Hotel at a Glance: Harborside Suites at Little Harbor
The private stretch of beachfront outside Harborside Suites extends for half a mile along the shores of Little Harbor. You can spend the day fishing off the pier, playing beach volleyball, or snorkeling. After dark, stroll along the sand or grab a drink at the resort’s beachfront tiki bar, which features live entertainment on select nights.Take a dip in one of the resort’s three outdoor pools. Home away from home: Stylish suites come with high-speed Internet and kitchenettes or full kitchens. Some rooms offer views of the harbor. Kick back in one of the resort’s hot tubs. Rent a jet ski, kayak, or paddleboard on site to have an adventure on the harbor. Other things to do: Play tennis, shuffleboard, or simply lie on the beach under a complimentary umbrella. Sunset Grill and Lounge: Sample Caribbean-inspired eats at the on-site restaurant. There’s also a poolside bar and grill where you can grab a drink. Tampa, Florida: Sunny Days, Beaches, and Busch Gardens
Given that Tampa has more than 15 white-sand beaches and nearly 250 sunny days a year, it should come as no surprise that Forbes magazine ranked it the fifth best city in America for enjoying the outdoors. Set on the Gulf Coast, about 90 miles southwest of Orlando, the city offers abundant green spaces as well as year-round opportunities for fishing, surfing, and golfing on waterfront courses.
Roller coasters and exotic animals share real estate at Busch Gardens Tampa, a theme park designed to evoke the thrills of an African safari. Like a big cat sprinting after its prey, Cheetah Hunt—one of the park’s newer thrill rides—reaches speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. Back on solid ground, you can get up close and personal with more than 2,000 animals living in detailed replicas of their natural habitats.
The nearby Courtney Campbell Causeway provides easy access to Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg, picturesque towns located on the peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. They’re known for their festive seafood restaurants, as well as outdoor attractions such as dolphin-watching cruises and nature preserves. For shopping, head to Tampa’s International Plaza and Bay Street, home to luxury retailers such as Burberry and Tory Burch.
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