Destination guide

The artsy city of Tampa awaits you

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Tampa. Renowned for its football games, gardens and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. Tampa Theater, Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Bay History Center are a few of the top cultural sights. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Tampa

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Tampa a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Florida Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Lowry Park Zoo (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Florida State Fairgrounds (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Adventure Island (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Big Cat Rescue (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • The Pier (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Tampa

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Tampa is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunken Gardens (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Sand Key Park (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Pier 60 Park (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • AIDS Memorial Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Friends of Jose Marti Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)

Transportation to and around Tampa

Fly into Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Tampa Union Station.

Where to stay around Tampa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,995 holiday lettings near Tampa. From 961 Houses to 576 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tampa is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Tampa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Tampa:

  • Historic Ybor: 32 holiday homes
  • Ybor City: 103 holiday homes
  • South Tampa: 267 holiday homes
  • Northwest Tampa: 812 holiday homes
  • County Line Coalition: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tampa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tampa. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Moffitt Cancer Center: 993 holiday lettings
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 3,110 holiday lettings
  • Picnic Island Park: 7,475 holiday lettings
  • Tampa Palms Golf Course: 895 holiday lettings
  • American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum: 1,444 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tampa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tampa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 961 Houses in Tampa. Our other popular types of Tampa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 576 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 29 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 112 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tampa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 903 holiday homes with pool available in Tampa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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