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Tampa Bay Holidays​

The hip, urban heart of Florida’s Gulf coast beats in Tampa Bay. Treasure awaits! Tampa Bay boasts thrilling rollercoasters, Cuban culture, vibrant nightlife, engaging museums, stunning shows, a sparkling waterfront, tranquil outdoor excursions, creative chefs, and craft beer – all steeped in warm weather and sunshine. Tampa Bay has an experience for every budget and style. 

As the urban heart of Florida’s Gulf coast, Tampa Bay makes an ideal base for day-tripping across the reg​ion. Tampa is replete with awesome attractions for families, couples and sports fans ali​ke. Kids of all ages will love Busch Gardens, the Africa-themed adventure park that's home to some of the best roller-coasters in the Sunshine State. Plus with all kinds of up-close animal encounters, it's somewhere the whole family will enjoy.

Elsewhere, come face-to-face with sharks and sea dragons at the world-class Florida Aquarium, or hand-feed giraffes and meet mysterious manatees at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Spot a dolphin on The Florida Aquarium’s Bay Spirit II. Discover Tampa Bay’s sparkling waterfront by hiring a paddleboard or water bike, piloting a self-drive e-boat or hopping the Pirate Water Taxi for a narrated cruise along the Hillsborough River. Soak up history strolling the brick streets of Ybor City, Tampa Bay’s Latin quarter. Drop into a Seventh Avenue cigar shop for a hand-rolled puro, made the same way since 1885. Order a café con leche and immerse yourself in Cuban culture without leaving the U.S.

And remember: You’re in Florida’s hub for craft brewing. Whether you like your beer light and bright or dark as night, there’s an exciting local pint around every corner. Visit world-famous Cigar City Brewing or local favorites Coppertail, Angry Chair or Rock Brothers to see what’s on tap.

So what are you waiting for? Plump for Tampa Bay holidays and give yourself a break. A real break, that is, full of sunshine, good times and whole heap of memories.

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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

Take a white-knuckle ride at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Cheetah Hunt® gives you the feel of chasing prey across the Serengeti. Cobra’s Curse brings you eye-to-eye with the Snake King before hurtling through an amazing ride.


Enjoy a night out in Ybor City, whose eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs has earned it a reputation as "the nightlife capital of Florida's Gulf Coast".


5. Shop ‘til you drop among International Plaza’s 200 luxury brands, including Tiffany’s, Hugo Boss and Apple. Tampa International Airport is moments away, so you won’t have far to tote your bags. Bargain hunters will the prices at Tampa Premium Outlets worth the 20-minute drive.


Tampa Bay’s past inspires dishes filled with history. Ulele on the Tampa Riverwalk draws on foods eaten by early natives and Spanish explorers. In hipster-friendly Seminole Heights, neighborhood hangout Fodder & Shine serves dishes Florida’s pioneering “Cracker” settlers would recognize from the early 20th Century.

Fun on the water

Take to the water along Tampa Bay’s sparkling downtown waterfront. Sporty types will want to try out their sea legs atop a rented paddleboard. Captain your own Tampa e-boat for a slow cruise through downtown. Hop on and off the Pirate Water Taxi as it travels up and down the waterfront. Or bring your own crew and brews for a pedal-powered exploration above the Kraken Cycleboat.You can also enjoy sailing, fishing and the amazing Canoe Escape adventure where you can spot otters, alligators and freshwater turtles living wild and free in the amazing Florida wilderness.


Our Top Hotels in Tampa Bay

Holiday Inn Express Tampa

Holiday Inn Express Tampa​


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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Intercontinental Tampa

Intercontinental Tampa


The InterContinental Tampa 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


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 Waterfron Suites


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


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®  
A visit to Tampa isn’t complete without a trip to this action packed adventure park! Busch Gardens 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.

Tampa Trio Pass  
See Florida Aquarium - home to fierce Sand Tiger Sharks, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo – home to over 1000 animals and Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 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 You will need to apply for entry via ESTA at least a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel.

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