Where to stay around Tampa?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,335 vacation rentals near Tampa. From 757 Houses to 723 Hotels, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tampa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tampa?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tampa:

  • South Tampa: 197 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 32 vacation rentals
  • Davis Islands: 16 vacation rentals
  • Beach Park: 24 vacation rentals
  • Bayshore: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tampa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tampa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 3,774 vacation rentals
  • Tampa Convention Center: 389 vacation rentals
  • Amalie Arena: 1,708 vacation rentals
  • Raymond James Stadium: 2,388 vacation rentals
  • Channelside Bay Plaza: 1,679 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tampa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tampa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 757 Houses in Tampa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tampa include:

  • Hotels: 723 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 485 rentals available
  • Studios: 250 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tampa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,445 vacation rentals with pool available in Tampa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    In Tampa, don't tamp down your lust for life

    Tampa is a lure for business travelers looking to make a deal, vacationers looking for a happening nightlife, and families looking to be entertained all day long. Once the "Cigar Capital of the World" and a hotbed of organized crime, the city's exciting past has given way to a present filled with historic landmarks, museums, and modern architecture. Give the kids a thrill at the aquarium, walk along the river, or treat yourself to a unique cultural experience. It's all possible from the home base of a Tampa vacation rental.

    Take in the river all day and party hard all night

    Hoping to learn a little history? Hunting for family fun by day? Seeking a spirited club crawl by night? In Tampa, you can do all these and more. If your Tampa vacation rental is near Downtown, head to the Riverwalk alongside the Hillsborough River, a continuous 2.4-mile path connecting parks, shops, and the museums of Tampa's Arts District. Historic Ybor City is home to the city's original cigar factories and can be explored on one of its famous streetcars. Stick around after nightfall and treat yourself to the liveliest bar scene in town.

    Tap into a rich supply of family fun in Tampa

    Tampa's attractions are built for every generation. Busch Gardens is a walkable theme park with epic roller coasters, animal encounters, and live entertainment. On hot days, families flock to Adventure Island, a 30-acre water park with a lazy river, a wave pool, sandy lounging areas, and thrilling waterslides. Add some education to the watery fun at the Florida Aquarium, where you can see herons and ibis, prowl the mangroves, or take an eco-tour in Tampa Bay. For a more spiritual experience, try Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Buddhist Thai temple where visitors can enjoy traditional music.

    Steamed-up summers and easygoing winters

    Tampa has a tropical climate and is warm year-round, with average temperatures ranging from the 70s in January to the 90s in August. Summer is the most popular time for vacationers. Just plan indoor activities if a heat wave rolls through town. You can save money on your Tampa vacation rental in fall. The months from September to December offer lower prices, lower humidity, and smaller crowds at the city's theme parks and museums. Late winter and early spring are lovely, too, but be prepared for rising prices.

    Count rhinos and manatees among your new animal friends

    Tampa's watery borders provide a welcome refuge for wildlife. The Manatee Viewing Center is the prime spot to view these peaceful marine mammals as they wallow in Tampa Bay's warm waters. Visitors to the sanctuary can see tarpon, sharks, and stingrays, too. The Lowry Park Zoo, north of Downtown, may have its animals enclosed, but you'll feel like you're in the wild. There are several free-flight aviaries, a giraffe-feeding station, and a land animal enclosure that lets visitors get up close and personal with rhinos.