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|Tampa city centre|
|Tampa International Airport (TPA): 8 km from city centre|
Planning on spending your vacation in Tampa? You can find cheap flights to Tampa year-round to Tampa International Airport (TPA). The city's second airport, Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is another choice, albeit much small and caters mostly to no-frills and charter airlines. Most all of America's major airlines fly to Tampa, so prices are very competitive.
The weather in Tampa is phenomenal. The Gulf Stream keeps the winters very mild. From spring to fall, it's pretty much beach weather every day, which is great for outdoor activities and sports. Beware of booking flights to Tampa in summer, when hurricanes and rain are common.
A flight to Tampa from New York takes 4 hours 30 minutes.
Tampa is known for its world-class attractions like Busch Gardens and aquariums not to mention that the country's best beaches on the east coast are just a short drive away with a rental car. Are you ready for your Florida adventure? Here are a few recommendations on places to go and things to do.
Busch Gardens: Busch Gardens is by far the most popular attraction in Tampa. This amusement park and zoo offers plenty of roller coasters, dolphin shows, magic shows, ice skating, parks and endless attractions and themed displays. It’s great for the entire family.
Florida Aquarium: This is a great place if you're traveling with your kids in tow. The permanent exhibition follows the life of a drop of rain in a swamp all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Fascinating!
Ybor: Ybor is a multicultural district north of the downtown area with excellent tourist sights by day and great nightclubs and restaurants by night. Visit the Ybor Cigar Museum, take the Ybor ArtWalk or visit the Saturday marketplace for souvenirs.
Visit Visit Tampa Bay for more info.
There is a wide range of choices when it comes to choosing a hotel in Tampa, even for budget travelers. As with many large cities, you'll find that chain and franchise hotels are king. Tampa is no exception. Motel 6, Marriott, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree and Best Western have several locations across the city.
Tampa is a great spot for your next family vacation. It's moved way past its suburban reputation and has become a trendy stop for top-notch amusement parks, children's museums, aquariums and more for your underage crew to discover.