Tampa, FL, USA

Tampa, FL, USA

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Making waves in Tampa

An enduring favorite of travelers the world over, Tampa has been wowing visitors for decades with its cultural venues, world-class restaurants, and family-friendly outings. Consistently ranked among America’s most popular cities, travelers come for the golden beaches and soon discover that this is only the beginning of Tampa’s offerings. Once you find your ideal Tampa vacation rental, you'll find a range of attractions awaiting you, whether it's classical music at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, canoe trips down the Hillsborough River, trawling for deals at the Big Top Flea Market, or marveling at Bok Tower Gardens.

Making waves in Tampa

Florida is known for spectacular beaches and Tampa is no exception. Still, there’s more to Tampa’s beaches than lying on the sand, soaking up the sun. From fishing from the pier to the rush of a speedboat ride across the harbor, not to mention water parks to thrill the kids, Tampa's has an ample range of activities in store. A canoe excursion down the Hillsborough River is a lovely way to explore a different side to the region. You’ll see birds, turtles, and alligators as you and your family make your way through this expansive park on a full-day outing.

An authentic slice of Tampa

Officially listed as a National Historic Landmark District, Ybor City is the trendiest spot to be seen in Tampa. With several structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there are photo ops around every corner, but Ybor City Museum is the best place to start. Here, you can learn about everything from the district’s beginnings as a key player in the cigar industry through to the present-day art scene, which has rejuvenated the area. Once you’re done, hit the streets and check out the art galleries and boutiques for a further taste of its distinct flavor.

Year-round sunshine in Tampa

Summer is the perfect time to find Tampa vacation rentals on the beach, with the Floridian climate providing the perfect weather for sunbathing and swimming. Bear in mind that prices are generally a little higher during this period, and you’ll need to book fast to ensure your preferred dates. That said, Tampa’s climate is favorable all year round, with temperatures mild even in winter, so a little flexibility pays dividends. If you’re traveling in winter, and want to keep the kids in top spirit, why not search for a Tampa vacation rental with a pool?

Out and about around Tampa

Outside the city limits, you’ll find a number of national parks where you can encounter Florida’s wildlife up close. From spotting gators in the wetlands to strolling under flower canopies in downtown parks, Tampa displays its natural influences proudly. Al Lopez Park spans 132 acres of beautiful scenery, including 2 ponds that are fantastic for fishing, while Alafia State park has bike and horseback-riding trails through rolling hills and hardwood forests. Once your excursion is over, it’s just a quick ride back to your Tampa vacation rental for a well-deserved sleep, before the adventure begins anew.