Tampa, FL, USA

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Tampa, FL, USA

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Enjoy a Rental House for your Tampa Vacation

Tampa, Florida is a great vacation destination. There are plenty of activities for everyone. You can enjoy a rental property when you stay in Tampa. Houses, condos, and townhouses are popular choices. You stay may include many amenities and facilities such as pools, outdoor grills, internet access, cable television, and washing machines.

Spend the Day at an Amusement Park

Busch Gardens is located in the Tampa Bay region. It is a wonderful place to spend the day with the family. The park has an overall safari and animal theme, so it is perfect for animal lovers. There are over 12,000 animals in the park with more than 250 species represented. Thirty of these species are listed as either threatened or endangered. In addition, there are Sesame Street attractions for the youngest in your group. There are also adventurous rides and roller coasters for those who dare to try them out. In addition, the park offers many shows as well as shopping and dining. Several cafes and other restaurants are located in the park for your enjoyment.

Visit the Aquariums to Learn About Marine Life

There are two convenient aquariums in the Tampa area. The Florida Aquarium is located in Tampa, Florida. It boasts that over 20,000 species of aquatic life are shown in their exhibits. They have shows daily as well as many exhibits showing off their animals. They even offer a dolphin cruise where you go on a boat to see dolphins in their natural habitat, the Bay. Only a 45 minute drive away, you can also visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Located in Clearwater, Florida, it also boasts many different species of aquatic life. In addition, this is the home to the dolphin, Winter, from the movie Dolphin Tale. The aquarium has several exhibits that show different parts from the movie. They also have many other exhibits with many other marine animals.

Tampa Beaches Offer Something for Everyone

There are many beaches along the shore of Tampa Bay region. The white sand beaches are a great place to relax and have a picnic. Children may enjoy playing and building in the sand while other may enjoy the water. Some of the beaches offer rental kayaks, so you can take a ride in the calm waters of the Bay. Other outdoor water sports are also popular in this area.

The Weather in Tampa is Beautiful

The weather in Tampa is beautiful in the winter months. The temperatures average in the mid to upper 70s with an abundance of sunshine. The summer temperatures average much higher, usually in the upper 80s to low 90s. There are often afternoon thunderstorms in Tampa in the summer. Spring and Fall are also nice in Tampa with temperatures in the upper 50s through the low 70s. The best time to visit Tampa would be in the Winter, especially if you live in a colder climate and wish to escape from frigid temperatures. Other times of the year are also nice in Tampa.

The Best Ways to Get to Tampa

Driving to Tampa by car is one option you may choose. Tampa is easily accessible by car via the many highways and interstates through Florida. A rental car may be an option if you do not want to put excess mileage on your personal car or if you have a lot of luggage and gear to bring along. Amtrak serves the Tampa area so taking a train is a convenient option. Additionally, you can fly into the area easily. Tampa has an airport, the Tampa International Airport that serves the region. Any way you get to Tampa, it will be a wonderful stay.

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.