Tampa Area Attractions & Activities

Our convenient location just one mile east of I-75 places us within easy access of a variety of Tampa attractions ideal for sports and shopping enthusiasts, culture seekers and guests craving the area’s year-round sunshine.


Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate meeting group and family adventure park and one of the most popular Tampa attractions, with its up-close animal encounters, live entertainment and world-class thrill rides. Saddlebrook Resort is one of the most luxurious hotels near Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Adventure Island

Adventure Island offers acres of water-drenched fun, with water slides, tube rides, splash lagoons and more for meeting groups and families.

Glazer Children’s Museum

Located in downtown Tampa, the Glazer Children’s Museum features more than 170 fun “interactivities” designed to engage the imagination and teach kids about science, engineering and more.

Zoo Tampa

Voted the “#1 family-friendly zoo in America” by Child magazine, the Lowry Park Zoo combines nature, education and excitement for all ages. View more than 1,800 animals located in 56 acres of lush, natural habitats, including Wallaroo Station and Safari Africa. The zoo also features water play areas, restaurants, live shows, rides, eco-tours and more.

The Florida Aquarium

Featuring more than 10,000 aquatic plants and animals, from huge sharks to playful river otters, the Florida Aquarium allows visitors to experience life beneath the waves. Exciting exhibits include explore-a-shore, journey to Madagascar, coral reef, and interactive programs like swim with the fishes and dive with the sharks.

Advent Health Center Ice

AdventHealth Center Ice offers skaters of all skill levels an opportunity to enjoy ice skating at the largest ice sports facility in the Southeast. Cool off during a public skating session.

Metro Lagoons

Enjoy a day of epic fun in the sun with Metro Lagoons’ 30-foot water slide, floating obstacle course, kayaks, paddleboards and more.

Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

Tour the Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and sip their tasty craft brews, see the state-of-the-art production facility leave with a souvenir pint glass.


Kids and adults of all ages can engage their curiosity about the scientific world at MOSI, from driverless vehicles to space travel, kid-built playground to robotics.

Tampa Bay Arts & Culture

Catch a world-class performance at the Tampa Bay Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Or, discover classic and contemporary masterpieces at the Tampa Museum of Art. Across the Bay in St. Petersburg, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Salvador Dali Museum offer both traveling exhibits as well as impressive permanent collections. Don’t miss the Henry B. Planet Museum, the Tampa Bay History Center, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) and historic Ybor City.

Professional Sports in Tampa

Sports fans can take their pick of local, live sporting events. From the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, to New York Yankee Spring Training at Steinbrenner Field to NHL Tampa Bay Lightning games at Amalie Arena, there’s always something happening near the resort.


Located just 10 minutes from the resort, The Shops at Wiregrass is an open-air, pedestrian-friendly village with 800,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment options. Stroll through well-known department stores like Macy’s, as well as more than 100 specialty and designer shops. Also nearby: the Tampa Premium Outlet Mall and the International Plaza and Bay Street (including “Only at Bay Street,” an open-air village with unique restaurants and boutiques).

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Get outside year-round in Tampa Bay’s countless parks, rivers and lakes, all just a short drive from the resort. Paddle down the Hillsborough River or enjoy the excitement of snorkeling, diving, sailing and fresh or saltwater fishing at the Gulf beaches. Hop aboard an airboat tour and cruise across Lake Panasoffkee or marvel at the area’s magnificent wildlife while on an inshore, backcountry-flats fishing expedition