Tampa skyline as seen from the air
Street trollies parked outside the Muvico Theaters.
A shark in an aquarium
Tampa skyline seen from the ground
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Attractions


Famous for its tranquil bay, family-friendly attractions and breathtaking area beaches, Tampa is one of Florida’s most vibrant cities.

At The Godfrey Hotel, enjoying all that Tampa has to offer has never been easier. Our tropical waterfront property is ideally situated along the edge of the bay, just eight miles from downtown and five minutes from the airport. Tucked away on a sandy Tampa Bay beach, we are close to the best local attractions, yet feels like a world unto itself.

Whether you want to visit top attractions like Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium or prefer to sunbathe on Clearwater’s pristine beaches, the best of Tampa is right outside your door. Go picnicking at beautiful Ben T. Davis Beach, or shop at over 200 stores at International Plaza, both just five minutes away.

Scroll down to view a list of our favorite destinations.


Located in Downtown Tampa's Channelside District, Amalie Arena is a popular venue for basketball games, ice hockey, concerts and football games. The arena has hosted many notable events, such as the 2012 Republican National Convention and the NCAA Division Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament. See what’s happening during your visit.

401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 301-6500

Situated just moments from The Godfrey Hotel Tampa, this local beach is a perfect place for a picnic or day on the water. Visitors will find a boat ramp, BBQ grills, tables and warm waters for swimming. The beach is open from sunrise to sunset.

7650 Courtney Campbell Cswy., Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 274-8615

Located in 22 minutes east of the hotel in Tampa, Busch Gardens theme park offers an abundance of fun for the entire family. Enjoy 335 acres of African animals, rides and live entertainment. Learn more at the Busch Gardens website.

3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612

‍(888) 800-5447
BayCare Ballpark

This premier destination for baseball enthusiasts in Clearwater, Florida, is home to the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training. Learn more here.

601 N, Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765

(727) 712-4300

For an unforgettable excursion from Tampa, drive over the bay to Clearwater Beach. You’ll be amazed by the town’s white sand beaches, sparkling Gulf waters and family-friendly attractions. Be sure to meet Winter, the famous dolphin from the film Dolphin Tale, at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

112 S. Osceola Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 562-4040

Located in downtown Tampa, the Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants from around the world, including a penguin exhibit, living coral reef and wetlands habitat. With so much to see, it’s no wonder the Florida Aquarium ranks among the leading aquariums in the country.

701 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

‍(813) 273-4000
George M. Steinbrenner Field

This 31-acre complex centrally located in Tampa, Florida, serves as the spring training home to the New York Yankees, as well as the home field for the Tampa Tarpons, the Yankees’ Class-A Advanced minor league affiliate. Learn more here

1 Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa, FL 33614

(813) 875-7753

Discover a shopper’s paradise just five minutes away at International Plaza and Bay Street. This mall is home to over 200 stores, including Forever 21, Godiva, Guess, H&M, L'Occitane and Urban Outfitters. Visitors will also find popular restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen. Explore here.

2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa FL 33607

(813) 342-3790

Named the “Number One Zoo in the U.S.” by Child Magazine, Lowry Park Zoo is a must-see for families and animal lovers. The zoo is home to a variety of unique habitats, including a primate exhibit, Asian gardens, African animals and a manatee center.

1101 West Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33604

‍(813) 935-8552

See the top musical performers in the country at Tampa’s largest outdoor amphitheater, located just 18 minutes from the hotel. This venue has hosted legendary artists like Aerosmith, Alan Jackson, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. See who’s performing during your visit.

401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, Florida 33602

(813) 301-6500

Discover over 400,000 square feet of interactive science activities at the Museum of Science and Industry. This impressive facility houses an IMAX theater, planetarium and 450 exhibits about ecosystems, weather, outer space and more. Learn more on the museum’s website.

4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL

(813) 987-6000

Strategically located on Florida's west coast, the Port of Tampa is easily linked to rapidly expanding markets in Central and South America and beyond. For more information click here!

1101 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 905-7678
Raymond James Field

As the proud home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this state-of-the-art facility is more than just a stadium; it’s a destination for unforgettable concerts and events. Learn more here.

4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 350-6500

Located just across Tampa Bay, Safety Harbor Spa is the perfect place to pamper yourself. Indulge in 50,000 square feet of treatment rooms, swimming pools and natural mineral springs believed to restore youth and vitality. View a full list of spa services.

105 North Bayshore Dr., Safety Harbor, FL 34695

+1 (888) 237-8772

Discover the largest collection of Salvador Dali artwork outside of Europe at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum is home to an exceptional collection, including 96 oil paintings and 100 watercolors and drawings.

1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33764

(727) 823-3767

If you love the sand and surf, you won’t want to miss St. Petersburg. This famous beach town is home to beautiful golf courses, parks, theaters, the Salvador Dali Museum, Tropicana Field ballpark and Fort DeSoto Beach – named one of the top beaches in the United States.

TD Ballpark

This dynamic baseball haven in Dunedin, Florida, is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays. Learn more here.

373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 733-9302
Tampa Museum of Art

Located in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, this 66,000-square-foot museum hosts world-class traveling exhibitions, a growing collection of contemporary and classical art and a host of educational programs. Learn more here.

2306 North Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33607

‍(813) 259-1720
Tropicana Field

Home to the Tampa Bay Rays, this indoor stadium in St. Petersburg offers a unique and comfortable environment for baseball fans. Learn more here.

1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 825-3137

Come and enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Plan your vacation, create memories and enjoy every moment with family and friends. Only 1 hour and 15-minute drive!


One of the most scenic things to do in Tampa is take a ride on the Yacht StarShip. Docked 15 minutes from the hotel on Channelside Drive, the ship provides dinner cruises, lunch cruises and brunch cruises on the bay. Families, groups and solo travelers are invited to enjoy the ambiance and award-winning cuisine onboard.

603 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 223-7999

Founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers, Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District and Tampa’s most vibrant multicultural neighborhood. Today travelers come for the sidewalk cafes, international cuisine, Latin entertainment and sizzling nightlife.