Your Tampa vacation
From Florida beach fun to waterfront city action, a Tampa vacation delivers loads of to-dos in year-round perfect weather. And with a west coast address, popular Tampa Bay Area neighbors St. Petersburg and Clearwater bring close proximity to even more attractions. Bask in the sunshine at natural beaches, including no. 1 winners from Dr. Beach. Wander historic Ybor City or venture into artful new spaces like the Salvador Dali Museum and Morean Art's Center Chihuly Collection. Bring the family to Busch Gardens or the annual Honda Grand Prix.
For best of Tampa travel, start with the top 10 highlights created by Orbitz insiders geared to inspire your next Tampa Bay adventure.
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Downtown luxury overlooking Tampa BayTampa Marriott Waterside Hotel is a landmark on the water, featuring 27 stories of rooms and suites overlooking Tampa Bay. The hotel incorporates cutting-edge technology with a lively and elegant atmosphere through a recently completed... More
Sophisticated corporate retreat in downtown TampaHilton Tampa Downtown is a corporate retreat ideally located in the heart of the city. This 17-story urban hotel is surrounded by the natural attractions of Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. Guests enjoy convenient access to... More
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Resort atmosphere on Tampa’s unique Harbour Island The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is situated on a unique landscaped island in downtown Tampa. Adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, the location is convenient for both business and leisure travelers. Just two... More
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Tampa hotel just steps from banks of Hillsborough River The newly renovated Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is just steps from the banks of the Hillsborough River. Guests can wander downtown for an afternoon spent in the warmth of the Florida sun. Swim in the... More
Located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur. Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today. With an eye for detail and a dash of flair, flawless service and luxury... More
All-suite property connected to convention center on Tampa’s harbor Embassy Suites Tampa has a direct link to the Tampa Convention Center via sky bridge, making this hotel ideal for business travelers. Guests enjoy free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary... More
The Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown, FL hotel is located in Ybor City, a nationally recognized historic district of downtown Tampa, Florida. With our rich designs and comfortable amenities, this hotel beacons its well recognizable name as a lighthouse... More
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Sometimes, to make something great, you have to start from scratch. Were crafting a foodies paradise, a wine lovers dream, a place for connoisseurs of life to come and indulge their appetite because there is no greater homage to life than to indulge in and explore all... More
Choice of self-contained suites with full facilities in downtown Tampa The Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown offers studio, one- and two-bedroom rooms. There are 109 suites on the seven floors of the hotel accessed through a common lobby, and an 81 square... More
The Don Vicente De Ybor is located in the heart of Tampa s historic district, Ybor City. Our 16 guestrooms feature modern amenities in an old European style setting. Guest rooms and foyer are decorated with persian rugs and antiques. Guests are invited to relax in the... More
Tampa Bay Beaches
Kick back on award-winning, white-sand beaches across the Tampa Bay area, including the unspoiled, five-island Fort De Soto Park and Caladesi Island State Park, one of few remaining pristine barrier islands.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Take the family on a wild ride with an African safari, 3,000-animal zoo, wicked coasters (like SheiiKra and Kumba), Sesame Street adventures … and Anheuser-Busch brews for the grown-ups.
La Columbia Restaurant (Ybor City)
Dine old-school at Florida's oldest restaurant La Columbia in Ybor City. The family-owned treasure, which opened in 1905, has been decorated with countless awards from Wine Spectator and even the Spanish government. The large restaurant pulls off an intimate vibe while serving up amazing Spanish/Cuban dishes (try the gazpacho, snapper Alicante and white chocolate bread pudding), flamenco dancing and hand-rolled cigars.
Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)
Take in this new mind-blowing waterfront space, an architectural testament to Surrealism’s notorious mustachioed painter. A curved geodesic glass façade houses a massive collection of Dali’s art, including 96 prized oil paintings.
Come after sundown to Tampa's revitalized old town, a National Historic Landmark District once famous for cigars. Shop and dine, groove to Flamenco dancing, maybe even rock out at The Castle. Or just enjoy a stogie and a walk among historic architecture.
Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center (St. Petersburg)
Let the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier and stunning glass arts lead you through the only permanent exhibition in the world dedicated solely to Chihuly. Visit the glass studio and hot shop to watch other glass artists in action.
Honda Grand Prix
Join race fans every March in St. Petersburg for the premier IZOD IndyCar Series race with festivities for all ages, including a parade, fireworks and live music.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Celebrate and swig buccaneer-style at this annual festival. You'll see Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla staging a pirate attack followed by a Parade of Pirates, plus mega-fireworks and a full-on children’s extravaganza.
Major League Baseball spring training
Catch spring training every March across Tampa Bay with Florida's Grapefruit League. See the New York Yankees at Tampa's Steinbrenner Field, Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater's Bright House Field and Toronto Blue Jays at Dunedin's Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Explore Disasterville and Amazing You in the largest children's science center in the nation. Triple family fun with the Tampa Trio-Triplet Pass to score discounted admission to MOSI, the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Zoo.