Tampa boasts subtropical climates all year round, shimmering waters and warm sandy beaches perfect for a winter getaway. Bring the family to this destination to experience the amusement parks, historical attractions and exotic wildlife. While you're in town, take advantage of outstanding Tampa discounts on a Tampa car rental through Dollar Rent A Car. The, use your vehicle to get around to these free-admission site:
Florida Botanical Gardens
Park your Tampa car rental and step out into the fresh air of the Florida Botanical Gardens, where admission is free every day. This attraction spans 120 acres, 90 of which are natural, untouched land. The remaining land is made up of cultivated gardens, in which you can discover tropical flowers, bushes and creatures. Sign up for a free guided walking tour that lasts three hours and gives you an educational trek through the botanical gardens' most beautiful spots. There's also a children's trail and beach-themed picnic area on the premises.
Pinellas County Heritage Village
Visitors can take their Tampa rental cars down to Largo to visit the Pinellas County Heritage Village. This living history museum sits on 21 acres of land. You can explore nearly 30 structures that date back to the 1800s, including an original school house, church, railroad depot and old homes. Admission is free, as are guided tours of the village. There are also live demonstrations of blacksmithing, pioneer cooking and other era-specific activities as well as plenty of hands-on fun for the kids to take part in. Plan ahead to arrive when the village hosts one of its exciting events, like the Farm City Day in November and Holidays at the Village in December.