Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
100 (4048 reviews)/
100 (4048 reviews)/
A modern hotel in an idyllic, 35-acre nature preserve on the upper shores, the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers five-star facilities and freshly-refurbished accommodations.
Spacious guestrooms, suites and villas aim to spoil with Hyatt Grand Beds, over-sized work desks, free Wi-Fi, spa-like baths and designer toiletries. Video checkout is available.
Enjoy the sunny Bayside pool or the secluded Tower pool with outdoor whirlpool. Other amenities include a fitness center, tennis courts, a walking trail, a business center and a large events space.
Armani’s restaurant serves up Northern-Italian specialties and a panoramic ocean view. For fresh Gulf-of-Mexico seafood, the beautiful Oystercatcher restaurant is tucked away in the grounds.
Rocky Point Golf Course, Skyway Park baseball field and the International Plaza & Bay Street shopping mall are 3 miles from this hotel. Tampa International Airport is just 4 miles.
The historic district of Old Hyde Park lies at the northern end of the peninsula which forms South Tampa. It is close to Tampa's downtown and easily accessible from the I275 interstate and the Crosstown Expressway. Much of its housing stock consists of Victorian and early twentieth century mansions and town houses. The Village (on the junction of Swann and Snow Avenues) has a collection of about 60 shops, boutiques and restaurants of eclectic design and taste. There is also a seven screen cinema. The village offers monthly outdoor concerts, exhibitions and a bi-annual art festival. Regular shopping hours: 10am - 7pm (Monday - Saturday) 12pm - 5pm (Sunday) Some stores and restaurants have extended hours. There are three covered car parks in the vicinity. The In Town Trolley also provides a service from Downtown - 50 cents
Originally called the Tampa Bay Ice Palace when it was first opened in 1996, it was renamed after the local newspaper in 1999. It is a large steel and glass structure in the heart of downtown Tampa, situated between the Channelside District and the Convention Centre. It is also home to Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL ice hockey team. With a capacity of over 20,000 the St Pete Times Forum hosts over 100 concerts, ice shows, circus and other events throughout the year. The Forum has three restaurants (Medallions, Icons and Shots - which serve a range of full and light menus) and the Absoluts Experience Lounge (a full service bar). Fast food concession stands operate during events. There is a disabled person's drop-off point on Channelside Drive as well as multi-storey and lot parking in the vicinity. The forum and restaurant are wheelchair accessible. Admission prices and opening times vary according to the event Box office: +1(813)3012500 Major credit and debit cards are accepted
The three storey-high glass domed Florida Aquarium was opened in March 1995 and has become a landmark on the edge of the Channelside district of downtown Tampa . Its mission statement declares the organisation to be dedicated to public entertainment, education and conservation. The facility is home to over ten thousand aquatic plants and animals, birds and fish from over thirteen hundred species from Florida and all over the world. The aquarium exhibits range over two floors and can be seen on a self paced walking tour through a variety of diverse habitats such as wetlands, bays and beaches and coral reefs. There is a large shark tank and special displays of rare creatures such as seahorses and spiders. Children may also pet a ray. Descriptive cards are located throughout the building. The aquarium owns a catamaran which organises ecological trips around Tampa Bay. There is a large car park on site and the TECO trolley stops nearby. ADMISSION: Open daily: 9:30am 5pm (Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving) Adults (12 60) $ 17.95 Seniors (60+) $ 14.95 Children (2 12) $12.95