Home to a great choice of family-friendly activities and blessed with a fantastic climate, Tampa makes a great city break destination. Book your flights to Tampa now to discover this vibrant city for yourself.
With the temperature in Tampa between 70˚F and 90˚F throughout the year, there’s not really a bad time to visit the sun-soaked city. The summer months are generally the busiest time for tourists visiting Tampa. Hotels are often full and flights from Tampa to other US destinations can be a little more expensive.
If you want to enjoy a bit of sunshine, but can’t face the summer crowds, book flights to Tampa Florida between September and December. Great deals on hotels are easier to find at this time of year and you’ll find the city’s streets a lot quieter once the summer visitors have flown home.
Winter in Tampa is another good time to visit the city, especially for visitors from northern states looking to escape the grey skies. As December to May are popular months to visit Florida, it’s a good idea to book your flights early if you want to secure a great deal.
There are plenty of departure airports to choose from when booking flights to Tampa FL. And when you use Orbitz, you’ll have an excellent chance of finding a great deal.
A good way to find cheap flights to Tampa is to use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option when searching for journeys. There are a number of airports serving the Tampa Bay area and this will help you find cheap departures from other terminals. Simply click the link beneath the departure or arrival airport on your results page to see other potential flight options.
When it comes to finding cheap flights, the more flexible you can be, the better. If your travel plans aren’t set, click the ‘Show Flexible Dates’ link at the top of your results page to see if you could save money by flying on a different day.
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The main air hub serving the area is Tampa International Airport. Located just six miles west of central Tampa, it’s a convenient arrival and departure point for those travelling to the city. Over twenty major airlines serve Tampa International, ensuring there are plenty of cheap flights from Tampa to destinations around the US. There are also direct flights from Tampa to airports in Central America, Europe and the Caribbean. Buses and taxis are available at the terminal for your onward journey.
St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is located around 17 miles southwest of Tampa. Served mostly by low-cost carriers, the airport offers a choice of domestic routes.
A number of airlines offer direct and indirect flights from Tampa to destinations around the US. These include:
The easiest way to get around Tampa is to drive. Major roads link the city’s various neighborhoods and attractions and hire cars are available from Tampa International Airport as well as several other locations across the city.
If you don’t want to rent a car during your stay in Tampa, use the city’s vintage street car service to get around town. Connecting downtown Tampa, Channelside and Ybor City, it’s a fun and convenient way to navigate your way around.
The center of Tampa is fairly walkable with the two-mile long Riverwalk a particularly good spot for an afternoon stroll. If you want to get out and explore a little more of the city, hire a bike using the public bike share scheme and explore Tampa on two wheels.
No visit to Tampa would be complete without a trip the historic Ybor City. Located at the heart of Tampa’s Latin community, Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District which today is home to a great choice of shops, bars, restaurants and galleries.
Like many place in Florida, Tampa boasts a number of family-friendly attractions. One of the best is Bush Gardens, a 300-acre site with a choice of rides, more than 12,000 animals, restaurants, shops, games and live shows.
If you’re planning on visiting a number of the city’s attractions, look into buying a Tampa Bay City Pass and save money on your days out.
Florida is hot, and Tampa is no exception. The peak season falls over the winter months from January to April, when the weather is warm and the humidity relatively low. As is common in Florida, the weather dictates the activity. You can try to avoid the crowds and opt for a visit during the summer months, but this is one locale that has tourist season for a reason.
Summers in Florida can be painfully hot and muggy, with frequent afternoon thundershowers and lightning storms. If you can stand the scorching temps and near-unbearable humidity, you’ll be welcomed with lower hotel rates and shorter lines at attractions. June, July, and August are when the mercury tops out, but that just give you an excuse to spend your day cooling off at the beachside tiki hut with any kind of drink that has an umbrella in it.
After Labor Day is when deal hunters find the best discounts. The shoulder season months (May, October, and November) are typically a good time to visit, as there are significantly fewer visitors then. This is when Ybor City holds its annual Guavaween, a Halloween-inspired street party with Latin flare.
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