Beaches on the Gulf Coast, exciting attractions, and shopping malls everywhere, Tampa is the place to be. The most comfortable and fastest way to discover all of these highlights in Tampa is, of course, by car. Either make a reservation before your trip or hire one straight from the airport across from the baggage claim at Tampa International Airport. After that, your adventures in sunny Tampa and the Tampa Bay area can begin.
Being located in Florida can only mean one thing: attraction parks galore! In Tampa, you can find the well-known park Busch Gardens. Getting up early and being there in the mornings is highly recommend so you can really enjoy the full day. With rides and entertainment for every member of the family, it is a fun visit no matter who you are traveling with or how old you are. From Tampa, you can also use your rental car to drive to one of the many other attraction parks in Florida, such as Walt Disney World Resorts which is only a 60-minute drive away from the city.
Tampa is fortunate enough to be located on the Gulf Coast. Thanks to the warm Atlantic Ocean current, which originates in the Gulf of Mexico, you can enjoy the sunny weather year round. With your rental car, you can easily reach all the water activities Tampa has to offer. For example, you can cruise the city in your spacious SUV on your way to Water Park Adventure Island water park with the entire family. You can also hop in your car and drive north to Lettuce Lake Park. There, you can enjoy a variety of watersports or see plants and wildlife during a hike. A drive to one of the many beaches in the Tampa Bay area is also a possibility.
Of course, there are many other highlights in Tampa that will teach you a bit more about the city. You can have partly interactive history lessons in the Tampa Bay History Center. For a spectacular view, visit the architectural highlight that is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which you will cross during your drive to other stops in Tampa. In the end, driving through Tampa itself and seeing the buildings, roads, people, and everything else that you pass is the best way to become more familiar with this city.
When renting a car for your Tampa journey, you might want to consider which car suits your adventure best. At Orbitz, you can find anything from great deals on SUV’s for the whole family to compact cars at low rates. We have got you covered, no matter what your plans are.