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Tampa Bay vacations

Unlock your ideal Tampa Bay vacation with a Southwest Vacations® package. Located near the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay is a sunny Florida destination that is filled with exciting attractions, wonderful accommodations, and year-round adventure.
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With many hotel and resort options to choose from, you’re sure to find a Tampa Bay hotel that perfectly matches your Florida vacation. Tampa Bay beachfront luxury resorts include the best amenities such as; premier golf courses, spas, pools, water sports, and fine dining. Stay in the heart of Tampa with hotels close to all the great downtown attractions and museums. Pick the perfect hotel or resort for your trip to Tampa Bay.

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Here are a few of our most popular Tampa Bay resorts:

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    Sailport Waterfront Suites

    Tampa's only all-waterfront, all-suite resort is located on beautiful Rocky Point Island.

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    The Westshore Grand

    Experience sweeping views of the city and bay area from this Tampa luxury hotel.

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAMPA AIRPORT

    Located near Tampa Airport and offering stunning views of the bay.

Things to do in Tampa Bay, FL

  • Dolphin Racer Speedboat Racer

    Dolphin Racer

    Cruises begin as we depart our Corey Causeway location. The Captain provides a live narration of the surrounding area. The trip then follows with an exhilarating high-speed ride on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico with a breathtaking chase with nature. Watch as aerobatic bottlenose dolphins surf and dive alongside the boat. Provided by StarLite Cruises
  • Family Playing with Giraffe

    Busch Gardens Tampa

    This exciting pass allows you to spend the day at Busch Gardens®! The ultimate family adventure park, Busch Gardens® offers an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. From the unique blend of thrilling rides to the wide array of live shows, dining options, shops and one of the country's premier zoos, Busch Gardens provides unrivaled "real" excitement for guests of every age. Provided by Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay
  • Scenic View Of Sea

    Helicopter Tour of Tampa Bay and Davis Island

    Explore Tampa Bay from the air on a 12 mile helicopter tour over Davis Island, the Port of Tampa and Hillsborough Bay. After admiring the beautiful scenery, drop down close to the water to watch playful bottlenose dolphins before returning to the Peter O. Knight Airport.
  • Shark Swim at the Florida Aquarium

    Swim with the Sharks at the Florida Aquarium

    See what its like to scuba dive in the ocean without any prior experience, and without actually going in the ocean, during the Florida Aquarium’s Shark Swim. During the 30-minute experience, you’ll float on the water’s surface above a reef rich with marine life like stingrays, lobsters, puffer fish, eels and tiger sharks.
  • Gorgeous Sunrises and Sunsets

    Tampa Bay Sunset Helicopter Tour

    Watch the sun set below the horizon as you hover above Tampa Bay in a helicopter! Start your 32 mile helicopter tour by flying over Davis Island and downtown Tampa before heading north to Busch Gardens, where you’ll spot wildlife roaming the park.
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    Tampa Inshore Fishing Charter

    Experience and explore backwaters of Hillsborough and Tampa Bay! Always a short distant and boat ride to great fishing in Tampa Bay Inlet.

Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re in Tampa:

  • Head to Busch Gardens® for a thrilling theme park adventure.
  • Take a trip to the Florida Aquarium to see exotic marine life.
  • Go on a deep-sea fishing charter to spend a day sport fishing at sea.
  • See your favorite sports team including the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Take a water tour of the city in a Dolphin Racer boat.

Book your Tampa Bay vacation package today to experience all that Tampa has to offer and more.

Additional information on Tampa Bay activities:

Tampa Bay is a great Florida destination offering something for everyone with family-friendly attractions, beaches, golf courses, museums, and outdoor recreational activities. Beachgoers will love the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico coastline. Plan a beach vacation package to include visits to the many miles of beautiful beaches in the Greater Tampa Bay area including Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Treasure Island, and St. Petersburg Beach. Tampa Bay beach activities include boating excursions, deep-sea fishing, dinner cruises, scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, and more.

Busch Gardens® is one of the most popular attractions to include on any Tampa Bay vacation package. This theme park gives visitors the chance to explore lush tropical grounds, get up close and personal with more than 2,700 animals, and enjoy numerous thrilling rides.

There are so many things to do in Tampa Bay and plenty of interesting and entertaining attractions to include in your vacation package. Interact with numerous hands-on exhibits at Tampa Bay's Museum of Science and Industry. Follow a single drop of water through various habitats until it reaches the ocean at Tampa Bay's renowned Florida Aquarium. Discover a vast collection of native Tampa Bay, Florida animals at the Lowry Park Zoo. Browse classical, contemporary, Greek, and Roman art at the Tampa Bay Museum of Art.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of activities in Tampa Bay with fishing excursions, boat tours, nature preserves, and lots of parks to enjoy. Unforgettable adventures await you with a Tampa Bay vacation package from Southwest Vacations®.

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