Situated along Florida’s idyllic Gulf Coast, Tampa is the perfect spot for those looking for a sun-soaked holiday destination. With its white-sand beaches, friendly natives and year-round sunshine, this dynamic city is the place to be for sun-starved Brits hoping to escape the winter chill. So pack your swimsuit and book your flights to Tampa International Airport for a top-up of vitamin D!
Spring is the perfect time to find cheap flights to Tampa and Florida’s climate means you can still enjoy the sun and get a little colour. Temperatures are highest in summer but so are prices and the weather can be a little unpredictable, with rainfall more common during the summer months. The city plays host to year-round festivities to keep you entertained, with twinkling Christmas fairs in December and delicious food festivals throughout the summer. Those visiting in spring can soak up the atmosphere at the authentic Bay Area Renaissance Festival and the colourful Tampa Caribbean Carnival, not to mention the unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration in March.
There are a number of ways to get to Tampa from the UK, with Iberia and British Airways offering great deals on direct flights from Heathrow to Tampa International Airport. Flights also depart from a range of other airports, such as Manchester and Edinburgh, with airlines like Lufthansa and Air Canada operating affordable one- and two-stop routes so it’s simple to find cheap tickets to Tampa any time. These indirect flights are typically cheaper, however they can take around 13 hours, as opposed to 9 hours for a direct flight.
Tampa’s thriving downtown is no distance from the airport, with a public bus covering most of the city for less than $5. There are also a number of shuttle buses available to whisk you into the city but be sure to look into these options in advance. For a more direct option, pick up a taxi or car rental at the airport and make the 20-minute journey into city centre yourself.
Tampa has a wealth of activities to enjoy and something to suit all tastes. The city offers world-class cultural venues, such as the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, as well as fascinating museums, like the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, not to mention a nightlife that’s out of this world. Organised tours are a great way to see as many of this exciting city’s sights as possible, with a number of different types available, from Segway and canoe excursions to night-time ghost tours that will send shivers down your spine. Once you’re ready to relax after a day of exploring, you can bask in the sun at any one of the 165 beaches and parks found in Tampa, the perfect place to take in the city’s natural beauty.
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