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Picture yourself cruising around the Sunshine State in the best car rental from the Tampa airport. You’re hitting up the zoo, the aquarium, museums and soaking up the local flavor—beyond the fried gator tail. Maybe you even get to fan out at one of the pro sports games around the Tampa Bay area. The city is your oyster (yeah, they’ve got those, too).

Tampa may be Florida’s third-largest city, but it might just be number one in things to do. Theme parks, historical sights, shopping, bayside views—there’s a lot to get into here. Grab your sunscreen, lather up, and hop in your cheap car rental from the Tampa airport (after the lotion’s soaked in) because you’re in for a hot ride.

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Get Wavey: You can’t do a Florida getaway and not get your bum on the beach. Luckily, you can throw a seashell in any direction in Tampa and hit some excellent sandy stuff. St. Pete Beach is an excellent place to start, with its white sand and warm waves. Plus, you’ll find plenty of choices for grabbing a fruity drink or some beachy bites nearby. If you want to hang at the popular spot in town, Clearwater Beach is brimming with sun worshipers, from spring breakers to locals, thanks to its frequent place on “best beach” lists. You can even take your party into the night in Clearwater—there are tons of seafood options, bars, and even clubs within walking distance if you want to give your rental the night off.

See the “Only Here” Sights: While there are plenty of amusement and water parks in the area to keep you busy, you’re in Florida—you can’t do the typical. Start your journey with a sea cow sighting. The Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center lets you almost get face-to-whiskered-face with these gentle giants. Just head to the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, and you’ll find manatees basking in the warm waters around the power station's discharge panel. Then, bike, walk, or skip your way down South Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard that runs along Hillsborough Bay—it’s allegedly the longest continuous sidewalk in the world, so bring your blister-free shoes.

What a Trip: Your car rental from the Tampa airport was made for a sunny road trip. First up? Take a couple of hours and cruise over to Orlando to take in every gigantic American amusement park, from mouse ears to waving magic wizard wands. Or if you want to crank the heat and humidity (and gator sightings) up a few notches, drive south through Alligator Alley—what locals call I-75—and head to Miami for some extra sweat-filled fun. You’ll be basking in the art deco neon within four hours, so grab your skimpiest vacay wardrobe and hit the road.

Say “Hey” Around Tampa Bay: Having a rental for your Tampa visit is the move—there are unique neighborhoods all around the TB area that are perfect for exploring. The first stop is the uber-historical Ybor City, where millions of cigars were rolled back in the day. Ybor is now filled with bars, clubs, and some great options for a Cubano sandwich. Tampa is the birthplace of the Cubano, and you’ll find the Florida favorite at famous spots like Columbia Restaurant or trendy newcomers like Café Quiquiriqui in the boutique-y Hotel Haya. Downtown Tampa is also kind of having a renaissance—Sparkman Wharf is the area’s cool place to hang (shipping containers are involved) while surrounded by brand new luxury hotels.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tampa

How to get last-minute hotel deals in Tampa?

Once you’ve snatched up your car rental deal in Tampa, you might as well keep the savings parade going and book your cheap hotel in Tampa. Luckily, keeping your cash is easy when you scoop up a Hotwire Hot Rate last-minute hotel in Tampa. Even if you’re short on time and stacks, it’s no biggie. The longer you wait to book your stay, the more you save. You could save up to 60% off versus booking a listed rate two weeks earlier and score a Tampa hotel for as low as .

What is the best car rental company at Tampa Airport?

You’re ready to book your Tampa International Airport car rental, and you only want the best. Hotwire has rentals from the top companies like Budget Car Rental in Tampa, Enterprise Car Rental Tampa, and Thrifty Car Rental in Tampa. But if you’re on the hunt for the biggest and best savings, reserve a Hotwire Hot Rate car deal, and you could save up to 60% off your ride.

How much does it cost to rent a car at Tampa airport?

Getting a Tampa airport car rental deal may be easier (and cheaper) than you think. Even if you’re looking for a luxury car rental in Tampa, FL, you can be riding in style in no time and within your budget, because Hotwire has you and your wallet covered when it comes to saving a ton. We have car rental Tampa airport deals for as low as $19 to keep you on budget and with cash in your pocket all sunshine-y vacay long.

Is it safe to travel to Tampa during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

With recent COVID-19 closures and reopenings, many people are wondering is it safe to travel to Tampa right now? When you want to book your last-minute trip, make sure to check the most up-to-date info on safety measures, recent closures, and guidance on traveling during the coronavirus.