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Houston to Tampa Route Information

Travel Distance:786 Miles
Airlines Flying This Route:United Airlines, Spirit Airlines
Weekly Flights:82
Avg. Flight Duration:2.24 Hours

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Airports in Houston

William P. Hobby Airport serves the city of Houston in Texas, U.S.A. It is an international airport situated approximately 11 kilometers away from the heart of the city. The airport is owned by City of Houston and managed by Houston Airport System. It serves as a focus city for Southwest Airlines. The airport offers both passenger & cargo services to several domestic and international destinations including Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Orlando, and more. Ample of ground transportation services are available at the airport for the easy connectivity to the surrounding areas. Some of the ground transportation options here include taxis, limousines, sedans, shuttles, buses, rental cars, and more.

Explore Tampa

Tampa is a city with perfect mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, Cuban and Spanish culture-infused flavor, vibrant business districts, and waterways. Known as a melting pot for all cultures and settlers, Tampa is a great place for those seeking fun and opportunity to try new things. Ybor City with lively music, cocktails and late-night dancing is known as a nightlife spot here. its old red brick buildings now. Visit downtown Tampa fusion-cuisine dining options, craft cocktail, beer bars, and concerts & events. The localities near Hyde Park are famous amongst shopping lovers. Here are boutique stores, branded showrooms, restaurants, and bars. If you’re into hiking, biking, paddling or bird-watching, head any of the city’s parks including Hillsborough River State Park and Lettuce Lake Park. There’s also plenty of adventures to be had in Tampa’s museums and theme parks, well known to visitors from across the country. Busch Gardens has plenty of rides, shows and attractions to fill up a whole weekend and the nearby Adventure Island water park offers daring drops and relaxing wading pools.

Things to Do in Tampa

Busch Gardens

Spread over nearly 297 acres, Busch Gardens is a popular tourist attraction in Tampa. It has several themed lands including the Congo, Morocco, Egypt, Nairobi, and Timbuktu. Busch Gardens is a 335 acre African-themed family entertainment and adventure park featuring thrill rides, live music, craft performances and a multitude of exotic animals in natural habitat settings. This is one of the must-see attractions in the Tampa area for visiting families. Also, visitors can take a safari to see animals grazing on the plains with reproductions of African villages and camps. Visitors can experience close encounters with some of the animals. The Serengeti Night Safari is another popular option at Busch Gardens.

Florida Aquarium

Located on the southeastern edge of downtown Tampa, the Florida Aquarium houses a massive collection of marine life - 20,000 animal and plant life, by the last count. Past visitors said it will take you at least three hours to make your way through the maze of stingrays, moray eels and sea turtles that live here, but there is a good chance your children will tire of the outing before then. Our shortcut advice involves a swing by the shark tanks, the African penguins and the polar bears especially. Travelers also recommend a stop by the Wetlands Trail exhibit, which includes alligators, otters and Burmese Pythons. Young kids are sure to enjoy the Explore A Shore exhibit, a 2-acre outdoor zone that includes a waterslide and geysers for youngsters to play in.

Lowry Park Zoo

Spanning 60 acres, Lowry Park Zoo boasts natural habitats, educational shows and interactive animal encounters, water play areas, and a handful of rides. Here you will find a variety of animals from around the world, including African elephants, koalas, orangutans, penguins, and tigers, among other species. Plus, for those that did not spot any animals at Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center, you are in luck; the zoo is home to Florida’s only nonprofit acute care manatee hospital, which means it's one of a few places in Florida where you're guaranteed to spot the area's beloved sea cows no matter the season.

Best Time to Fly to Tampa

The best time to visit Tampa is from September to December. For those four months of the year, the vacant hotels offer fire-sale prices to lure you. The months from May to August are the busiest, plus the weather can be uncomfortably muggy. The months between January and April, though cooler, are an expensive time to plan a trip.

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