Destination guide

The artsy city of Tampa awaits you

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Tampa. Renowned for its football games, gardens and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. Tampa Theater, Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Bay History Center are a few of the top cultural sights. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Tampa

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Tampa a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Florida Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Lowry Park Zoo (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Florida State Fairgrounds (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Adventure Island (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Big Cat Rescue (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • The Pier (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Tampa

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Tampa is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunken Gardens (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Sand Key Park (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Pier 60 Park (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • AIDS Memorial Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Friends of Jose Marti Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Tampa

Fly into Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Tampa Union Station.

Where to stay near Tampa?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,925 house rentals near Tampa. From 914 Houses to 579 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tampa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Tampa?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tampa:

  • Northwest Tampa: 756 vacation rentals
  • South Tampa: 257 vacation rentals
  • Historic Ybor: 28 vacation rentals
  • South Seminole Heights: 42 vacation rentals
  • Davis Islands: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Tampa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Tampa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: 3,118 home rentals
  • Amalie Arena: 1,411 home rentals
  • Tampa Palms Golf Course: 842 home rentals
  • George M. Steinbrenner Field: 2,040 home rentals
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 5,074 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tampa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tampa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 914 Houses in Tampa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tampa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 579 lodging choices
  • Villas: 30 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 106 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tampa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 856 vacation homes with pool available in Tampa.

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