Find Family Fun at Busch Gardens near Our Hotel
When you book the Country Inn & Suites, Tampa East, you can enjoy quick access to the best of Tampa, thanks to our convenient location just off I-4 and close to the University of South Florida (USF). Take your friends for a night on the town at spots like SoHo Tampa or Seminole Hard Rock Casino, or pack a cooler to tailgate at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game at Raymond James Stadium. Kids will be on their best behavior to earn a trip to Busch Gardens, and you can still fit in some educational fun at spots like the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) or the Florida Aquarium. Whether your interests run to concerts at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre or to shopping in Centro Ybor, our hotel is a great home base for all of your Tampa adventures.
Set aside time to visit these popular destinations:
- Adventure Island (6 miles)
Summertime fun meets imaginative adventures at this water park, featuring a wave pool, waterslides and a relaxing lazy river.
Phone: +1 (888) 800-5447
- Amalie Arena (9.5 miles)
See high-energy hockey games or performances by award-winning artists at Amalie Arena, which hosts more than 150 events annually.
Phone: +1 (813) 301-6500
- Busch Gardens (6 miles)
In addition to massive roller coasters for thrills and chills, Busch Gardens offers big family fun with live entertainment, plenty of shopping and delicious dining options.
Phone: +1 (888) 800-5447
- Centro Ybor (8 miles)
Tampa’s hub for entertainment, shopping and dining, historic Centro Ybor offers a taste of the city’s Latin American influence as well as authentic Cuban cuisine, specialty beers, wines and comedy theater.
Phone: +1 (813) 242-4660
- Channelside Bay Plaza (11 miles)
Vibrant colors and syncopated rhythms invite revelers to this waterfront destination for margaritas, dancing and shopping.
Phone: +1 (813) 345-5881
- The Florida Aquarium (11 miles)
Get a uniquely interactive experience at The Florida Aquarium with a dolphin cruise, a SCUBA test dive and daily shows spotlighting the aquarium’s more than 20,000 plants and animals.
Phone: +1 (813) 273-4000
- Florida State Fairgrounds (3 miles)
Only about a 10-minute drive from our hotel, the Florida State Fairgrounds stay active throughout the year with a variety of park rides, concerts and historical exhibits.
Phone: +1 (813) 621-7821
- MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (3 miles)
Steve Miller Band, Blink-182, Journey and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the big names to win billing at this outdoor music venue. Check the list of upcoming shows for music festivals throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (813) 740-2446
- Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) (7 miles)
Go back in time with the dinosaur demonstration, step into the future with the robotics display, or reach for the stars in the planetarium. Get your hands on any of the 450 exhibits that spark your curiosity.
Phone: +1 (813) 987-6000
- Sabal Industrial Park (3 miles)
Business travelers appreciate the hotel’s proximity to this 1,000-acre corporate business complex.
- Seminole Hard Rock Casino (3 miles)
Covering an immense 90,000-square-foot plot of land close to the Country Inn & Suites, this casino tempts visitors to test their luck at poker and slot machines before heading to the Rock Spa® for a relaxing massage. Extensive dining, live entertainment and shopping options on site ensure something for everyone in your group.
Phone: +1 (813) 627-7625
- SoHo Tampa (14 miles)
This lively area in Tampa’s Hyde Park draws friends together with the merriest happy hours, the trendiest clubs and the most dazzling shops and galleries.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13 miles)
A two-time Super Bowl host, Raymond James Stadium is a dream destination for football buffs. Pick up a pirate flag and get ready to cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exciting NFL games throughout the season.
Phone: +1 (813) 870-2700
Directions from Tampa International Airport:
Exit the airport and merge on to I-275 N. Take I-4 E to exit 10/Mango Road. Turn left at the ramp onto Mango Road N towards Flying J. Before Flying J, turn left on Discovery Lane, and the hotel is on the immediate left.
For group transportation from the airport, call Kingdom Transportation at
+1 (813) 433-3745.
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