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Although Tampa may not be as popular a destination as Miami or Orlando, it’s the largest metropolis on Florida’s west coast and generates plenty of excitement. From notable landmarks and fun nightlife to access to beautiful beaches and nature, it has plenty to keep a traveler entertained. These are five of the most interesting attractions in and around Tampa:
- The Florida Aquarium. One of the largest of its kind in the United States, The Florida Aquarium is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tampa. The aquarium is home to some 7,000 marine animal and plant species from around the world and lists leafy sea dragons, bonnethead sharks, and giant pacific octopuses among its most famous inhabitants. There are also fascinating exhibitions on native Florida coral reef research and sea turtle and other wildlife conservation.
- Busch Gardens. With more than four million visitors each year, the Busch Gardens theme park is definitely one of the most emblematic points of interest in Tampa. With roller coasters, drop towers, and the next-door Adventure Island water park, it arguably packs in more excitement than any other attraction in the city. Visit the gardens’ official website to learn more.
- Museum of Science and Industry. An interactive institution that’s another beloved attraction for families, the MOSI is, for many, the most interesting museum in Tampa. It includes a planetarium, a simulated moon base, a ropes course (not for those afraid of heights), and a number of other permanent exhibitions dedicated to science and discovery.
- Armature Works. This hip food hall also has an event space and co-working space. Most visitors go to Armature Works for a drink or a meal. They have plenty of cuisines to choose from, whether you are in the mood for tacos, ramen, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, southern food like fried chicken or macaroni and cheese, or ice cream and cookies. For drinks, you’ll find coffee here or cocktails. We suggest enjoying their rooftop bar! For dining, you can sit inside or outdoors on the waterfront of Hillsborough River, depending on the weather and your preferences. There’s also a sit-down restaurant inside if you prefer that over quick-service kiosks.
- Amerlie Arena. One of America’s most successful NHL hockey teams is located in Tampa. If you’re a sports fan – or enjoy the energy of a live sporting event – don’t miss the opportunity to see the Tampa Bay Lightning play at Amelie Arena in Downtown Tampa if you’re visiting during hockey season, between October and April. If you’re there in the off-season, check out their calendar. They host many concerts year-round; everyone from Madonna to the Jonas Brothers performs at the arena.
Top international routes
- Grand Cayman
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Car rental desks
Carl’s Van Rentals is located off-airport and provides a shuttle for its customers. Head to the Red or Blue Baggage Claim to catch it.
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Nearest gas station
For those coming from Clearwater, it is best to not follow the signs to the airport and instead exit onto W. Spruce St. and then take a right when you reach Westshore Blvd. where you will find a Shell station on your right two blocks down.
If approaching the airport from Tampa on I-275 you will likewise want to exit onto Westshore Blvd. and take a right. There will be a Shell station on your left. Continue on Westshore Blvd. afterwards and look at Google Maps to see how to get to the Rental Car Center.
Finally, if you are approaching from Tampa along W. Kennedy Blvd., you will pass multiple gas stations on your way.
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Tampa Airport (TPA)
- IATA: TPA
- ICAO: KTPA
- Name: Tampa Airport (TPA)
- Distance from city: 6 miles / 9.7 km
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338.8 km / 210.5 miles away
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Car Rental Information
|Popular suppliers||Easirent, One Switch Rent a Car, York Car Rental, HDC Rent a Car, United Rent A Car|
|Popular car categories||Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars, Small cars|
|Lowest price||$17 per day|
|Cheapest supplier||HDC Rent a Car|
Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Easirent||Nissan Altima||4||1||Large cars|
|Easirent||Toyota Yaris||5||0||Small cars|
|York Car Rental||Honda Civic||4||1||Medium cars|
|Easirent||Nissan Sentra||4||2||Medium cars|
|Easirent||Hyundai Santa Fe||5||2||SUVs|
|One Switch Rent a Car||Hyundai Accent (i25)||4||3||Medium cars|
|One Switch Rent a Car||Chevrolet Cruze||4||2||Medium cars|
|One Switch Rent a Car||Nissan Versa||4||2||Medium cars|
|HDC Rent a Car||Honda Civic||4||2||Medium cars|
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