Expedia has ranked the Tampa Bay area as one of the most popular Spring Break destinations. Whether your Spring Break is from college, high school or pre-school, Tampa Bay has a horde of deals to unlock.
GRAND HYATT TAMPA BAY: “Stay More Save More” plan offers a discount that grows the longer you stay: 10 percent off the first two nights, 15 percent off for three nights, and 20 percent off for four or more nights.
RAMADA WESTSHORE TAMPA AIRPORT: Discounts are 10 percent on one night, 15 percent on two nights and 20 percent on three nights.
YACHT STARSHIP: March 14 is the Island Fever Party, featuring Caribbean and other music by the band Impulse. The cruise includes food and drink available for purchase on board. The 2 ½-hour cruise boards at 8:30 p.m. and leaves Channelside Bay Plaza at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID.
TAMPA BAY BEER WEEK: Tampa Bay’s craft brewers will be on display all week at venues across the region during Beer Week. A $10 passport (available at specific locations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) provide special deals at the 30 breweries, restaurants and stores participating in Beer Week this year.
BLIND TIGER CAFÉ: Ybor City’s newest coffee shop and clothing store offers 10% off to any Spring Breakers, college or high school.
THE GETAWAY: Specials all month at its tiki bar.
YBOR CITY FOOD TOURS: Savor the flavor of Tampa Bay's Latin Quarter and get a dose of local history to boot. Walking tours of Ybor City stop at many local restaurants along the way to explore who Tampa Bay's history shows through in its food. Cuban sandwich anyone?
TAMPA BAY CITY PASS: For a single discounted price, Tampa Bay City Pass gives users access to four of the Tampa Bay area’s most popular attractions: Busch Gardens Tampa, the Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry. Passes are $99 for adults, $84 for children 3-11. That’s a 49% discount on the combined ticket price for all four attractions. City Pass is good for nine days from the time of purchase.
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA: Spring Break visitors can buy an Eat Free All Day package that gets them admission to the park for up to 14 days, free parking, and an all-day dining deal. A Kids FREE package gets a child into the park free with a paying adult or child and includes free parking and all day dining. Children 3 and under are free at Busch Gardens. Busch Garden’s Food & Wine festival will be happening on weekends through the end of April.
TAMPA’S LOWRY PARK ZOO: Visitors who are members of the zoo or aquarium back home get a 10% discount on tickets to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo during the day. Find out if your zoo or aquarium qualifies. Zoominations, the zoo’s night time Chinese lantern festival exhibit, is available with a discounted combo pass ($39.95 for adults, $29.95 for kids 3-11) that saves $10 on admission to both the zoo and Zoominations.
MOSI, MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: Visitors get $3 off general admission when they check in at MOSI on Facebook. You must show the check in to the ticket agency. Offer is valid for exhibits and a single ticket to the Florida Hospital IMAX Dome theatre. It excludes special exhibits and events, as well as the ropes course and zipline.
DINOSAUR WORLD: Buy an Excavation Pass and get a free Dinosaur World key chain with admission to the park. An Excavation Pass includes: the Lucky Strike bag at the Dino Gem Mine panning for gems at the water sluice, a Fossil Dig ticket for children 3 to 12 and a bag of fish food, also for children 3 to 12. Excavation Passes are $23.27 for adults, $19.21 for children.
TECO MANATEE VIEWING CENTER: No Spring Break special here, actually. It's just a great place to see and learn about Florida's most popular wild residents. And it's free. Just like Spring Break, their time is limited: they'll be heading back out to the coast in the next month or so as the water warms back up.
eBOATS: Throw on your captain's hat and tool around Tampa Bay's sparkling waterfront for $20 off your reservation with eBoats Monday through Thursday. Reserved boats must return to the dock by 4 p.m. You can find eBoats at the public docks outside the Tampa Convention Center.
TAMPA BAY WATER BIKE CO.: Spring Breakers can book online using the code SPRINGBREAK to get a 20% discount on their rental. Tuesday and Thursday rentals are only $20 through March 31.
AIRHEADS: Tampa Bay’s indoor trampoline center offers an unlimited week-long pass during Spring Break for $25.95, less than the cost of two days at the regular price. There’s also a $5 discount on unlimited jumping through Airheads’ Facebook page.
GOLFER’S GRAIL: Tampa Bay’s only indoor golf venue has lunch specials and discounts during Spring Break: 33% on golf and 20% off on driving range balls.
URBAN KAI: Take to the water on a beautiful Spring Break day without going all the way to the beach. Urban Kai offers paddleboarding on the Hillsborough River – a great way to explore the city and get a serious core workout at the same time. During Spring Break, Urban Kai will rent one board a half-price when you rent one for full price.
Q-ZAR LASER TAG: The center will open at noon every day during Spring Break. $23 a person buys four hours of unlimited laser tag.
OLD McMICKY'S FARM: Step into a simpler time with a visit to Old McMicky's Farm. Your family can meet farm animals, milk a cow, wander the barn maze, and have a hay ride with an authentic 1949 tractor. Bring a picnic and have lunch overlooking the farm's glittering lake.