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Things to Do Things to Do
In Tampa

Experience the authentic side of Tampa by exploring local museums, shops, and nightlife spots, or spend a fun-filled day with the family at one of Florida’s famous theme parks. It's all just minutes away from our downtown Westshore hotel.


MacDill Air Force Base

9211 Marina Bay Drive
Tampa, FL 33621
8.9 miles

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aircraft Operations Center and its "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft are located at this active Tampa Air Force base.

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WestShore Plaza

250 Westshore Plaza
 Tampa, FL 33609
 0.4 mile 

Located in the Westshore Business District off of I-275, WestShore Plaza includes an AMC movie theater, a selection of restaurants, and over 100 brand name stores.

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Amalie Arena

401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
5.4 miles

Home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, Amalie Arena is the 8th largest ice hockey arena in the world with a seating capacity of 19,092.

Hockey arena with filled bleachers

Raymond James Stadium 

4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
3.9 miles

The "Ray Jay" is a multi-purpose stadium that seats 65,618 for fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League and the NCAA's South Florida Bulls.

Close up of football and helmet

George M. Steinbrenner Field 

1 Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614 
4.1 miles

Built in 1996, the George M. Steinbrenner Field is home to the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and can hold up to 11,026 cheering fans.

Close up of baseball, bat & mit

University of Tampa 

401 West Kennedy Boulevard  
 Tampa, FL 33606 
 3.9 miles 

Full of Spartan pride, the University of Tampa is a private co-educational university in Downtown Tampa, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools.

University of Tampa exterior

MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater 

4802 US-301
Tampa, FL 33610
 12.1 miles

Boasting a jam-packed calendar of upcoming musical acts, this popular outdoor venue is the largest concert-only facility in the Tampa Bay Area.

Close up of microphones


1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
8.9 miles

Voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the US by Parents Magazine, the 63-acre ZooTampa features closeup encounters with koalas, penguins, rhinos, and more.

a koala bear in a tree eating leaves

Tropicana Field

1 Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
17.3 miles

Home to Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, The Trop has been a fan favorite for spring training since the team's inaugural season in 1998.

a baseball in a baseball mitt

Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
5.9 miles

The 250,000-square-foot Florida Aquarium offers twice daily wild dolphin cruises, backstage passes to play with penguins, and scuba sessions with sharks.

two dolphins with half their bodies out of the water

Busch Gardens

10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
13.2 miles

Animal encounters, thrill rides, and family-friendly attractions await at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a 335-acre African-themed adventure park.

an upside down rollercoaster at an amusement park

Ybor City

2015 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
8.8 miles

This popular district in Tampa is best known for its boutiques and vintage shops, Latin American eateries, and lively gay-friendly nightlife along 7th Avenue.

ornate colorful tile on the walls of a building in ybor city

Adventure Island

10001 North Malcolm McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
13.8 miles

Get ready for a day of fun in the sun at Adventure Island. The 30-acre water park features waterslides, wave pools and play areas, cafes, and an island surf shop.

children splashing in the pool water

Skatepark of Tampa

4215 East Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
9.1 miles

Considered one of the top skateboarding venues on the East Coast of the United States, SPoT is best known for its annual Tampa Am and Tampa Pro competitions.

two people sitting at the top of a ramp at a skatepark

Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Riverwalk
Tampa, FL 33602
5.8 miles

The scenic Tampa Riverwalk provides public access to Tampa’s waterfront while connecting numerous hotels, museums, restaurants, and parks.

riverwalk illuminated at night

Port of Tampa

1101 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
5.8 miles

Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Holland America Line all have ships that depart from the Port of Tampa.

a view of the tampa port from the water

Glazer Children’s Museum

110 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602
5.4 miles

Part of Tampa’s Waterfront Arts District, the Glazer Children's Museum features a learning laboratory where children can play and interact with their surroundings.

a young girl looking at a sculpture

International Plaza & Bay Street

2223 North Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
2.9 miles

Browse from some of the country's top retailers and brand names at Tampa’s International Plaza and Bay Street shopping mall, located in the Westshore district.

woman shopping