Tampa, a city in West Central Florida, can be accessed through Tampa International Airport. The airport is located along I-275, in close proximity to the Tampa Bay waters. Tourists unable to obtain flights to Tampa International Airport may wish to purchase flights to Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport instead. This airport is 15 miles away and is where many cheap flights to Tampa land. Both airports offer Wi-Fi connectivity. At Tampa Airport, tourists can take the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) bus. Alternatively, they can catch a taxi to take them to the Greyhound bus station in downtown.
Car rentals prove to be a convenient method of transportation for travellers who have purchased airfare to Tampa. Car rental agencies in the area include Alamo, E-Z, Dollar, and Starlight. HART provides an extensive bus service across Hillsborough County. The local routes offer numerous stops throughout a small area while the commuter express offers long-distance travel from the suburbs into the city centre. The TECO Line Streetcar runs from Dick Greco Plaza downtown to Centennial Park in Ybor City and passes many stops, restaurants and tourist attractions.
In downtown Tampa, the Florida Aquarium can be found. This attraction is popular with families on Tampa flights. Adults will find the Tampa Museum of Art intriguing and if they get tired of working around the museum, they can visit the Tampa Theatre and enjoy a film or two. The north of Tampa is home to the famous Busch Gardens; an amusement park and zoo all in one. Tourists who wish to visit an independent zoo will find Lowry Park Zoo appealing. An interesting day out can be enjoyed at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), also in North Tampa.
The International Plaza Mall is where Tampa's shopaholics can be found. All the usual stores can be found here, as well as a selection of unique boutique shops. The Westshore Plaza Mall is also popular with residents and tourists alike. Those looking for excellent Cuban, Spanish and Italian cuisine should find Carmine's Restaurant in Ybor City catering to their needs. El Taconazo serves up simple yet tasty Mexican food for a reasonable price. Bern's Steak House may be expensive but is considered to be amongst the best steakhouses Florida has to offer. The five-floor Club Prana in Ybor City is where a great night out can be found.
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