Rent an Employee Shuttle Bus for a Tampa Commute
Is your Tampa business ready to simplify daily employee commutes and boost productivity? Beachside Party Bus Tampa offers private employee shuttle bus rentals to help your team start their workday stress-free. Our Tampa corporate transportation services include door-to-door employee shuttles, park-and-ride services from designated lots, intercampus shuttles for universities, and more. A private employee shuttle bus rental means your team avoids the headaches of heavy Tampa traffic and unreliable public transit schedules. Let your employees relax on the ride with amenities like leather seats, AC, WiFi, power outlets, and TVs available upon request. To learn more about employee shuttle transportation services for your Tampa company, call (305) 507-0446. The Beachside Party Bus Tampa reservations team is available 24/7 to create a custom corporate shuttle solution.
Private Party Bus Rentals for Fun in Tampa
Party time? Beachside Party Bus Tampa offers private party bus rentals for bachelorette parties, birthday bashes, nights out on the town, and more! Renting a party bus simplifies transportation so your group can focus on fun. Bar hop stress-free with a DD behind the wheel and enjoy your own music over our coach sound system or dance the night away with colorful party lights! With a private party bus, your group avoids parking, traffic, and coordinating DDs throughout your Tampa celebration.
Tampa Airport Transportation Made Easy
Flying into sunny Florida for your Tampa travels? Let a Beachside Party Bus Tampa airport transfer shuttle take you and your crew from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to nearby lodging, event venues, and attractions. Our reservation agents build airport transfer shuttles based on your TPA itinerary. Both charter buses and minibuses are available for airport transportation to and from Tampa International based on the size of your travel party. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that everyone will have room for luggage and travel easily. Avoid the wait for taxi queues, shuttles on a schedule that isn’t yours, and paying for multiple rideshares. We’ll provide charter bus amenities like AC, reclining seats, WiFi, and restrooms available to make airport travel a breeze.
Must-See Spots for First-Time Visitors to Tampa
For a lot of folks, Tampa is mostly known for its proximity to the most magical place on Earth. And while we don’t blame you for wanting to make Orlando theme parks part of your Tampa itinerary, there’s so much more to experience within Tampa city limits! Here’s a roundup of attractions and neighborhoods that should be on every first-timer’s Tampa bucket list:
Let’s start with the origins of Tampa – historic Ybor City! Founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and a magnet for European immigrants, this National Historic Landmark District is a beautiful blend of Cuban, Spanish, and Italian architecture and culture. These days, Ybor City is one of Tampa’s top destinations for dining, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment. Your group can take a guided tour of cigar factories like J.C. Newman, shop for cigars at stores like King Corona Cigars, and learn about the city’s history at spots like the Ybor City Museum State Park. When evening rolls around, treat your crew to dinner at Columbia Restaurant (Florida’s oldest eatery!) before bar-hopping along the cobblestone streets of the Ybor Historic District.
No trip to Tampa is complete without a stop at the area’s beloved theme park. Let your group unleash their wild side at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. This 300-acre amusement park brings exotic animals, thrilling rides, live shows, and family fun all together in one place. Park highlights include getting an up-close look at over 12,000 animals along the 65-acre Serengeti Plain, riding one of Florida’s tallest roller coasters on Cheetah Hunt, and catching a live show like the Turn It Up ice skating revue. We recommend booking your group’s Busch Gardens tickets in advance online to secure the best deals. Then let a Party Bus shuttle handle getting your crew to and from the park entrance. We’ll take care of parking and navigating Tampa’s streets so you can focus on having a wild time at Busch Gardens!
For a relaxing stroll taking in Tampa’s waterfront views, head to the scenic Tampa Riverwalk. This 2.6-mile-long path along the Hillsborough River is the perfect spot for a leisurely walk or bike ride. The Riverwalk connects downtown Tampa attractions like the Florida Aquarium, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and the Tampa Bay History Center. Stop to snap some photos of the waterfalls at Curtis Hixon Park or let the kiddos run wild at Glazer Children’s Museum. When you work up an appetite, the Riverwalk has no shortage of waterfront restaurants and breweries ready to serve your group. Ask your Beachside Party Bus Tampa driver to drop you off near the Pirate Water Taxi station, then have them pick you up down the road at the Convention Center station after exploring the Riverwalk.
Hyde Park Village
Trendy bars, chic boutiques, casual bistros, and sidewalk cafes make Hyde Park Village a favorite spot to experience an afternoon of retail therapy or a night out on the town. This open-air shopping and dining district is full of upscale local flavor and is located just a quick bus ride north of downtown. Shoppers will love browsing home decor stores like Pottery Barn and West Elm or trying on stylish outfits at Anthropologie and lululemon. Once your group has had your fill of shopping, stop for a sweet treat at Hyde Park Cafe or grab a craft cocktail at the Dr. BBQ restaurant courtyard. Let your personal Beachside Party Bus Tampa charter bus be your group’s designated driver for the night!
For a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, your group can catch a show at the historic Tampa Theatre. Built in 1926 and inspired by exotic Moorish and Mediterranean architectural styles, this nonprofit performing arts center is one of the most beautiful venues in Tampa Bay. The diverse lineup includes classic movies, film festivals, concerts, comedy shows, ballet performances, and more. Enjoy a movie or show at the Tampa Theatre, then have your driver shuttle your group to an elegant dinner downtown or the laid-back bars of SoHo and Hyde Park Village.
