Finding parking at Tampa International Airport can prove to be difficult as it is often extremely busy. Instead, try booking a spot ahead of time at an off-site parking lot, giving you more time to enjoy the sights or conduct business without worrying about where you’ll park your car. Most lots are just a few miles away from TPA and provide a shuttle service to get you directly to the terminal your flight is departing from.
TPA is one of the top five domestic airports according to Travel & Leisure magazine and if you ever happen to fly out of this airport or have a layover, you’ll understand why. With large windows, long corridors, and the elegant architecture, you can’t help but feel relaxed while waiting for your flight. Oh, did we mention the phenomenal selection of restaurants and shops that line each wing?
If you came to Tampa’s airport hungry or thirsty and you’ve got a little time to spare, you came to the right place. Among others, the Galleria inside the airport houses Carrabba’s Italian Grill, First Flight Wine Bar by Mise En Place, and TGI Friday’s. Or, if you need something quick, you can always visit Starbucks, Zia’s Cafe, or Brioche Dorée.
One of the most important aspects of any extended airport stay is the ability to kick back and relax after a long day of traveling. Without ever leaving the Marriott Hotel, you can get a coffee and bite to eat at Cafe Elise, or have a relaxing massage at Rick’s Touch Massage & Bodywork. If you prefer a cocktail with your meal, head over to the Skyye Lounge for some fantastic drinks and some unforgettable gourmet meals. If shopping is more your bag, the Marriott shopping arcade will satisfy your desires with their selection of jewelry, clothing, books, and more.
While many will find satisfaction in Tampa International Airport’s food and shopping options, the more adventurous traveler will look beyond the confines of the airport for something with a few more options. If you’re looking to see a little bit of nature, check out the Florida Botanical Gardens, the Lowry Park Zoo, or the Florida Aquarium. For a broader selection of wares to choose from, check out the International Plaza Mall to satiate your lust for shopping. However, if you’re a thrill seeker, Busch Gardens features roller coasters and a slew of other attractions to keep your attention for a few hours.
4100 George J Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 870-8700