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While Tampa is known for its thriving business sector, this warm-climate city is also overflowing with exciting one-of-a-kind attractions that make it the perfect destination for your next family vacation. Rent a car in Tampa to freely explore this expansive metropolis which encompasses over 110 square miles, making automobile travel the perfect means of transportation for your family. Tampa has tons of attractions for visitors of all ages: from unique attractions that allow you to interact with wildlife, to must-see historical towns and thrilling amusement parks, your whole brood will be all smiles on a trip to this Florida paradise!

Take the kids for a thrill-ride

Tampa Bay hosts a number of attractions, amusement parks and theme parks that are a must to visit and sure to keep the kids smiling and laughing on your unforgettable vacation. Drive your Tampa rental car over to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for a captivating adventure that combines exciting rides and one of the biggest zoos in the area. Right next door, you'll find Adventure Island. This park is perfect to cool the kids off with over 30 acres of water park fun. As you enter the park, watch as your children's eyes light up as they eagerly take in all the fun that waits for them: a massive wave pool, twisting waterslides, waterfalls and winding rivers.

One-of-a-kind animal encounters

To experience wildlife in ways that are more atypical, take your Tampa rental car over to visit Florida's endangered, aquatic gentle giants at the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. Then head to Tampa's Big Cat Rescue, a top sanctuary which provides a home for many different types of rescued cats. Big Cat Rescue is the country's largest cat sanctuary, encompassing roughly 55 acres. Your children can learn all about animal rescue and observe the often intimidating looking exotic cats up close. Residents include such beasts of the wild as leopards, lions, ocelots and tigers.

Historic Neighborhoods of Tampa

Tampa includes two main sections that will provide you and your family with a sense of old-world charm and windows into the past: Hyde Park and Ybor City. Take your rental car in Tampa over to one of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods, Hyde Park, to get a glimpse of life in the early twentieth century. The Hyde Park Village is the perfect family destination for a laid-back day trip, with over 50 upscale shops and restaurants and a promenade lined with lush trees and parks. Another historic area worth of a stop is Ybor city, which has a very unique, eclectic culture with its vibrant and diverse community. Ybor sprung up from a cigar manufacturing center and evolved into a thriving rich community with shops, restaurants and micro breweries peppered across the community, making it a prime vacation destination.

As a vibrant business hub, Tampa is all about work – but not without the play! With world-class beaches, clubs, restaurants and shopping, this city is a fantastic place to cut loose. But to do it on your own terms, you’ll have to get a Tampa rental car. That’s because with a land mass of more than 110 square miles and limited public transportation, getting around without a car can be a bit of a challenge.

The good news is that Dollar offers great rates on Tampa rental cars, including compact cars, sedans, SUVs, minivans and convertibles. So whether you’re traveling on your own or with a group, you can always get a stylish ride that won’t break your budget.

Not sure where to take your Tampa car rental? No problem. We’ve got you covered there, too. Just a few of the city’s most exciting spots include:

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Adventure Island (they’re located adjacent to each other)
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City
  • Hyde Park Village
  • The Channelside Entertainment Complex

Of course, if you need more ideas, our rental agents will be happy to help. Just ask them when you pick up the keys for your Tampa rental car and they’ll point you in the right direction.

And don’t forget to sign up for the Dollar EXPRESS Rental Program®. It’s a free and easy way to earn one day’s car rental on us. Just enroll online or at the counter and for every 16 days you rent with Dollar, you’ll get one free day’s rental at any Dollar Rent A Car. 


Popular Tampa car rental locations for your rental car needs:

Dollar Rent A Car – Tampa International Airport

4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 866-434-2226
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