Tampa, situated on the west coast of Florida and close to the Gulf of Mexico, is a major draw for solo travelers, family travelers and people wanting to escape the colder northern climates. In true Florida fashion, the weather is typically mild and sunny allowing many opportunities to get outdoors and explore the beaches and many attractions the city has to offer.
Home to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, Tampa is a great family vacation alternative to the Disney crowds of Orlando. It offers no shortage of attractions to keep the entire family entertained. Visit the children’s museum or the aquarium to take a break from the sun or avoid a mid-afternoon rain shower. But once the sun comes back out, head to one of the many top-notch golf courses, beaches (St. Petersburg is nearby) or state parks and continue exploring. The Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon and see one of these magnificent creatures up close. The entertainment doesn’t stop there though! Tampa is a major attraction for adult visitors too. There are endless places to shop, dine and be entertained throughout the city. One major area that combines all three is Hyde Park Village. Shop, eat and hang out in the upscale shopping village.
No matter what the occasion, book your Tampa vacation rental today to explore all that this city has to offer!
Tampa has one major airport, Tampa International Airport (TPA), which is 9 miles from downtown. Other airports that get you close to Tampa are, St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) which is 15 miles away or Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) which is 45 miles away.
Tampa airport offers many options to get you to your vacation rental. Buses and public transportation options are very economical and will connect you to Tampa city. Other available options are taxis, shuttles, major rideshare companies or car rentals, which all service the airport and can get you to your vacation rental.
Getting around town? Rent a car to explore the city and its surrounding areas. Or utilize Taxi/rideshare apps or public transportation to get around town with ease.
In Tampa, June – August are the hottest months of the year with many days around 90 degrees. January – February are the coldest months and temperatures can drop to around 55 degrees. July is the wettest month and January is the driest.
Make sure you book a vacation rental with your preferred heating and cooling options to make your visit comfortable no matter what season you visit.
In Tampa, most of the almost 1,850 vacation rental options are house rentals with an average nightly price of around $230. The median size is about 1800 ft² which makes them a great fit for medium or large groups or families, as most can accommodate 6-8 people. There are many apartment rentals to choose from also. These typically cost an average of $180 per night for a size of about 1000 ft². Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, there are many options in Tampa to choose from for your next vacation rental.