Destination guide

The lively area of South Tampa awaits your stay

Take a vacation to South Tampa and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and churches. This city's restaurants, shopping and bars draw many visitors. Salvador Dali Museum and Tampa Convention Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around South Tampa

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that South Tampa has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Florida Aquarium (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Lowry Park Zoo (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • The Pier (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Florida State Fairgrounds (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Adventure Island (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Big Cat Rescue (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in South Tampa

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in South Tampa. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunken Gardens (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Picnic Island Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Hyde Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Cypress Point Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • AIDS Memorial Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around South Tampa

The nearest airport is in Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), located 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 6.9 mi (11 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around South Tampa?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 266 vacation rentals near South Tampa. From 95 Houses to 121 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Tampa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South 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 South Tampa:

  • Clearwater Beach: 834 vacation rentals
  • Pass-a-grille: 1,602 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 1,147 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 469 vacation rentals
  • Isla del Sol: 226 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 South Tampa?

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

  • MacDill Air Force Base: 4,427 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park Village: 1,720 vacation rentals
  • AIDS Memorial Park: 1,478 vacation rentals
  • Picnic Island Park: 7,387 vacation rentals
  • Hester Park: 5,968 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South 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 South Tampa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 95 Houses in South Tampa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Tampa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 121 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 16 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Tampa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 103 vacation rentals with pool available in South Tampa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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