Things to Do in Tampa
Enjoy the convenience of The Westin Tampa Bay
The ideal location of The Westin Tampa Bay facilitates fun both inside and outside of the hotel. The Westin Tampa Bay offers Jet Ski Rentals on our private beach on weekdays from 10 a.m. - Sunset and weekends from 9 a.m. - Sunset. If you are looking to explore more things to do in Tampa Bay, our complimentary shuttle service offers easy access to Tampa International Airport, 2 shopping malls and the Westshore Business District.
During your stay, be sure to also visit all of the local attractions located within 20 minutes of the hotel, including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island Waterpark, Clearwater Beach, Port of Tampa, The Florida Aquarium, Raymond James Stadium, Amalie Arena, Lowry Park Zoo, Ybor City, many of Tampa's art, history, and science museums, MLB Spring Training, and various golf courses.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay combines world-class thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America's largest zoos in an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. In Jungala, discover a colorful village, explore the treetops on a zipline adventure and connect up close with exotic animals. It's the only jungle in the world that plays with you.
Immerse yourself in one of the top family-friendly aquariums in the country with interactive programs like "Swim with the Fishes" and "Dive with the Sharks" or take a peek behind the scenes with a shark feeding or penguin encounter at The Florida Aquarium.
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. Plenty of parking! The beach is a short stroll away.
Lowry Park Zoo
Named number one zoo in the USA, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is only 10 minutes north from Downtown Tampa. Visit 2,000 plus animals in natural habitats including the Florida Manatee. Daily shows and rides. I-275 Exit 48. Free parking.
1060 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767
This flour-fine sandy beach may be one of the widest and whitest in Florida beyond the Panhandle.
Treasure Island Beach
10400 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
This big, wide community beach has better shells than most beaches, but get there early for the best ones. Three public boat ramps and a marina are available.
Honeymoon Island State Park
One Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Sandy shores surround this island getaway, though some are rocky. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the southeast side and boaters can anchor off parts of the north shore.
Located 3.5 miles from The Westin Tampa Bay is one of Tampa's preferred shopping venues offering high-end department stores such as Saks 5th Avenue and Macy's and an additional 120 specialty stores. Westshore Plaza also boasts distinctive dining and entertainment options which include Maggiano's, PF Chang's, and the Palm Restaurant.
International Plaza & Bay Street:
Located 3.2 miles from The Westin Tampa Bay and adjacent to Tampa International Airport, sits one of the most distinctive shopping destinations of Florida's West Coast. Offerings include four fashionable department stores including the likes of Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, over 200 specialty shops, and Bay Street which houses a wide selection of dining and entertainment options such as The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, and Bar Louie.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Located just 5 miles from Raymond James Stadium, The Westin Tampa Bay is conveniently situated for all fans to enjoy the upcoming football season for our Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay Rays:
Located within a short drive from the home of the reigning ALCS Champion Tampa Bay Rays, the Westin Tampa Bay welcomes all baseball fans to the area as the Rays look to have another successful season.
Tampa Bay Lightning:
Located approximately 8 miles from the Amalie Arena and home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, The Westin Tampa Bay is a great destination for all hockey fans when visiting the Bay area.
Baseball Spring Training:
The Westin Tampa Bay welcomes baseball fans to take advantage of our luxurious accommodations and convenience to Steinbrenner Field, Bright House Networks Field, and Florida Auto Exchange Stadium for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training this spring.
The Outback Bowl:
A long-standing New Year's Day tradition in the Bay area, the nationally televised Outback Bowl features some of college football's most storied conferences and schools in the annual matchup between the SEC and Big Ten.
TPC Golf Course
5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33558
Open Daily 7am-5:30pm
TPC Tampa Bay is an 18 hole, par 71, stadium-style course that was designed by Bobby Weed with Chi Chi Rodriguez as the PGA TOUR player consultant.
Rocky Point Golf Course
4151 Dana Shores Dr
Tampa, FL 33634
Rocky Point is a fine public golf course facility conveniently located within a 10-minute drive of the hotel.
Westchase Golf Course
11602 Westchase Golf Drive
Tampa, FL 33626
Nationally known architect Lloyd Clifton designed the 6710-yard; par 72 course, which winds through natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. Called "one of the most beautiful public-access courses in the Tampa Area," Westchase has earned a high rating from Golf Digest as well as a Great Value Award.