Tampa welcomes you to the Sunshine State, a place with thousands of attractions and miles of coastlines. You can sunbathe along the coast of Hillsborough Bay, or head to Busch Gardens for rides and games. You can also visit the zoo with the kids, or taste the local flavors at the downtown pubs and restaurants, such as Mise en Place. From the Florida Aquarium to Salvador Dali Museum, Tampa offers its visitors excitement and wonder at every turn.
Tampa is home to many professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. This city has numerous places for visitors to discover and explore, from the Museum of Science & Industry, to the Big Cat Rescue.
Orlando is just over an hour away on Interstate 4, and Clearwater Beach is a 30-minute drive from downtown Tampa along Highway 60. You can drive into the downtown district for shopping opportunities in a matter of minutes.
Hints and Tips
The journey from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to Tampa International Airport (TPA) takes about three hours on a nonstop flight. Once you arrive, head to Adventure Island on North Malcolm McKinley Drive for some water based fun. You can also play, shop and dine at the International Plaza and Bay Street right next to the airport.