Occupying the west coast of Florida, Tampa Bay is home to over 300,000 people. Ranked as one of the top outdoor cities in the nation by Forbes, Tampa is a city known for its warm climate, diverse population, and laid-back atmosphere. As a major U.S. port, Tampa thrives on shrimping, tourism, and shipping. Wildlife enthusiasts will find plenty of outdoor attractions to entertain them in Tampa: the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, the Lowry Park Zoo, Lettuce Lake Park, and more.
No matter where you want to go in Tampa, you can see it best from the comfort of a Metropolitan Shuttle charter bus. Whether you’re in Tampa for a corporate meeting or a personal getaway, we have the vehicle to meet your needs, from shuttle van to blowout Tampa party bus rental. Gather your friends or family and let us help you book your next great Tampa vacation or event. As one of the most trusted charter bus companies in Tampa with Metropolitan Shuttle you’ll be in good hands.
Because of its subtropical climate and proximity to the water, Tampa is bursting with outdoor attractions — aquariums, water parks, zoos, animal sanctuaries, and plenty more. And because the city is well-known for its warmth, you’ll want to spend lots of time outdoors — or in the air-conditioned comfort of a charter bus! And when it’s all over, you can relax with a cold beer at a local brewery. Here are just a few of the things you can see and do in Tampa.
Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa is a sister to the Adventure Island waterpark, also in Tampa. Operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, Busch Gardens offers over three hundred acres of animal habitats with an African theme. Attractions include the “Serengeti Railway” (a replica steam train that runs through several themed areas), rollercoasters, swing rides, and of course animal exhibits. Visitors can stop in to look at tropical birds, cheetahs, parrots, crocodiles, hyenas, hippos, orangutans, and more. Busch Gardens also holds a yearly Food and Wine Festival in March and April — perfect for a day’s tour bus rental in Tampa.
Big Cat Rescue
Fans of wildlife can also check out Big Cat Rescue, an animal sanctuary dedicated to protecting and rehabilitating exotic felines such as bobcats, caracals, cougars, leopards, lynxes, ocelots, tigers, and others. Covering sixty acres in Citrus Park outside of Tampa, Big Cat Rescue has been in business since 1992 and is the largest sanctuary in the world for abused and abandoned big cats. An exotic feline adventure is only a charter bus rental away!
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Known as the “flag bridge” of Florida, the Sunshine Skyway has been a popular subject for photographers, television shows, and popular culture. At 21,000 feet long, the Sunshine Skyway offers a gorgeous view of the Gulf waters below. It’s not a place to stop, but you can enjoy the view as you pass through on a Metropolitan Shuttle minibus rental.
First opened in 1926, the Tampa Theatre is an historic landmark, appearing on the National Register of Historic Places. Cinema buffs may even recognize its edifice from movies, music videos, and television. The Theatre has undergone several restoration projects to keep its beauty alive, and offers independent and documentary films on a regular basis.
Museum of Science and Industry
Also known as MOSI, the Museum of Science & Industry is a non-profit museum showcasing over four hundred exhibits aimed at both children and adults. A great destination for a school bus rental, the museum offers educational programs and camps to promote STEM, and even offers life enrichment programs for senior citizens. Exhibits include a 3D printing lab, “Mission Moonbase” (a simulated lunar base), the Bio-Works Butterfly Garden, and an IMAX Dome Theatre.
Cigar City Brewing
when you’re done seeing all the sights and sounds of Tampa, relax with a Belgian white ale or Tampa-style Lager at Cigar City Brewing. Founded in 2007, Cigar City attracts thousands of fans every year for its March beer festival, where it releases its trademark Hunahphu’s Imperial Stout. But even though Hunahpu’s is only available at the festival, you can still enjoy specialty brews year round in their tasting room.
Bus Rental Tampa
If you’re looking to rent a bus in Tampa want to make it easy and stress-free, there’s no better pick than Metropolitan Shuttle. Our friendly, professional staff is here to help you book, plan, and schedule your next trip to Tampa. Ready to get started? Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote!