Explore Top Things to Do near Busch Gardens
The Country Inn & Suites, Tampa/Brandon, FL invites you to twist your way down the Calypso Coaster at Adventure Island and then rock out to a big-name concert at Amalie Arena. Help your kids develop a love for learning at the Museum of Science and Industry and Ybor City Museum State Park, or head to the Florida State Fairgrounds for a variety of things to do, from arts and crafts to trade shows and concerts. Before you cruise out of Port Tampa Bay, be sure to visit Busch Gardens, located 21 minutes from the hotel.
- Topgolf Tampa (1 mile)
Gather your friends and practice your swing on the target-filled greens at this popular entertainment venue. The on-site KidZone keeps children amused with interactive video games and pool tables.
Phone: +1 (813) 298-1811
- Florida State Fairgrounds (6 miles)
Take in arts, crafts, equestrian events and more at the Florida State Fair every February, or enjoy concerts and trade shows held year-round at this 330-acre venue.
Phone: +1 (813) 621-7821
- The Florida Aquarium (9.8 miles)
This acclaimed aquarium houses 7,000 intriguing sea-dwelling creatures like eels, sharks and stingrays. You can buy a backstage pass to see the penguins or sign up for an off-site shipwreck dive adventure.
Phone: +1 (813) 273-4042
- Adventure Island (14.3 miles)
Splash your way through Adventure Island, the Busch Gardens water park, where you can plunge down rides like the Caribbean Corkscrew or take a calm tube trip through lush landscapes on the lazy river.
Phone: +1 (813) 987-5600
- Busch Gardens Tampa (14.8 miles)
Experience all the thrills of a day at Busch Gardens, the internationally recognized theme park full of exotic animals and stomach-flipping roller coasters like Cobra’s Curse.
Phone: +1 (888) 800-5447
Local Businesses and Additional Information:
- Port Tampa Bay (8.7 miles)
Florida’s largest port features a cargo tonnage port as well as a cruise departure port for a variety of lines, including Carnival and Royal Caribbean.
Phone: +1 (813) 905-7678
- Tampa Bay CVB (9.3 miles)
Stop by the Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau for recommendations that help you tailor your Tampa trip to you and your family.
Phone: +1 (813) 223-1111
- Tampa Convention Center (9.5 miles)
TCC hosts events and trade shows in 600,000 square feet of space that is divided into four levels and situated along the Tampa Riverwalk.
Phone: +1 (813) 274-8511
- MacDill Air Force Base (18.3 miles)
This active United States Air Force Base is an easy drive from our hotel.
Phone: +1 (813) 828-1110
- Ybor City Museum State Park (8.4 miles)
Explore the history of the cigar industry and the Latin community from the 1880s to the 1930s through ornamental gardens and tours of La Casita, a recreated home of a nineteenth-century cigar worker.
Phone: +1 (813) 247-6323
- Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) (13.3 miles)
Explore space and learn about 3-D printing at this hands-on science museum, which features exhibits about extreme weather, physics and nature in an interactive setting.
Phone: +1 (813) 987-6000
- AMC The Regency 20 (1.6 miles)
For an afternoon of fresh, hot snacks, cold beverages and entertaining movies, head over to this nearby cinema.
Phone: +1 (813) 653-3747
- Westfield Brandon (2.4 miles)
Peruse the bargains at popular stores like Adidas, Express and Forever 21 at this local shopping center. When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit the Cheesecake Factory or Bahama Breeze.
Phone: +1 (813) 661-6255
- Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa (6.2 miles)
Come out for a night of sumptuous dining, top-shelf cocktails and games of poker, craps, slots and more at this thrilling casino.
Phone: +1 (813) 627-7625
- Amalie Arena (9.6 miles)
Tampa’s top arena for star-studded concerts and events, Amalie is also home to the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team.
Phone: +1 (813) 301-6500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13 miles)
Looking for an NFL game? You can take to the stands and cheer on the Buccaneers right here in Tampa.
Phone: +1 (813) 870-2700
Directions from Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Exit the airport and follow signs to SR Highway 60 East and to I-275 North. Exit right onto the ramp to I-275 North. Continue until it merges into I-4. Exit right onto the ramp for I-4 East. Stay on I-4 East to I-75. Exit right onto I-75 South. Follow I-75 South to Exit 257 on the right. At the first light after the exit, turn left onto Falkenburg Road. Cross Palm River Road, and the hotel will be on the right side at the corner of Falkenburg Road and Palm River Road.