Cool Tampa Deals in August for Florida Residents and Visitors

August 9, 2016 by Cris Duschek

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo BearPhoto courtesy of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

TAMPA (August 3, 2016) – Tampa Bay takes summer fun to new heights in August, with creative packages and discounts for Floridians and out-of-the-state visitors. Hotels and restaurateurs have crafted a bevy of incentives to get travelers to stay, eat, drink and swim in style in Tampa through Labor Day.

The Epicurean’s Splash pool party, free to hotel guests, has become a signature Sunday event for locals as well (rates through September 3 start as low as $139). And Aloft Tampa is following suit, with a Labor Day Monday pool party, live music and complimentary mimosas.

August in Tampa is filled with options for the young at heart (list below): from $20 eBoat rides to unbeatable admission prices to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and many riverside perks: Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is offering a complimentary buffet breakfast, drinks at Rivers Edge Lounge and one-hour water bike rental. A local favorite anytime, the Tampa Riverwalk gets especially festive every fourth Friday. On August 26 celebrations for this monthly downtown celebration (which offers free or discounted access to dozens of cultural and dining venues, tours of historic properties, and more) revelers can meet best-selling author Dawn Tripp at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (and the next day at Oxford Exchange).

Restaurants like The Pub are embracing the Olympics with food and drink specials and raffle prizes during an Olympic Quiz Challenge. And Yacht Starship makes August romance an everyday occasion in Tampa with a $49.95 Sunset Dinner Cruise, which includes buffet, water views of Tampa sunset, live DJ and dancing.

Haven’t decided yet? Take a look at the list below and at the very least grab a hotel while deals last. Get ready to be inspired once you arrive here, the urban heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast – where travelers find Florida’s Most diverse attractions in one destination.