Things to Do in Tampa
Get ready for big fun in the Florida sun when you book Copa Airlines flights to Tampa. The largest town in the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater metropolitan area, this sun-splashed port city shines bright with aquariums and adventure parks, global cuisines, and a high-wattage sports scene. You’ll have no shortage of things to do in Tampa. You can soak up the famed Florida sun and play in the frothy Gulf of Mexico on some of America’s best beaches. Shopping in Tampa includes visits to the cigar-rolling shops of historic Ybor City. And prepare to be showered with genuine Southern hospitality.
A wealth of family attractions in Tampa
It’s a blast to root, root, root for the home team in a city boasting three pro sports franchises: the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the MLB Tampa Bay Rays, and the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning. You can also brave the thrill rides at Busch Gardens, dive with sharks at the Florida Aquarium, or visit rescued tigers at Big Cat Rescue.
A world of restaurants in Tampa
Tampa’s restaurant scene roams the globe, with a wide variety of cuisines on offer, from Cuban to Vietnamese to Italian to Middle Eastern. The historic neighborhood of Ybor City—long known as Tampa’s “Latin Quarter”—today has a wealth of flavorful ethnic eateries.
Tampa Travel Tips
- Downtown Tampa lies just 5 miles west of Tampa International Airport, providing fliers with fast and easy access to the many things to do in Tampa.
- A fun and economical way of getting around Tampa is the in-town trolley car that shuttles passengers between the Marion Transit Center and the Dick Gregory Plaza/Harbor Island, including stops at major downtown hotels, Tampa City Hall, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Tampa Convention Center. Cost: 25 cents.
- You can sample the wide range of restaurants in Tampa during the official Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, when some 100 participating eateries offer prix-fixe-menu deals.
- The semi-tropical weather in Tampa makes this seaside city a four-season destination, with cooling trade winds offsetting the sweltering summer heat.
Fly to your fun-filled Tampa experience with Copa Airlines, the best way to connect to the Americas.