Major theme parks and exciting nightlife, engaging museums and glorious golf, outdoor adventures, wall-to-wall sunshine and some of the Gulf Coast’s best shopping and dining make Tampa Bay holidays ideal for just about every budget and style.
With non-stop flights from British Airways, the city of Tampa is the perfect gateway to the Gulf Coast’s famously soft, white sands. But before you make a beeline for the beach, why not spend a few days in this buzzing, modern metropolis? Tampa is replete with awesome attractions for families, couples and sports fans alike. Kids of all ages will love Busch Gardens, the Africa-themed adventure park that’s home to some of the best roller-coasters in the Sunshine State. Plus with all kinds of up-close animal encounters, it’s somewhere the whole family will enjoy.
Tampa Bay’s biggest theme park combines animal action and rides mayhem in a huge bundle of fun. Among the 2,000 animals you can get up close to are elephants, cheetahs, lions and meerkats; plus there’s a whole host of rides, shows and adrenaline-inducing roller coasters.
Enjoy a night out in Ybor City, whose eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs has earned it a reputation as “the nightlife capital of Florida’s Gulf Coast”.
Shop till you drop at International Plaza, a high-end mall featuring such desirable brands as Diesel, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. It’s very close to Tampa International Airport – so you won’t have far to carry those extra bags!
Get a taste of Ybor City’s Latin heritage at the more than 100 year old Columbia restaurant, where delicious Spanish dishes come with a side order of Flamenco dancing.
Enjoy water based activities including e-boat rentals, sailing, fishing and the amazing Canoe Escape adventure where you can spot otters, alligators and freshwater turtles living wild and free in the amazing Florida wilderness.