Things to do in Tampa
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is a private retreat in the heart of downtown Tampa. Our waterfront location is within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center and just a half mile from Tampa Bay Times Forum. Central to the most popular Tampa attractions, major businesses and just nine miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA), our Tampa Bay hotel is ideal for leisure and business travelers alike. Stay at the Westin Tampa Harbour Hotel and enjoy the convenience of being close to attractions such as the Tampa Cruise Port, Florida Aquarium, Live Nation Amphitheatre, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa's art, history, and science museums, and baseball spring training.
Immerse yourself in one of the top ten aquariums in the county with interactive programs like "Swim with the Fishes" and "Dive with the Sharks." Plus you can take a peak behind the scenes with a shark feeding or penguin encounter at The Florida Aquarium.
Busch Gardens - Rated #13 out of 45 on Tripadvisor
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites families to enjoy exciting thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America's largest zoos. In Jungala, discover a colorful village, take a zipline adventure over treetops and connect up close with exotic animals. It's the only jungle in the world that plays with you.
Lowry Park Zoo
Named number one zoo in the USA by Parent's Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is only 10 minutes north of Downtown Tampa. Take the children to visit more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats including the Florida Manatee. Daily shows and rides and free parking are available - just follow I-275 to Exit 48.
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. Plenty of parking! The beach is a short stroll away.
Ybor City - Rated #6 out of 45 on Tripadvisor
On the southern edge of downtown Tampa lies tiny Ybor City, the center of the cigar industry; cigarmakers moved here after a fire destroyed the industry in Key West. There are only 10 streets in either direction, but the area carries a wealth of history. Solid brick warehouses that once served as cigar factories now house offices and shops. Thanks to a strong restoration effort, Ybor City is the liveliest spot in town on weekends. Restaurants like the Columbia, dance clubs like Prana, cigar stores and specialty shops line Ybor City's narrow streets. Exhibits in the Ybor City Museum chronicle the city's colorful history.
City Bike Tampa
City Bike Tampa offers a broad selection of products and services for active cyclists and those looking to explore bicycling as a new part of their active lifestyle.
Market Carpet Glide - Tampa Bay Segway Tours - Rated #1 out 45 on Tripadvisor
Tour beautiful Tampa Bay while riding on a segway. Ride through some of Tampa's most popular destinations with an experienced guide. Tour stops include Bayshore Boulevard, Davis Island, Harbour Island, Tampa Convention Center, and Tampa Riverwalk. Tours run year round, seven days a week.
The Mulligan Shuttle
Need an easy way to get around downtown Tampa with your guests? Take the Mulligan Shuttle all electric carts. Offering short sight-seeing tours serving most destinations throughout downtown Tampa, SoHo, Ybor City, and Channelside areas. Offering carts with drivers for your conventions, corporate events, private parties, weddings, etc depending on your location.
Tampa Water Taxi Co.
Captain Larry and his esteemed crew at Tampa Water Taxi Company whisk passengers along the city's historic harbor and through Davis Island Canal so they can spy stunning views of notable architecture and wildlife. Daily tours span 75 minutes, and vessels are known to rub shoulders with friendly dolphins, which often approach boats to fish for invitations to human pool parties.
Tampa Bay Sailing Tours - Rated #3 out 45 on Tripadvisor
Tampa Bay Sailing Tours offers a unique private sailing experience. Combining the joy of sailing with Tampa's one of a kind energy. No other company allows you to see the best of Tampa aboard a comfortable, wide and stable sailing catamaran. This difference is only the beginning!
eBoats Tampa offers residents, visitors and businesses an opportunity to experience Downtown Tampa in distinctly-styled electric boats. Guests can rent one of our virtually silent, easy to operate, environmentally friendly boats today and enjoy Tampa from our perspective. Our boats comfortably fit up to 10 passengers and are available on an hourly basis
Urban Kai - Stand Up Paddleboarding - Rated #6 out of 45 on Tripadvisor
Floating on water, you can watch the sunrise or sunset, feel the calm sea breeze and watch amazing marine life pass underneath you. Located right on Tampa Bay.
Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa
Offering Members the absolute best in fitness and wellness programs, including everything from Pilates, indoor cycling and cutting-edge group exercise classes, to small group training with certified fitness professionals. Located less than a block away from hotel.
1060 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767
This flour-fine sandy beach may be one of the widest and whitest in Florida beyond the Panhandle. Located 25 miles from hotel.
St. Pete Beach
4625 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach 33706
St. Pete Beach is home of pristine sugary white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality. Located 32 miles from hotel.
Treasure Island Beach
10400 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
This big, wide community beach has better shells than most beaches, but get there early for the best ones. Three public boat ramps and a marina are available. Located 30 miles from hotel.
Honeymoon Island State Park
One Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Sandy shores surround this island getaway, though some are rocky. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the southeast side and boaters can anchor off parts of the north shore. Located 27 miles from hotel.
International Plaza & Bay Street:
Adjacent to Tampa International Airport, sits one of the most distinctive shopping destinations of Florida's West Coast. Offerings include four fashionable department stores including the likes of Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, over 200 specialty shops, and Bay Street which houses a wide selection of dining and entertainment options such as The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, and Bar Louie.
Westshore Plaza is one of Tampa's preferred shopping venues offering high end department stores such as Saks 5th Avenue and Macy's and an additional 120 specialty stores. Westshore Plaza also boasts distinctive dining and entertainment options which include Maggiano's, PF Chang's, and the Palm Restaurant.
TPC Golf Course
5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33558
Open Daily 7am-5:30pm
TPC Tampa Bay is an 18 hole, par 71, stadium-style course that was designed by Bobby Weed with Chi Chi Rodriguez as the PGA TOUR player consultant.
Rocky Point Golf Course
4151 Dana Shores Dr
Tampa, FL 33634
"Rocky Point is challenging for all skill levels with its 6,238-yard par 71 design. Our golfers experience not only a pleasurable, but adventurous round of golf as the course has many wildlife habitats and bird sanctuaries." ~ http://www.rockypointgc.com
Westchase Golf Course
11602 Westchase Golf Drive
Tampa, FL 33626
Book tee times up to 30 days in advance online. Nationally known architect Lloyd Clifton designed the 6710-yard; par 72 course, which winds through natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. Called "one of the most beautiful public-access courses in the Tampa Area", Westchase has earned a high rating from Golf Digest as well as a Great Value Award.