature exhibit, tiger sharks included!
  3.   Find your sea legs when you take to the water downtown aboard a paddleboard. Launch from the waterfront Armature Works complex to explore the city from a different angle – and maybe meet a dolphin or manatee in the process.
  4. Bite into local history when you sink your teeth into an authentic Cuban sandwich in the city that invented it. Visit during the annual International Cuban Sandwich Festival in late March to discover the many shapes this delicacy can take.
  5. Indulge in some retail therapy as you patrol the cute local boutiques of Hyde Park Village or the 200 luxury brands available at International Plaza. Bargain hunters will the prices at Tampa Premium Outlets worth the 20-minute drive.​​​

Our Top Hotels in Tampa Bay

Holiday Inn Express Tampa

Holiday Inn Express Tampa​

3

This Brand New Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the closest Holiday Inn brand to Busch Gardens approx (1/2 mile) and Adventure Island.

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The Westshore Grand

The Westshore Grand

4

The Westshore Grand hotel in Tampa, Florida features superb customer service and a comfortable Florida feeling. Both leisure and business travellers welcome.

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Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk

3.5

Something new is better when shared. Experience the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel. From the lobby and restaurant to meeting spaces—you'll feel a welcome unlike any other.

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Sailport Waterfront Suites

Sailport Waterfront Suites

3

Tampa's only all-waterfront, all-suite resort is located on beautiful Rocky Point Island, just minutes from Tampa's Westshore business district and the Tampa International Airport.

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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor City

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor City

3.5

The Hilton Garden Inn Ybor Historic District hotel in Tampa ​Florida is located one block from Centro Ybor and a trolley car ride away from Channelside.

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Fly Drive Holiday: Gulf Coast to Gold Coast

Tampa Bay - Fort Myers - Miami

Begin your trip spending a few days in Tampa Bay, a town with many attractions to suit any budget and style. Following your stay in Tampa Bay, head to Fort Myers, known as Florida’s unspoiled island sanctuary, and spend your days pursuing one of the many watersports on offer. After your Fort Myers experience, spend the last part of your trip in the vibrant and exciting city of Miami, the USA’s premier playground, with its vibrant arts and cultural landscape, renowned nightlife scene and world-class dining and entertainment.
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Fly Drive Holiday: From Discovered to Undiscovered

Orlando – Tampa Bay – Panama City Beach

Begin your self-drive experience in the USA's biggest playground, Orlando enjoying the various theme parks on offer before heading to Tampa Bay, a town with many attractions to suit any budget and style. Take a scenic drive north to the beautiful undiscovered Panama City Beach, which spans 27 miles of glorious beachfront and is often referred to as the ‘seafood capital of the south'.
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Fly Drive Holiday: The Gulf Coast & Florida’s Everglades

Tampa – Fort Myers – Marco Island

Begin your trip spending a few days in Tampa Bay, a town with many attractions to suit any budget and style. Following your stay in Tampa Bay, head to Fort Myers, known as Florida’s unspoiled island sanctuary, and spend your days island hopping on a charter cruise, pursuing one of the many watersports on offer, or exploring the boho boutiques and galleries. After your Fort Myers experience, spend the last part of your trip relaxing on the white sands of Marco Island, soaking in the stunning Paradise Coast scenery and sampling the exquisite fresh seafood delights.
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay®  
A visit to Tampa isn’t complete without a trip to this action packed adventure park! Busch Gardens Tampa Bay® is also home to exotic animals like giraffes, lions and tigers! You'll feel like you're on an African safari as your explore the parks 335 acres in search of your favourite animal. From £89 per adult and £85 per child.

The Zooquarium  
See Florida Aquarium - home to fierce Sand Tiger Sharks - and Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park - home to over 1000 animals in this great value combo! From £39pp.

Helicopter Tour
Explore Tampa Bay from the air on this helicopter ride over Davis Island, the Port of Tampa and Hillsborough Bay. This scenic flights takes in the areas beautiful scenery and even offers the chance to see playful bottlenose dolphins swimming bellow. From £52pp.

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Time Difference:
GMT- 5hours

Closest Airport:
Tampa International Airport, (approx. 9 hours and 20 minutes, direct flight) or Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, indirect flights only (approx. 10 hours and 30 minutes, direct flight)

Getting around:
Hire a car and explore the surrounding areas. Check out the great selection of dining options, attractions and local excursions available. Car hire is available from £20 per day.

Insider Tip:
Head over to Ybor City, Tampa’s Latin Quarter – browse eclectic shops, galleries and dine out in one of the neighbourhood’s exotic restaurants. In the evening the area comes alive with live music and vibrant clubs.

You’re going to need an ESTA:
For anyone travelling to the USA, the US authorities have imposed a requirement for passengers travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), to register for Electronic Travel Authority. Just fill in the online application form which you can find at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. You will need to apply for entry via ESTA at least a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel.

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