Tampa Charter Bus Rentals
Tampa, Florida is something of a late bloomer as far as American cities with such a long history are concerned; first settled by Spanish explorers led by Ferdinand de Soto, then quickly abandoned, the area saw several settlements followed by neglect until finally being formally incorporated in 1855. Until the 1880s, the city’s future was in doubt – until the discovery of phosphate in the region led to a mining boom which fueled the city’s growth, eventually resulting in the thriving city of Tampa which today draws hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the United States and internationally. A Tampa charter bus is the most convenient and comfortable way to get around to the historic sites and modern attractions of western Florida’s largest city; Metropolitan Shuttle’s Tampa bus charters can transport groups both small and large to the best that this city has to offer.
The city is known for its many recreational facilities, including the well known amusement parks Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island as well as the city’s Lowry Park Zoo, which features not only one of the nation’s largest collections of animals but rides and interactive exhibits, making this a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
One of the many things which draws visitors to the city are its renowned public beaches; Tampa is known as one of the best places in the nation for a day on the beach, with its sunny skies and mild temperatures year round. It’s not uncommon to see people relaxing on the beach even in what is the dead of winter in most of the nation. A Tampa, Florida rental bus can take your entire group for a day of sand, surf and sun without the hassle of coordinating travel arrangements so you and your family, friends or co-workers can concentrate on the important work of relaxing.
January is a time of year when many pay a visit to Tampa; the last Saturday of the month is when the city’s annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival takes place, an event which regularly draws crowds of 400,000 or more. Often called Tampa’s own Mardi Gras, this pirate-themed event is something you definitely won’t want to miss if your travels take you to Tampa at the end of January. Sports fans can will want to take bus rental to catch games by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the city’s NFL team; Tampa is also home to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, offering fans an array of choices with home games going on much of the year.
Tampa is also western Florida’s cultural capital, being home to the Salvador Dali Museum, The Florida Orchestra and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the southeastern United States’ largest performing arts center. Tampa’s cultural attractions include a variety of live theater, art galleries, live music ranging from classical to contemporary, with many live music venues making up an important part of the city’s active nightlife.
Whether you’re visiting Tampa for a business meeting or convention, to enjoy the Tampa area’s renowned amusement parks, historic attractions, attend the Gasparilla Pirate Festival or simply relax on the beach, there’s few better places to enjoy yourself than Tampa. To make the most of your vacation or business trip, a Metropolitan Shuttle Tampa bus charter lets you enjoy your visit more by leaving the driving to the professionals – and the rest and recreation to you.