The HART bus can take you to your hotel, and also makes a stop at Busch Gardens.
The city of Tampa, Florida has a lot to offer. It has parks, beaches, festivals, and more, all under a sunny blue sky in the beautiful Florida climate. Amongst all of these attractions, you have Busch Gardens, a 335 acre African themed park.
Hotels near Tampa
Busch Gardens has partnered with many local hotels to offer vacation packages that include free meals, free kids’ passes, and an extra night’s stay. These hotels can be found right next to the park, in the middle of the city, and quietly tucked away. Holiday Inn is pet friendly if you are taking the whole family with you. Saddlebrook Resort has two 18 hole golf courses on their property. And Embassy Suites, Wingate, and Hilton Garden all offer complimentary shuttle service to Busch Gardens.
About Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens has wild roller coasters like the Cheetah Hunt and SheiKra, as well as more kid friendly rides like Air Grover. But this place is so much more than just rides. They have entertainment for all ages in their world class shows. These live performances include musical numbers and are put on by some of the best entertainers in the business. There are also kids’ shows that mix education into the fun.
What really sets Busch Gardens apart, though, is their animals. They have state of the art habitats for over 12,000 animals, which makes them one of the largest zoos in North America. You can get up close and personal with some of their animals on the Serengeti Safari tour.
To see some of the animals at their most active, take the Serengeti Night Safari and enjoy a few hours of starlight exploring. You even have the option of being a zookeeper for a day as you work with their staff to feed and handle some of the animals.
If you’ve visited with the animals at Busch Gardens and still can’t get enough, head into the city for a look at Lowry Park Zoo, which features educational and interactive attractions. The Florida Aquarium is home to over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Right next door is the SS American Victory, a World War II relic that is still open to tour. And if Florida is proving to be a little too hot for you, cool off at Adventure Island, a 20 acre water park conveniently located right beside Busch Gardens.
10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612