Other areas to stay in Tampa
A National Historic Landmark District, Ybor City, once the home of Cuban immigrants who started up cigar manufacturing factories, is well-known for its rich culture and spectacular nightlife. Whatever after-hours scene you’re looking to find, this place will deliver. From dive bars to high-end clubs, Ybor City has it all!
Tampa is well-known for its craft beer, and if you are looking for a sample head to the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. This is a popular restaurant as well as a bar that has a great selection of in-house beers. If you want to dance into the early hours of the morning, then Filthy Richard in the Ritz is the place to be. Every Friday night they host the area's most popular dance party! Ybor City isn’t all clubs, pubs, and bars either, finish your epic night by getting a tattoo or enjoying some late-night pizza.
Hotels in Ybor City
Buccaneers game, close to the airport, shopping
The Westshore area is located close to the airport centred around the Westshore Boulevard, so it´s a convenient place to stay. It is the main business and commercial district, and where the city’s best shopping can be found. You can satisfy any retail cravings at the Westshore Shopping Mall, International Plaza and Bay Street as you browse for homewares, fashion and accessories in upmarket boutiques and gleaming stores that will meet all your shopping needs.
The area is also the home to more than 200 restaurants and vast food courts. Westshore area is in a handy location for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Steinbrenner Field, the spring training home of the New York Yankees, and Downtown Tampa is a 15-minute cab ride from Westshore.
Hotels in Westshore
Busch Gardens, families with kids
Away from the pulse of downtown, lies the charming suburb of Temple Terrace, which is a great alternative area to stay in. The area is also known as Tampa’s most beautiful suburb. The Hillsborough River peacefully meanders through wide open park areas, while historical mansions that date back to the 1920s sit along tree-lined streets. This calm green oasis bestows a small laid-back town atmosphere, earning Tampa the accolade of fifth best outdoor city in the US.
It is the perfect jumping off point to immerse yourself in Africa at the Busch Gardens adventure park, a gargantuan African-themed family theme park that is home to more than 12,000 animals, award-winning roller coasters, world-class entertainment and live shows that are perfect for family entertainment.
Hotels in Temple Terrace
Tampa Bay Harbor/ Rocky Point
Sea views, close to the airport, Amalie Arena
Coastal lovers will be in their element in Tampa Bay Harbor! It really does epitomize Florida’s beautiful coastline and is the best place to stay for those who love a sea view. Indeed, there are many hotels and inns available all along this coastal stretch, with panoramic sea views and great facilities. Within Tampa Bay, Rocky point is a particularly ideal place to stay. It has some of Florida’s most pristine white-sanded beaches and is a very short distance for Tampa’s airport.
As well as swimming in the warm sea and sunbathing on the beaches in Tampa Bay, cultural travelers can find plenty to do here. There are museums and art galleries aplenty, and even an aquarium. After a day of sunbathing or sightseeing, you can enjoy a nice meal at one of the many seafront restaurants located here. Food and drink is great, and the sunsets are spectacular!
Hotels in Tampa Bay Harbor