Plan an Exciting Weekend Full of Things to Do in Tampa
Tampa & Brandon, FL Attractions
- Adventure Island
- Busch Gardens
- Live Nation Amphitheatre
- Seminole Hard Rock Casino
- Top Golf Tampa
- Ybor City
- Amalie Arena
- Raymond James Stadium
- Tampa Convention Center
- The Ice Sports Forum
- Bass Pro Shops
- Westfield Brandon Shopping Mall
How To Get Here
There are always plenty of things to do in Tampa, and the central location of Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel puts you close to them all. No matter what interests you, or whether you are planning a fun weekend or looking for something do with your free time today, you'll never run out of fun things to do in and around the Tampa area. Our hotel's complimentary shuttle is available to take you to all of the attractions located within a five mile radius.
Seminole Hard Rock® Casino
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino® in Tampa, just 3.5 miles from Sheraton Tampa Brandon on our complimentary shuttle, is one of the world's largest casinos with over 5,000 machines and over 90 game tables. Try your hand at 3-Card-Poker, Blackjack, Mini Baccarat, then test your luck on the slots with Cash Spin, Wild Cherry, Five Times Pay and more. This Tampa casino will guarantees the ultimate gaming experience.
Raymond James Stadium
Raymond James Stadium is home to the NFL football team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and seats 65,000 people for a variety of entertainment and sporting events. From football games to Monster Truck Jams, concerts and music festivals, the stadium has the perfect event for everyone. The newly renovated stadium has the most technologically advanced HD video system in use today, so everyone can have the best view in the stadium. Learn More
Experience the thrill of free falling without having to jump out of a plane. iFly will make all your childhood dreams come true, where an indoor vertical wind tunnel allows you to fly just a few feet above the ground. iFly is located just 10 minutes from Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel.
THE ICE SPORTS FORUM
The Ice Sports Forum is a the perfect thing to do with the kids for a day of fun or family outings. Catch a NHL game and watch the Tampa Bay Lightning with the family, engage in a thrilling game of Laser- tag, or enjoy dinner with friends at the Power Play Grill and Sports Bar. Our two-ice rinks are perfect for parties, work events or pleasure, with a Learn-To-Skate program designed for all ages and skill levels.
Busch Gardens® Tampa
Ever wanted to play tug-of-war with a tiger or travel faster than 100 miles per hour? Our hotel near Busch Gardens® Tampa puts Florida vacationers within minutes of these opportunities. Explore Jungala and discover a colorful village, take a zipline adventure over treetops, ride the famous Gwazi rollercoaster, and connect up close with exotic animals.
Topgolf Tampa is Tampa's premier destination for golf, games, food, and fun. There's something for everyone at this golf complex, so you can play like a pro or simply hang out with friends. The venue is open:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00am
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00am
FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
The Florida State Fairgrounds is home to the annual Florida State Fair, which salutes Florida's best in the agriculture and equestrian industry and includes food, shows, rides, shopping and music for 12 full days each year. The fairgrounds is also host to many other events and concerts throughout the year and is home to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, where you can see your favorite musical groups on tour, the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center and the Cracker Country Museum. For more information on the Amphitheatre concert schedule, go to https://www.midflorida.com/amphitheatre. For upcoming events taking place at the fairgrounds and a list of current things to do, visit http://www.floridastatefair.com/default.aspx.
Beat the heat and take a trip to Adventure Island, where cooling off can be fun. The water park has a variety of water slides, endless surf pools and attractions for kids to make the day fun for the whole family. Relax and float down the Rambling Bayou, play a game of sand volleyball in the Spike Zone, or get funneled through the Colossal Curl, Adventure Island’s newest thrill slide. Whatever the occasion, we have the perfect attraction for every guest.
Bass Pro Shops
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Bass Pro Shops is the one stop shop for outdoor merchandise, equipment, group tours, and special events. Sign up for seminars to learn more about bowfishing and barbequing or take a fly fishing class to begin or improve your skills. Indulge in a seafood or steak dinner at the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant attached to the store. Take the whole family starting mid-November and wander through the magical Santa’s Wonderland for yearlong fun.
MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION® AMPHITHEATRE
Located within the Florida State Fairgrounds, this Tampa amphitheatre is an outdoor, state-of-the-art facility that hosts numerous big concerts and events throughout the year. Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel is located just three miles away, making us the ideal upscale hotel when attending concerts at the MidFlorida Credit Union® Amphitheatre.
HISTORIC YBOR CITY
Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa near downtown known as Tampa's Latin Quarter. The area was originally founded by cigar manufacturers in the 1880s and first populated by immigrants from Cuba, Spain and Italy. Ybor City is known for its eclectic cuisine and shops, as well as for art galleries and museums. At night, Ybor City comes alive with numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs featuring music from jazz, blues, and authentic salsa, to reggae and hip-hop. This is definitely a "must see" on your list of things to do in Tampa this weekend.
Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel is located just seven miles from Ybor City.
Amalie® Arena is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm. This versatile venue also regularly hosts national hockey and basketball championships as well as concerts. Sheraton Tampa Brandon is the ideal hotel to relax by the pool and then head to the game or concert, just 13 miles away.
WESTFIELD BRANDON MALL
Westfield Brandon Mall is a top shopping destination just four miles from our Tampa hotel, and offering 158 stores from Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, BCBG Maxazria, White House Black Market, Brookstone, Sephora, Express, American Eagle, Hollister and more. There are also numerous dining options to choose from including California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Ryuu Japanese Steakhouse and more. To learn more about what Westfield Brandon Mall has to offer, visit https://www.westfield.com/brandon