Sun, sea, and surf draw millions of visitors to Tampa, situated on the calm, clear waters of Tampa Bay, right at the heart of Florida’s Suncoast. For Tampa hotel guests seeking nothing more than some chill time, dozens of beaches await close by, offering rest and relaxation. But there’s much more to explore.
The Florida Aquarium gives visitors an up-close look at marine life and Busch Gardens satisfies kids and adults alike with animal attractions and thrilling rides. Sailing, snorkeling, fishing, wind surfing and golfing are just a few active, outdoor options for guests at our Tampa hotels. And those who’d rather watch than play enjoy watching Tampa’s major league sports teams: the Buccaneers football team and Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
Tampa Bay nightlife centers on Ybor City, the historic district once home to Tampa’s cigar-making industry and now the scene for the city’s annual Pirate Parade, the central celebration of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. But you can also stay right in your own Tampa accommodations or book a cruise and watch one of the area’s famed sunsets over the bay while sipping a cool beverage. You’ll never run out of ways to relax or have fun in the Tampa Bay area.