If an upcoming visit to Tampa, Florida has you filled with anticipation for spending time on the beach getting some sun while sipping on a fruity cocktail, you have come to the right place for information on Tampa activities. Expedia is much more than a map of the city…
– we offer activities for anyone at any time. Depending on the time of year you plan to visit, there are a variety of top quality things to do in Tampa.
Come to Tampa during late January or early February, for instance, and join the must see event of the season: The Gasparilla Pirate Festival. It is one of the well-loved attractions in Tampa by residents and visitors alike. The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a mock pirate invasion that is attended by over 400,000 people. The event features numerous activities such as parades, street fairs, musical and theater performances, various themed festivals, and an electric mixture of Tampa excursions.
The Florida State Fair is another tourist attraction that takes place during the month of February. If you enjoy military air shows and will be fortunate enough to be in the Tampa, FL, area during April, you'll be able to see the MacDill Air Fest, which is one of the largest military air shows in the country.
The climate as well as the abundance of things to do in Tampa during the winter months makes it an ideal destination for those wanting to get some sun during that particular time of year.
However, summer attractions also exist, including a world class, three-day anime convention that takes place every year during the months of June or July.
Independent on when you come to visit, you will discover why Tampa is commonly referred to as a Cigar City. If you or someone on your gift list is a cigar aficionado, you'll be able to purchase hand rolled Cuban cigars here from a number of local fine tobacco retailers. You will even find spots known as cigar bars where you can sample many of the fine cigars produced in Cuba.
No matter which of the many activities draw you to Tampa, let Expedia get the best prices on Tampa tours and places to stay so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about your budget.