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Things to do in tampa

Tampa's vibrant streets invite exploration at every turn, from the city's coastal Florida cuisine, to its expressive culture and thriving nightlife. Stay near popular sights like the Museum of Science and Industry, or explore the authentic stores and shops that line the streets of Ybor City. It's all waiting just minutes away from the hotel.

Busch Gardens

Featuring some of the best animal shows, safari rides, and roller coasters in the world, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island is a must see during your visit to Tampa. You can experience up-close encounters with amazing animals in the African-inspired landscape of Busch Gardens.

Busch Gardens & Adventure Island

Featuring some of the best animal shows, safari rides, and roller coasters in the world, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island is a must see during your visit to Tampa. You can experience up-close encounters with amazing animals in the African-inspired landscape.

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

Home to Florida's largest IMAX Theatre and fascinating exibits, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is a scientific playground. Treat the family and explore more than 450 hands-on exhibits that foster learning, free-thinking and discovery in an atmosphere centered on fun.

Ybor City

Founded in the 1880's, Ybor City is a historic neighborhood and is the center for shopping, dining, entertainment, and restaurants. With its cobblestone streets and old cigar factory buildings, Ybor City still feels like "the cigar capital of the world".

Lowery Park Zoo

Lowery Park Zoo features 56-acres of family-friendly fun, with over 2,000 animals in lush, natural habitats. Get up close to rare and endangered animals in Asian Gardens. Safari Africa is the ultimate African experience, while Wallaroo Station features Australian animals and a huge water-play park.

Florida Aquarium

Downtown Tampa features one of the country's best aquariums! There are plenty of fun activities to be found at Florida Aquarium, including Swim with the Fishes, Penguins: Backstage Pass, and Dolphin Ecotour. Explore a Zone is an outdoor water play area perfect for the children.

Beaches/Gulf of Mexico

With its clear waters and white sand, the Gulf of Mexico is renowned for its beautiful beaches. Watersports such as jet skiing, parasailing, and water biking are also popular here. Clearwater Beach is consistently a top-voted beach in the United States, and is a short drive away from the property.

Raymond James Stadium

Home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls, Raymond James Stadium is often referred to as the "crown jewel" of the NFL.

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida is one of the nations five largest universities, and is located minutes from the Vista Inn & Suites. Ask about our special rates for alumni, current students, as well as families.
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