Coming down with 8 or 10 guys for the Bucs vs Chargers game in mid Nov as part of our annual Stadium Tour where we visit a different NFL venue each year.
I'm really indecisive about staying closer to downtown, or closer to the airport/stadium/Westshore area.
We are all about 30, like to enjoy some nightlife all three nights, and some good restaurants as well. We def want to hit Ybor one night and we're not sure of the others. We are probably golfing on Saturday.
If I stay downtown, I don't mind taking transportation to/from the game but aside from Ybor and some downtown bars, would it be good for us? Westshore seems quite developed from what I can tell, but I don't want to feel like I'm in an airport hotel or in a business district. We might also hit the Seminole Hardrock Casino one night unless someone tells me it's lame...
Also, if we stay in Westshore, I guess we have the option (not sure if we'd do it) of hitting up St Petes / Clearwater as I hear there is a decent nightlife scene.
Westshore Hotels seems to be more plentiful and cheaper overall. Plus it would be convenient to be by the airport and stadium but I dont want to feel trapped at my hotel, like I cant walk to a local watering hole.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks so much and as you can tell, I'm going back and forth!