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Tampa Layover

| March 2, 2015

Stuck on a Tampa layover at the Tampa International airport in Florida? The airport is located 6 miles from downtown Tampa which makes it a very accessible destination for those who are stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Tampa layover, click here for useful tips.

Tampa stopover layoverIf you’re stuck in the Tampa airport during your layover, you’ll find that there’s plenty to do. The airport has restaurants, shopping, and a number of services including a chapel, currency exchange, mail drop, UPS store, haircut, massage, shoe shine, and more. There are also occasional airport events. For a map of the Main Terminal amenities, click here.

The Tampa airport has information kiosks with representatives available to help you on the north and south ends of the Main Terminal Level 3. They are open from 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are many hotels near the Tampa airport. And for a comprehensive list of Tampa hotels at varying price points, click here.

If you have the time to venture out into Tampa during your layover, there are a lot of transportation options. There are taxis, car rental, shared ride services, and public bus service. Click here for more information on Tampa transportation options.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Tampa Layover:

Tampa Tours

If you have a limited time to check out the sights, might want to take a tour of the city that will pack them all in a short time frame. There are many to choose from including day tours, bus tours, diving with sharks at the Tampa aquarium, dolphin cruises, helicopter rides, outdoor activities, and much more.

Busch Gardens

There are a number of theme parks in Tampa, but Busch Gardens Africa is the biggest draw! With exotic animal encounters, huge rides and live Broadway-style entertainment, there’s something for everyone. Click here to save 14% compared to a single day ticket. And for tickets to other Tampa theme parks including Legoland and SeaWorld, click here.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa is a 4 mile long bridge and was rated by the Travel Channel one of the “Top Ten Bridges in the World.” It’s a fun, scenic drive for a $1.25 toll or Sun-pass.

Big Cat Rescue

At the Big Cat Rescue, you can meet over 100 exotic cats from 15 different species including tigers, lions, leopards and cheetahs. You can walk through the tropical landscapes and view the cats from as close as three feet away!

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