The city of Minneapolis is served by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. The airport is situated to the southeast of the city. Several domestic airlines and three international airlines serve the airport. Travelers looking for cheap flights from Minneapolis can search for flights from several airlines at once on Orbitz.com, including Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is a joint military-civilian airport. The airport is situated approximately 10 miles from both downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport offers a variety of parking options. Covered parking is available for visits lasting more than nine hours at a rate of $8 for the first hour and a daily maximum charge of $22. Value parking is also available at a rate of $8 for the first hour and a daily maximum charge of $16. For visits less than nine hours, short-term parking is available at a rate of $5 for the first hour and up to a maximum of $36 a day.
Travelers departing from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport can take advantage of a range of transportation services, including car rental companies, van and shuttle services, and taxi services. Public transportation is also available through the Metro Transit. The public bus service serves the Twin Cities metro area. Taxi service is available to and from the airport. Fares average between $38 and $49 for trips to and from downtown Minneapolis. Fares from downtown St. Paul range between $30 and $37.
Several dining options are available at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, making it easy for travelers to enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee or a quick snack prior to boarding their flight. Restaurant options include A&W, Burger King, Caribou Coffee, Dunn Bros Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, French Meadow Bakery Cafe, La Brea Bakery CafÃ© and Starbucks Coffee. By searching for multiple airlines at once on Orbitz.com, it is easy to find cheap flights from Minneapolis.
Use Orbitz.com to book one of the many flights to Tampa International Airport, the major airport serving the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Most major domestic and international airlines fly in and out of the Tampa airport, which is located at 4100 George J Bean Parkway, roughly eight miles northwest of the downtown Tampa area.
There are several options for ground transportation from the Tampa airport. Pick up the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus (HART) near the red baggage claim area, or grab a taxi or share-a-ride van at the ground transportation quadrants located in each corner of the baggage claim area. Most cab companies charge a $2 fee plus $2.25 for each mile, with a minimum $15 charge for each trip. For the ultimate mobility during your stay, use Orbitz.com to add a rental car to your travel package.
Tampa has a relatively mild climate. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and summer temperatures top out at around 90 degrees. Dress for summer, but bring a light jacket for those cool nights and a waterproof slicker for the inevitable afternoon storms.
To get the most out of your Tampa trip, attend a few of the city's outdoor festivals and celebrations. Each Saturday evening throughout the summer, you can attend Saturday Sunsets on the Trail at Treasure Island or the Holmes Beach Concerts in the Park series. The Fun 'N Sun festival and the annual Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival run through the spring, and Art in the Park and the Bridge Street Market are weekly events. Enjoy your Tampa vacation, and don't forget to use Orbtiz.com to book cheap flights to Tampa for your next trip.
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