Destination guide

Strawberry fields forever

Every city loves to be the world leader at something, whether it's the biggest buildings, the highest standard of living, or the richest financial district. Plant City's claim to fame is a bit out of the ordinary. Welcome to 'The Winter Strawberry Capital of the World'. But a Plant City vacation rental is about more than just fruit-related superlatives. Strawberry City is a relaxed, easy-living place, where that warm Florida sun shines year-round, and for somewhere so close to the bright lights and loop-the-loops of Tampa and Orlando, it's got a small-town charm that's all its own.

Things to do

Digging down into the roots of Plant City

For a city where no trains stop, Plant City is pretty hot on its rail history. The Willaford Railroad museum has an extensive collection of rail memorabilia and a train-viewing platform. For a dose of African-American history, visit the Bing Rooming House Museum, or to go even further back in time, take your mini-paleontologists to mine for fossils and meet life-size (plastic) dinosaurs at Dinosaur World. For an animal encounter of the less polystyrene variety, take a half-hour drive over to the theme park and zoo at Busch Gardens. Or you could jack the driving up to 45 minutes and hit Walt Disney World.

Activities

Enjoying the fruits of your labor in Plant City

If the outdoors is your playground, then a Plant City vacation rental will keep you out of mischief. There are 3 regional/state parks within easy reach, offering activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and boating. It wouldn't be Florida without a round of golf somewhere along the way, or you can hide from the summer humidity with the wealth of shopping and dining options. And if you want to encounter some of those winter strawberries in the (sweet, juicy) flesh, then rock up in February and March for the annual Florida Strawberry Festival, with parades, concerts, and other events.

Weather

Winter is NOT coming

Ah, that miraculous Gulf Coast Climate - it's not quite tropical, but it's darn close. Anywhere that can produce red, ripe strawberries in the dead of winter is not going to be dishing up Game of Thrones-style blizzards. In fact, winter is just about the best time for a Plant City vacation rental. Mild and dry, you're unlikely to need more than a light jacket. As for summers, they tend to be humid and hot, and daily thunderstorms are pretty much a fact of life. Mark yourself out as a traveler by getting one of those plastic ponchos they sell at Disney.

Natural features

Keeping it wet and wild with the Alafia alligators

Whether it's cascading from the sky in summer, off to the side of the highway, or swooshing over your head at Splash Mountain, water is never very far away in this part of Florida. Half an hour over to the west, you've got Tampa Bay, which connects into that big, wide Gulf of Mexico. And then there are those lakes and wetlands, home to local celebrities like the alligator. For a good chance of seeing one, head out to Alafia River State Park. Oh, and you might come across one or two strawberry fields.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Plant City

Fly into Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), the closest airport, located 21.2 mi (34.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 25.2 mi (40.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Plant City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,840 vacation rentals near Plant City. From 1,001 Houses to 327 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 Plant City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Plant City?

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 Plant City:

  • Northwest Tampa: 807 vacation rentals
  • South Tampa: 265 vacation rentals
  • Davis Islands: 25 vacation rentals
  • Ybor City: 102 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Lakes: 20 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 Plant City?

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

  • Dinosaur World: 577 vacation rentals
  • Edward Medard Regional Park: 504 vacation rentals
  • Brandon Farms: 673 vacation rentals
  • Aldermans Ford Park: 250 vacation rentals
  • Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club: 708 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Plant City 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 Plant City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,001 Houses in Plant City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Plant City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 327 rentals available
  • Villas: 260 rentals available
  • Cabins: 78 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Plant City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,125 vacation rentals with pool available in Plant City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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