Tampa’s glistening waterfront is perfect for romantic walks and late-night cocktails. From the Cuban culture of this urban hub to rollercoaster adventures – get exploring.
Conveniently close to Downtown, the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay sits just a stretch away from Tampa’s beaches. Take a dip in one of the pools, bask under palm trees and sip cocktails from the bar. Get active and hit the tennis court, venture along nearby nature trails or enjoy a leisurely bike ride. To relax, huddle around an outdoor firepit to catch a colourful sunset spread across the bay.
It’s all about brunch dates in the US, and Tampa is home to some tasty hot spots. Head to Pinky’s Diner for delicious slices of frittata, short stacks of chocolate chip pancakes and bundles of sides. Dine at Jackson’s Bistro and Bar for captivating views across the city skyline during brunch, lunch or dinner, overlooking the Tampa Riverwalk. Sit inside or out with plates of hand rolled sushi, and a handcrafted passion fruit colada. Seafood lovers should try the lobster bisque, followed by red snapper – accompanied by a glass, or two, of white wine.
Glide across the ocean on a Hobie Cat, play some beach volleyball and grab your GoPro for epic action shots.
You will be sure to find all of Florida’s theme park action at Tampa’s Busch Gardens on some of the most thrilling rides in the Sunshine State. Spin around on Cobra’s Curse, take an extreme dive on Sheikra or roar around on Kumba as the rollercoaster rips around an enormous vertical loop. Explore the themed sections of the park, with rapids in the Congo and wildlife encounters along the Serengeti Plain. Head to Adventure Island for water park fun, with drop slides, rubber ring rides and a tropical lazy river. For more fun, dive straight in the wave pool or play around at Splash Attack. When you need a break, sit back and enjoy one of the family friendly shows – like ‘A is for Africa’ with Elmo from Sesame Street.
Water sports, taco stops, music and magic, all make Clearwater a destination of sensations. Visit this buzzing beachside town for warm shimmering ocean waters and beautiful sunshine days.
Kick back and soak up the classic, relaxed vibes of Florida at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Savour the dazzling stretch of sandy beach on your doorstep, or stroll just a bit further to the energetic Clearwater Beach. Glide across the ocean on a Hobie Cat, play some beach volleyball and grab your GoPro for epic action shots. Listen to live music on Tuesday to Saturday evenings at the Mainstay Tavern bar.
Hit up Clearwater’s tequila bar and grill Marina Cantina for tantalising bites and fiery drinks. Mix it up with mesmerising views and mouth-watering Mexican dishes. Try the tacos, order margaritas by the pitcher, and be sure to check out the rooftop lounge. Chow down on freshly sourced seafood next to the waterway at the Island Way Grill for a lunchtime bite or dinner. If you dine outside, you can watch boats pull into the dock. Ask about the catch of the day, share a variety of small plates and unwind with after dinner drinks – make it a Scotch on the rocks.
When in Clearwater, hitting the beach is a must. Tread along powder-soft sands, splash in the warm Gulf waters and unwind on this piece of coastal paradise. Head out on a dolphin watching excursion to see these playful creatures jump through the waters beside you. Choose from a selection of water sports, whether you want to whizz around on jet skis, skim the ocean by paddle board or parasail through endless blue skies. Discover the excitement of Sunsets at Pier 60 with charismatic performing artists and musicians. Also, keep an eye out for the Sunset Cinema’s free outdoor movie nights.