This Might be the Best Way to Visit Tampa
Need a weekend beach vacation?
Look no further than Tampa, Florida, where gulf coast beaches and sun attract thousands of people looking for a getaway each year!
Often overlooked in comparison to Orlando, Key West, and Miami, Tampa offers gorgeous beach vacation without the hustle & bustle of Florida’s more touristy towns.
Where to Stay:
Check yourself into the Aloft Hotel in Tampa for luxurious accommodations in the heart of downtown.
Overlook the entire city from your balcony, then walk to all your attractions!
The Aloft features modern guest rooms with onsite restaurants, multiple pools, a 24hour gym and signature cocktail services.
Relax and sip piña coladas in your poolside cabana at The Godfrey.
This waterfront oasis in Tampa Bay offers chic boutique accommodations at affordable prices, plus a poolside seafood restaurant and bar!
Where to Eat:
Begin your weekend trip with breakfast or brunch at American Social, where traditional American entrees & bottomless mimosas collide.
This outdoor eatery is both an upscale dining experience and a classic sports bar, depending on the time you go!
Stop for lunch at Thee Burger Spot, an extremely popular burger joint located in Tampa Heights.
Try their sinful Krispy Kreme burger, a bacon cheeseburger with glazed donuts in place of buns!
Things to Do:
Rent a kayak from Urban Kai and paddle around downtown for endless picture-perfect scenery.
Paddle along the riverwalk and experience Tampa’s skyline like never before, especially during sunset!
Have a perfect date night at The Candle Pour and create your own personal candle!
Customize your candle’s scent with this fun-for-all workshop in Hyde Park Village where you’ll feel like you’re in a Harry Potter potions class.
Spend your afternoon at one of the top interactive aquariums in the nation, the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
This incredible underwater ecotarium hosts over 9,000 animals from around the world!
Walk through endless tanks and learn about how the Florida Aquarium helps preserve, rescue, and rehabilitate endangered aquatic animals.
Written By: Abby Ebb (Travel Secrets VIPs Official Intern)