Things to do in Tampa
Our complimentary shuttle service offers easy access to Tampa International Airport and the Westshore Business District, making us one of the premier hotels near TPA Airport. Visit any or all of the things to do in Tampa located within 20 minutes of the hotel, including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island Waterpark, Clearwater Beach, the Florida Aquarium, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Lowry Park Zoo, Ybor City, many of Tampa's art, history, and science museums and various golf courses. We are also located just steps from the Tampa Port Authority, making us the perfect Tampa port hotel!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites families to enjoy exciting thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America's largest zoos. In Jungala, discover a colorful village, take a zipline adventure over treetops and connect up close with exotic animals. It's the only jungle in the world that plays with you.
Immerse yourself in one of the top ten aquariums in the county with interactive programs like "Swim with the Fishes" and "Dive with the Sharks." Plus you can take a peak behind the scenes with a shark feeding or penguin encounter at The Florida Aquarium.
Lowry Park Zoo
Named number one zoo in the USA by Parent's Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is only 10 minutes north of Downtown Tampa. Take the children to visit more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats including the Florida Manatee. Daily shows and rides and free parking are available - just follow I-275 to Exit 48.
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. Plenty of parking! The beach is a short stroll away.
On the southern edge of downtown Tampa lies tiny Ybor City, the center of the cigar industry; cigarmakers moved here after a fire destroyed the industry in Key West. There are only 10 streets in either direction, but the area carries a wealth of history. Solid brick warehouses that once served as cigar factories now house offices and shops. Thanks to a strong restoration effort, Ybor City is the liveliest spot in town on weekends. Restaurants like the Columbia, dance clubs like Prana, cigar stores and specialty shops line Ybor City's narrow streets. Exhibits in the Ybor City Museum chronicle the city's colorful history.
International Plaza & Bay Street
Located one mile from The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore and adjacent to Tampa International Airport, sits one of the most distinctive shopping destinations of Florida's West Coast. Offerings include four fashionable department stores including the likes of Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, over 200 specialty shops, and Bay Street which houses a wide selection of dining and entertainment options such as The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, and Bar Louie.
Located one mile from The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, Westshore Plaza is one of Tampa's preferred shopping venues offering high end department stores such as Saks 5th Avenue and Macy's and an additional 120 specialty stores. Westshore Plaza also boasts distinctive dining and entertainment options which include Maggiano's, PF Chang's, and the Palm Restaurant.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Located just 2.2 miles from Raymond James Stadium, The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore is conveniently situated for all fans to enjoy the upcoming 2009 football season for our Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay Rays
Located within a short drive from the home of the reigning ALCS Champion Tampa Bay Rays, the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore welcomes all baseball fans to the area as the Rays look to build off least season's success and make a return to the World Series.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Located approx 5 miles from the Tampa Bay Times Forum and home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore is a great destination for all hockey fans when visiting the Bay area.
Yankees Spring Training
Located approx 2.5 miles from George M. Steinbrenner Field and home of the New York Yankees spring training, The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore is a great destination for all fans when visiting the Bay area.
Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training
Considering the Toronto Blue Jays have now been around for 25 years, it's fairly remarkable that the team has had only one spring-training site in team history: Grant Park in Dunedin. Grant Park is located about 10 miles from The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore.
Phillies Spring Training - Clearwater
Bright House Field is the home for the Phillies' spring training games. The ballpark is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 19, adjacent to Carpenter Field about 15 miles from The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore. The Phillies have been training in Clearwater, FL since 1948. Carpenter Field, built in 1967, is used in Spring Training by the Phillies' major league and minor league players, a team in the Gulf Coast Rookie League and the Florida Instructional League.
The Outback Bowl
A long standing New Year's Day tradition in the Bay area, the nationally televised Outback Bowl features some of college football's most storied conferences and schools in the annual matchup between the SEC and Big Ten.
Rocky Point Golf Course
Rocky Point is a fine public golf course facility conveniently located within 10 minute drive of the hotel.
Westchase Golf Course
Nationally known architect Lloyd Clifton designed the 6710-yard; par 72 course, which winds through natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. Called "one of the most beautiful public-access courses in the Tampa Area", Westchase has earned a high rating from Golf Digest as well as a Great Value Award.
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Take a dinner cruise on Tampa Bay and enjoy 360 degree views of the city and great dining.