Tampa, Florida is a year-round coastal destination ideal for a sunny vacation exploring the sights and harbors of Tampa and its many exciting attractions. After arriving at the Tampa International Airport (TPA), hop on InterContinental Tampa hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle for a quick 3 mile ride to the hotel located in the Westshore business and shopping district. Retire to the hotel’s accommodations for an evening of rest and relaxation.
In the morning, stop by Caffe on your way out of the hotel for an illy brand Italian espresso or a blended coffee drink and travel 5 miles east to the Channelside District. Begin your day in sunny Tampa with a trip to the Florida Aquarium, with over 20,000 aquatic animals from the Florida area and around the world. A perfect respite from the hot sun of the high afternoon, the aquarium boasts “200,000 square-feet of air-conditioned-fun” for the entire family. Move outdoors to the aquarium’s outdoor water park for children; offering activities including swimming in the coral reef tanks.
Stop by the center court in the Channel District and enjoy the views of the Tampa skyline and passing cruise ships in the bay. Catch the TECO Line Streetcar to Tampa’s Latin Quarter, Ybor City. 7th Avenue, the main street in the historic district, is lined with Spanish and Cuban cuisine and unique shops and art galleries.
Tour the Ybor City Museum, with exhibits including original casitas where cigar factory workers lived and traditional cigar-rolling demonstrations. Then it’s time to return to the hotel and enjoy a cocktail at No Name Lounge, a great place to relax with friends or colleagues and watch a game on one of the lounge’s 5 plasma screen TVs.
Return to your guestroom or hotel suite and enjoy a sound night’s sleep before an exciting day in Westshore.