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Tampa Bay Holidays

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Tampa Bay Holidays

Book your Tampa Bay holidays and get ready to experience the latest from Florida’s most hip, authentic, and urban tourism destination. With new hotels, amazing dining and thrilling attractions, the treasures of Tampa Bay are yours to discover!

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Top 5 things to do in Tampa Bay

Take a white-knuckle ride at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. Cheetah Hunt® gives you the feel of chasing prey across the Serengeti. Cobra’s Curse brings you eye-to-eye with the Snake King before hurtling through an amazing ride.
Explore the 4 km Tampa Riverwalk, which links museums, hotels, restaurants and performance venues like gems on a string. It is the perfect place for a morning jog, and afternoon bike ride, or a hand-in-hand sunset stroll.
A century ago, Ybor City was the Cigar Capital of the World. Skilled tabaqueros still roll cigars by hand along Seventh Avenue. Smoke one while sipping a café con leche before enjoying Ybor City’s restaurants or nightclubs.
Take to the water along Tampa Bay’s sparkling downtown waterfront. Sporty types will want to try out their sea legs atop a rented paddleboard. Captain your own Tampa e-boat for a slow cruise through downtown. Hop on and off the Pirate Water Taxi as it travels up and down the waterfront. Or bring your own crew and brews for a pedal-powered exploration above the Kraken Cycleboat.
Shop ‘til you drop among International Plaza’s 200 luxury brands, including Tiffany’s, Hugo Boss and Apple. Tampa International Airport is moments away, so you won’t have far to tote your bags. Bargain hunters will the prices at Tampa Premium Outlets worth the 20-minute drive.

Tampa Bay Holidays Highlights

Tampa's ZooQuarium

Adult: £39 Child: £31

At ZooTampa, there's more animal fun and just as many conservation efforts. Meet Sdudla, the head of a herd of elephants, who weighs in at around 10,000 lbs! See the Florida manatees and a family of orangutans in action, and learn about endangered species and how you can help protect them. The Florida Aquarium gets you immersed in different zones, all designed to show you something new.

From glimpsing rare seahorses and stroking stingrays to learning about our endangered oceanic friends, each exhibit is an educational dive into our oceans. See alligators, otters, and pythons on the Wetlands Trail, and meet a 300-pound goliath grouper in Bays & Beaches. Over at Stingray Beach, learn about endangered green sea turtles and find out what a stingray feels like. In the Journey to Madagascar, you can meet lemurs, chameleons, geckos, and even crawl inside a tree full of hissing cockroaches (if you dare)! Don't worry, there's a layer of glass to separate you. The perfect ticket for an animal-loving family.

Tampa Bay CityPASS

Adult: £89 Child: (3-9 yrs) £80

The Tampa Bay CityPASS® program covers admission to the best five attractions. Plus, CityPASS® ticket holders skip most main-entrance ticket lines. Your Ticket Booklet is valid for 9 days from first use and includes all you need: One-time admission tickets, detailed attraction information, coupons and a map.

Tampa Bay CityPASS admissions:

  • Busch Gardens Tampa
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

You also have the choice between:

  • Chihuly Collection OR Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

The CityPASS comes with useful information, such as a map, hours of operation, transportation information, contact information and insiders’ tips.

When to Visit

  • Jan
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  • Currency US Dollars ($)
  • Flying time from UK From London to Tampa is 9 hours 20 minutes
  • Primary Language English
  • Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.
I had such a fun stay in Tampa Bay! There’s so much to fill your days with but also so many lovely spots to chill out in the sun too. One of the things we made a point of doing was visiting The Florida Aquarium because it’s known to be one of the top aquariums in the country. It didn’t disappoint – they had everything from sharks and alligators to penguins! There was also really cool interactive programmes like Dive with the Sharks and Swim with the Fishes etc. We found out later that there was a Backstage Pass where you are able to get face-to-face with the penguins which we were gutted to miss out on so make sure if you take the trip you make the most of it! Another thing I definitely would recommend is having a go on the water bikes which are basically stationary bikes mounted on kayak’s – it’s not as scary as you would think because they are actually really difficult to tip over and families are always on them! We finished that day by having a drink in a 360-degree open waterfront bar which was so lovely.
Aaron - Digital Content Editor