Tampa is a bright, bustling city full of sandy beaches, innovative restaurants and fascinating culture. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, fly with Swoop to experience plentiful of fresh seafood along with participating in many water activities such as canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Tampa is also a hub for Spanish and Cuban culture, which you can explore in neighbourhoods like Ybor City, which is a hot spot for nightlife that was founded in the 1800s around the Cuban cigar-rolling industry.
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To get into town from the airport, you can catch a ride in a Lyft or Uber, grab a taxi, or rent a car through one of the many rental car services available at the airport. For a more frugal option, you can book a shuttle through Super Shuttle or hop on public transportation.
For more information, you can check out the Ground Transportation page on the Tampa International Airport website.
Once you’re in the city, there are even more options for getting around! Jump on a HART bus, a TECO Line Streetcar, a water taxi, the Downtowner ride service, or use a taxi or rideshare service. You can also walk or bike on one of the many dedicated pathways.
If you’re hoping to visit some of Tampa’s biggest attractions, like Busch Gardens, ZooTampa at Lowry Park or the beautiful Chihuly glass exhibit at the Morean Arts Centre, you can save money by buying the Tampa Bay CityPASS.
Tampa Bay is also full of fun, free events for the whole family! Check out the Florida Botanical Gardens or the Tampa Riverwalk, visit some of Florida’s favourite animal, the manatee, at the Manatee Viewing Centre or take a tour through America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling.
Florida is home to some of the most diverse and exotic wildlife in the U.S. - there are over 700 species there that exist nowhere else in the world! Keep your eye out for manatees, colourful birds and fish, playful dolphins and sea turtles. If you want to get up close and personal with some of these animals, ZooTampa at Lowry Park has a whole park dedicated to the unique plants and animals of this state.