Are you looking for a unique place to visit during your vacation in Florida? We know what you need! Head to Busch Gardens in Tampa and get ready for some serious fun. This Africa-themed amusement park is the second largest park in the city and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Why not become one of them? Read on to learn all about this great activity and start planning your visit today! To ensure you don’t miss out on anything while you’re here, download our free Vacation Guide for a complete list of the best attractions. You’ll have access to local restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!
Here’s All You Need to Know For Your Trip to Busch Gardens Tampa
What Is Busch Gardens?
Busch Gardens is one of the top theme parks in the city of Tampa. It’s a great place to have fun with friends and family and provides an easy escape from the beach. (After all, Tampa is only 30 minutes away from Gulfport!)
Busch Gardens is not like Disney World where the attractions are jam-packed with people. Here, you can relax and enjoy yourself without pushing your way through the crowds. The parks at Busch Gardens open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. This schedule can change depending on the season, so check out the calendar before you visit.
A single-park ticket starts at $79.99. Two-park tickets start at $49.99 per park ($100+ total), and three-park tickets are $39.99 ($120+ total). We recommend browsing through all of the ticket offers (which include dining options) to find the best deal for you.
Tip: You don’t need to worry about the rain washing away your plans! If it gets too wet, Busch Gardens allows you to come back another day if you have a single-day or multi-day ticket.
Things to Do at Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens is known for two things: the rides and the animals. In fact, it’s dedicated entirely to Africa-themed attractions! Here are some of the rides you need to add to your itinerary:
Cobra’s CurseFalcon’s FurySheikraMontuKumbaDiscover more rides to enjoy during your visit!
On top of these incredible attractions, Busch Gardens is home to more than 300 species of wild animals. It’s the largest zoo in Tampa and one of the biggest in North America. You can marvel at the majestic beasts like gorillas, elephants, giraffes, and big cats, or check out smaller species like penguins, flamingos, sloths, and more. One thing is for sure: you’ll wonder if you’re still in Florida!
Stay in Gulfport’s Top B&B
A trip to Busch Gardens is a wonderful experience, but it also requires a lot of energy. When it’s time to relax, drive back to Gulfport’s best B&B! The Historic Peninsula Inn is your oasis of serenity. Picture a quaint Florida town with gorgeous beaches and a laid-back atmosphere where you can find the peace and tranquility you seek. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it?
You can browse all of our amazing accommodations today and pick your favorite! We know you’ll love the Prince Suite. This room can sleep up to four people and is perfect for couples or group of friends. take a hot shower to relax your muscles, lounge in the sitting room while watching a movie, and dream the night away on the plush queen mattress. Do you want to hear the best part yet? We serve a delicious, continental breakfast every morning downstairs.