Your first encounter with Tampa will likely be the fabulous airport that is ranked #2 among mid-sized airports in North America! Imagine at #2 and they are currently embarking upon a renovation project that is budgeted at nearly $1 billion to better serve their passengers! It is truly a pleasure to fly through Tampa International!
Other notable Tampa highlights include two Champion teams and stadiums. Hockey enthusiasts will love the Channelside Amalie Arena, home to the Stanley Cup Champions – The Tampa Bay Lightning. Football fans will gravitate to the stomping grounds of the Superbowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Baseball pundits travel from all over the world to watch the NY Yankees Spring Training at the George Steinbrenner Field, (which is virtually adjacent to the Bucs Stadium).
Of course if you are vacationing here with the family, you will want to check out Busch Gardens. It is an incredible zoo that doubles as an amusement park. Whether you are watching their award-winning shows, from ice skating to 1950’s boogie woogie song and dance routines; or, riding amazing rollercoasters, Busch Gardens is a blast. One recent mark against them, owned by Anheuser Busch, they no longer give away free beer! Boo! Happily, it is still available for purchase!