While you won't be able to fly direct from Mosinee, WI (CWA-Central Wisconsin) to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), there are a number of airlines that service this route with only one stopover. Why not see if Delta Air Lines or United Airlines have flights that match your travel plans? If not, take a look at American Airlines.
The quickest flight from Wausau to Tampa is around 3 hours and 36 minutes. Order your favorite wine from the drink trolley, write in your travel journal or get to know your neighbors — you'll have plenty of time on this medium-haul journey.
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Wausau, WI, is served by two airports. The Central Wisconsin Airport is a regional airport located 15.5 miles from downtown Wausau at 200 CWA Drive in nearby Mosinee, MI. The Central Wisconsin Airport provides cheap flights from Wausau with Delta Connection, United Express and American Connection flying the first leg of any routes to either Chicago or Detroit. The Wausau Downtown Airport, lies within the city boundaries but only offers flights for private and charter airplanes. Flights can be booked online using Orbitz.com.
Parking at the Central Wisconsin Airport is available in a lot located just north of the airport's terminal building. Spaces are available free for 45 minutes to allow time for drop-offs. Short-term parking is $1 an hour up to seven hours. For long-term parking of seven hours or more, the rate is $7 a day. Parking payment can be made with a credit card at the entrance gate or with cash using the PayStation machine in the terminal near the baggage claim upon retrieving your vehicle.
Transportation to the airport from Wausau is available through Courtesy Cab and Taxi Time cab service. Both taxi services are metered, with the fare varying according to pickup location but averaging approximately $39 from the city to the airport.
George's Restaurant is a great place to have a last meal in town before departing Wausau. The prices are fairly cheap, and the menu is filled with traditional breakfast favorites. There's also a restaurant in the Central Wisconsin Airport where you can eat a quick meal if you're in a rush to catch one of the cheap flights from Wausau arranged by Orbitz.com.
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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