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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,092 holiday lettings near Tampa. From 953 Houses to 618 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: 46 holiday homes
  • Davis Islands: 25 holiday homes
  • Southeast Tampa: 27 holiday homes
  • Tampa Heights: 141 holiday homes
  • Old Seminole Heights: 64 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tampa. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Moffitt Cancer Center: 1,108 holiday lettings
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 3,231 holiday lettings
  • Picnic Island Park: 7,869 holiday lettings
  • MacDill Air Force Base: 4,891 holiday lettings
  • East Bay Raceway Park: 1,375 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tampa listed on 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. offers 953 Houses in Tampa. Our other popular types of Tampa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 618 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 119 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tampa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 945 holiday homes with pool available in Tampa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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