Tampa is a Florida city that will cater to more active visitors, so prepare yourself for a vacation that's constantly stimulating.

Vacation guide

Tampa is one of the most quintessential representations of Florida, mainly because this city just seems to have it all. Only in Tampa can you stroll through acclaimed beaches that cater to both families and couples, catch the official Florida Orchestra and embark on a cruise while immersed in a ship featuring tour guides who solely speak in pirate accents all in one day. These are just a few of the attractions and activities that make Tampa less for landlubbers and more for the true travelling swashbucklers.

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What To do

When it comes to planning the ultimate date, Tampa gives you practically unlimited choices for a memorable rendezvous. Channel your inner pirate after a few cocktails while on board Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise, or catch a concert or play at the Tampa Theatre.

Treat your ears to the soothing symphonies of the Florida Orchestra, or light up your evening near the Tiki torches while sipping drinks at The Getaway. Sport fans can catch a game of their choosing, as professional sport teams in football, baseball and hockey all call Tampa their home.

Families will want to check out all the wildlife observation options that include petting giraffes at Lowry Park Zoo, sailing the seas with wild dolphin cruises courtesy of the Florida Aquarium or soaring above hippos, crocodiles and lions on the roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

Where to stay

From luxury vacation homes with outdoor patios and pools to affordable waterfront manors featuring multiple rooms, customize your Tampa getaway with a rental home that best suits your holiday. Larger parties definitely need to consider renting out some of the larger villas or homes with a pool, which are guaranteed to stun you with backyard views as well as breathtaking interior decorating.

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