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Tourism is back in the Tampa Bay area. Are you planning a Tampa vacation? In addition to looking for property to rent, you’re probably wondering what you can do. Fortunately, the city of Tampa offers limitless activities and the beach is just one bridge away!

While you can ask your Airbnb property management company for activity recommendations, we’re offering a list of the most popular activities for all guests. Whether you’re solo traveling, traveling as a couple, or traveling with the whole family, there are plenty of things to do in Tampa to keep your schedule full. Here are 6 main recommendations from a professional Airbnb management in Tampa.

1. Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is a Tampa amusement park that features exhilarating rollercoasters and unique animals. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or you love wildlife, Busch Gardens offers something for everyone.

Most guests love Busch Gardens for the rollercoasters. From Montu to Sheikra, there are several rollercoasters that kick up the adrenaline. Make sure you check out the reinvented Iron Gwazi — Gwazi was formerly a wooden rollercoaster that is now made of iron, but still has the same thrills.

Busch Gardens also offers fun seasonal events. If you visit during Halloween, make sure you attend Howl-O-Scream where you can see spooky haunted houses and meet some scary monsters. Busch Gardens also hosts other fun events such as the Food and Wine Festival, where guests can try a dynamic menu and enjoy some of the best entertainment.

While Busch Gardens isn’t as close to downtown as other activities, you can still find Airbnb management in Tampa close to this awesome theme park.


The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) displays the best of science, innovation, and technology in a hands-on setting. No matter if you go alone or with the kids, all guests will find something at MOSI they can appreciate. MOSI makes knowledge and learning fun with several interactive exhibits. From a Planetarium to a Dinosaur Lab, you’ll never know how exciting science can be.

Be sure you keep up with MOSI and discover their newest exhibits plus any limited edition events they offer. For example, Dinosaurs Around the World is available until September 2022. Guests can go back in time to where dinosaurs ruled the earth, not only learning about these prehistoric creatures but also learning about the planet before Pangea. The exhibit also features realistic, animatronic dinosaurs, so it feels like you’re living among these ancient creatures.

3. Florida Aquarium

If looking at marine wildlife and coral reefs is your idea of a vacation, you’ll love The Florida Aquarium. This aquarium features amazing marine animals such as dolphins, a shark tunnel, sea urchins, seals, birds, and more native and exotic animals. The Florida Aquarium also offers activities for children. The Splash Pool and 4Ducks Theater are popular among kids.

The Florida Aquarium offers more than marine life and a fun environment. They work to conserve sea turtles and restore coral reefs. The aquarium provides a unique educational opportunity so guests can understand the importance of preserving the marine ecosystem.

Located in Channelside, the Florida Aquarium is easily accessible by the interstate. There are also several restaurants, shops, and other sources of entertainment nearby.

4. Kayaking and Boating

Don’t want to explore Tampa via road and interstate? Instead, choose to explore Tampa by waterway! You can easily rent a kayak and navigate yourself down Tampa’s waterways. There are several kayak rental companies where you can get single and tandem kayaks.

Shell Key Preserve is another great kayaking location. Shell Key is a barrier island located in the mouth of Tampa. It’s the largest undeveloped barrier island in the area, featuring expansive seagrass beds and mangroves. You can also gaze upon marine life in their natural habitats. If kayaking isn’t your thing, you can always take a boat to this island and even camp there.

Tampa waterways aren’t your only kayaking option. If you don’t mind the slight drive, there are plenty of places to kayak in Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and Indian Rocks Beach.

5. ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is more than just your standard zoo. This zoo offers unique exhibits and different events for guests. Day of Discovery and Breakfast With the Animals are some examples of the fun activities they always offer. If you’re traveling to Tampa with young children, take advantage of Toddler Tuesday where children can learn with the help of animals!

Be sure to check for seasonal events when you visit. ZooTampa offers incredible events during the holidays and New Year. Creatures of the Night is the Zoo’s Halloween event where guests can see the spooky side of wildlife.

Of course, we can’t forget about the amazing animals that you’ll see. From rhinos to hippos to panthers and even tortoises, there are many ways to be up and close to some local and exotic animals.

6. Ybor City

If you would rather go back in time on your trip to Tampa, check out Ybor City. Located northeast of downtown Tampa, Ybor is a historic district. Settled by Cuban and Italian immigrants in the early 20th century, Ybor gives us historic vibes with cobblestone roads and lovely Cuban architecture.

Ybor hosts many local businesses, from shops to craft breweries. If you want to find some great cigars, Ybor is the place to go! With cigar shops on every street corner, you’re bound to find a cigar. Enjoy your cigar with a Cafe con Leche. Even if you’re not a fan of cigars, Ybor hosts a variety of delicious Cuban and Latin American restaurants.

At night, Ybor gets lively. Tampa locals flock to the numerous clubs and bars in the area. Ybor also hosts a variety of parades and events, proving that Tampa is the best party city in the nation.

Ask an Airbnb Property Management Company for Recommendations

As you can see, there are so many activities in Tampa and this isn’t even a complete list of things to see and do while you’re visiting. That’s why it’s best to ask your Airbnb property management company or your property host for more recommendations.

If you’re a guest in Tampa and are looking for a place to stay, you’ll want to find an Airbnb managed by a reliable property company. Or maybe you own an Airbnb but are looking for help managing your property. You can learn more about us by clicking this link.