Comfort Suites Near Raymond James Stadium
5421 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33634
Phone: (813) 880-8938
Fax: (813) 880-8958
Tampa Airport is popular for its arresting architecture and Airside/Landside layout of a centralized terminal. This terminal is well connected to satellite gates by landside (people movers). This is a ground-breaking concept when it was first conceived in the 1960s. Several airport conveniences which are free of cost at Tampa Airport include wireless internet connectivity, passenger paging, shuttle service, cell phone waiting, travelers aid and many more.
Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. They are home to over 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species, most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Their dual mission is to provide the best home they can for the cats in their care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.
Raymond James Stadium is the home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of South Florida Bull's football team, and also the venue of Super Bowl XXXV and XLIII. It holds concerts and special events too. In 2002 the stadium was rated NFL's best playing field. Every New Year's the stadium hosts the Outback Bowl.
For a fun-filled outing, United Skates of America has a little bit of something for everyone. First, at United Skates, it's all about skating. Bring your own or rent what you need then take to the rink and show off your stuff. Take a break and play some arcade games or get a slice of pizza at the food bar. United Skates offers classes for skating and hockey, has planned events such as derby night, offers discounted admission on select days, provides packages for birthday parties, and has an adult skating night for guests ages 17 and older. Call ahead for further information.
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is sprawled over 56 acres (22.7 hectares). It boasts of a dual distinction of being Tampa's oldest zoo as well as one of the most kid-friendly attractions in the city. Its fauna are sheltered in eight habitat zones that recreate the natural environment of the wildlife. These include the Wallaroo Station for Australian species, the Asian Gardens and Sulawesi Aviary for giant cats, and the Florida Boardwalk for native animals. Its rehabilitation and preservation programs extend well beyond the efforts of a typical zoo. Its most notable initiative is the hospital, Manatee and Aquatic Center. After an engaging day with animals, kids can delight in safari tours, bumper boats, roller coasters and pony rides. Its traveling exhibits and talk shows educate the public on environmental conservation. This venue is also ideal for camps and sleepovers. Celebrate a birthday party, business event or a wedding in style amidst wildlife.
River Tower Park is located on the banks of the Hillsborough River. Sprawling over 12 acres (5 hectares), this public space is a popular recreational spot among locals. Unwind with a picnic or a good book on its verdant landscape in view of the Sulphur Springs Water Tower. This Tampa landmark stands at a 231 feet (70 meters) height. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department puts together an interesting program of activities and workshops for all ages that aim at enriching the community. Other facilities include tennis courts, gymnasium, pool, playground and art studio.
Cigar City Brewing is one of Tampa's favorite breweries. This craft brewery regularly concocts different varieties of its regular beers, ranging from IPA's to Espresso Brown Ale. The brewery also always features a good amount of special and seasonal brews. Cigar City offers tours of its 15 barrel brewery. The tasting room features all of the brewery's own beers as well as other local craft favorites. Special events also occur here, including weekly food truck nights.
Cypress Point Park is a beautiful park located right on the beach in Westshore. The park features several trails that are great for biking, running or simply strolling as well as its own small beach. Cypress Point also features several picnic areas complete with grills. The park is a favorite among locals who take often take advantage of all it has to offer.
Since 1933 the Tampa Greyhound Track has been offering live racing and today it's still running strong with its six-month schedule of live greyhound racing. Whether you go in the evening or take in an early matinee, you'll witness fantastic races from start to finish. Please note, flashing cameras are not allowed. Along with live greyhound racing, you can also catch on Thoroughbred racing as well as Harness racing and Jai-Alai all year round. The Clubhouse offers a daily menu of delicious selections in case you want to have a bite with you pet. Reservations are accepted. Dress appropriately for Clubhouse dining.
The Old Hillsborough County High School, which was also called Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, is a historic landmark. Now known as the D.W. Waters Career Center, when this building was first built, it served as the county's only high school. It is now a training center for the 11th and 12th grade students in occupational training. The building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
This serene patch of green, jutting out from the mainland into the waters, offers a refreshing escape from the bustle of the city. From canoeing and kayaking to fishing and hiking, the park has excellent recreation opportunities for outdoor as well as nature enthusiasts. Flanked on three sides by the Mobbly Bay, Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park boasts of a spectacular setting for picnics.
Old Tampa Free Public Library or the Exceptional Children Education Center building represents architectural design that dates back to the early 1900s. The Carnegie Corporation provided funds for the library’s construction. Listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this historical landmark was restored by the Tampa city.