Tampa Bay Sports
Florida is serious about its sports teams, and the Tampa Bay area is home to pro franchises for just about every major league. Catch an NHL game watching the back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena or see the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers score touchdowns just across the river at Raymond James Stadium. Baseball fans will want to visit Tropicana Field to cheer on the AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays on their quest for another World Series trophy. Soccer enthusiasts can support the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium or catch a Tampa Bay Buccaneers preseason game here too. Let your charter bus handle getting your sports-loving group to the big game!
Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
For a truly unique Tampa experience, your group will want to observe some gentle giants in their natural habitat. The Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center gives visitors the rare opportunity to watch wild manatees and their calves up close from an enclosed walkway. Located right next to Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station, the warm water discharge attracts manatees to the area during the cooler winter months. After taking in these amazing creatures, cross the road to enjoy the nature trails and boardwalks of TECO Manatee Viewing Center Park. Ask your driver to drop you off at the Visitor Center entrance for convenient access to both the viewing area and neighborhood park.
Fun Neighborhoods to Explore in Tampa
Beyond the attractions, Tampa is made up of distinct neighborhoods and districts each with their own local flavor. Once your group has knocked out the quintessential Tampa must-sees, spend more time roaming the city to get a feel for the different vibes across Tampa’s vibrant communities.
SoHo (South Howard Avenue)
Just a short ride southwest of downtown, Tampa’s hip SoHo neighborhood packs a big punch when it comes to arts, entertainment, and nightlife. Known as the city’s LGBTQ+ hub, SoHo offers all sorts of trendy shops, pubs, bars, and eateries to explore along South Howard Avenue as well as side streets like Snow Avenue and Swann Avenue. Some top spots to grab a bite in SoHo include Haven, Ciccio Restaurant Group eateries like Fresh Kitchen and Ciccio Cali, and delicious Spanish cuisine and sangria at Edison Food + Drink Lab. After hours, sing your heart out at the legendary Ritz Ybor or the drag cabaret Yukon Tavern. Your group can even catch a comedy show at Side Splitters Comedy Club.
Just northeast of downtown, Seminole Heights charms visitors with its historic early 20th-century architecture and laid-back neighborhood flair. Meander through the area’s residential streets admiring preserved Craftsman bungalows and cottages. Then stop to fuel up at one of Seminole Heights’ beloved neighborhood eateries, like the trendy gastropub Rooster & the Till, cozy Italian restaurant Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, or old-school burger and barbecue at Merritt’s Smoke Shack.
Channelside and Sparkman Wharf
Along the downtown Tampa waterfront, Channelside and Sparkman Wharf make for a lively entertainment district packed with shops, restaurants, and activities. The massive Channelside Bay Plaza is home to attractions like the Tampa Bay History Center, the Florida Aquarium, and the American Victory Ship & Museum. Right next door you’ll find Sparkman Wharf, an open-air marketplace with waterfront dining options running the gamut from barbecue joints like The Brisket Shop to sushi at Ichicoro Imoto. After exploring the area’s exhibits and eateries, catch a movie at the nearby AMC theater or unwind with a few frames at Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Then cap off the night admiring Tampa’s skyline from the deck at Splitsville or strolling along the Riverwalk.
Just north of downtown, historic Tampa Heights serves up loads of charm. The neighborhood boasts beautifully preserved architecture and pleasant pedestrian-friendly streets perfect for a leisurely walk. Be sure to check out the colorful murals and public art installations throughout Tampa Heights that give insight into the area’s history and character. Fuel up on coffee and breakfast sandwiches at Blind Tiger Cafe or grab dinner at popular restaurants in converted bungalows, like Proper and Co. and Nebraska Mini-Mart. Save room for dessert at HEIGHTS Public Market food hall where your group can sample macarons from TWINS Specialty Desserts or small-batch ice cream from Madhouse Creamery.
Fun Day Trips and Activities for Tampa Visitors
Once your group has seen the top sites within city limits, venture beyond to discover more of what the surrounding Tampa Bay area has in store. Here are some can’t-miss day trips and activities for first-timers:
You can’t come all the way to Florida without spending a day soaking up some sunshine and the Gulf Coast shoreline. Clearwater Beach is just a 40-minute drive west of Tampa, making it an easy and obvious choice for beach bums. Known for being much less crowded than other Florida beach towns, your group will have no problem finding the perfect spot in the sand. Sunbathe, build sandcastles, play beach volleyball, go parasailing, and swim in the calm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Watch a fiery sunset over the water before heading back east to Tampa.
Neighboring St. Pete has plenty of art, culture, and entertainment to offer visitors beyond the sandy shores. Must-see attractions include marveling at the impressive collection at The Dali Museum, admiring exotic orchids at Sunken Gardens, and enjoying world-class art at the Museum of Fine Arts. History buffs will appreciate a trip to Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, a historic resort hotel opened in 1925. After a day of museums and historic landmarks, grab dinner and drinks on Beach Drive along the St. Petersburg waterfront.
Disney World & Universal Orlando
No trip to Florida is complete without a visit to at least one theme park in Orlando. Luckily both Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are just about an hour’s drive east of Tampa. For Walt Disney World, plan to visit Magic Kingdom for classic Disney charm and Cinderella’s Castle, Hollywood Studios for Star Wars and Frozen fun, or EPCOT to eat and drink around the World Showcase.