The Top 3 Things You Need To Know About the Oktoberfest in Tampa

download our free vacation guide (2)You’ve been waiting all year for this event! The Oktoberfest in Tampa is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the fall and you can’t miss it! Whether you are coming back for another year or attending for the first time, this blog is the only resource you need when it comes to organizing your trip. Read on to discover three things you need to know about the festival and start planning your visit today! To make the most out of your Tampa experience, download our free Vacation Guide! It has all the suggestions you need to have a stress-free getaway: restaurants, events, museums, shops, outdoor adventures; this guide has it all!


Everything You Need to Know About Oktoberfest in Tampa



Getting lost is the last thing you should be worrying about as you make your way to the Oktoberfest in Tampa; after all, you’re going there to have fun! If you are driving yourself, a few private parking lots and garages are open, such as the Madison and Kennedy lots. Take a look at the map of the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for additional parking information!

If you want a worry-free ride, ditch the car and grab a taxi! Within the “in-town” zone, they are $3 each for two or more people. This area includes downtown, Harbour Island, Ybor city and Hyde Park. You can also board a water taxi and enjoy stunning views of the Tampa skyline! Multiple stops are available along the Riverwalk.

Another fun and eco-friendly alternative is to bike to the festival! The Oktoberfest in Tampa provides free bike valet. Take a look at the Coast Bike Share program for more information.


They Serve Delicious Drinks and Food

We imagine you didn’t make the trip to the Oktoberfest in Tampa just for the sake of it! If you are here, it’s because you want to enjoy the delicious treats it offers, and you are so right! The festival is the perfect occasion to taste some of the best German-inspired beers and treats. Taste the famous chicken schnitzel, the traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut, and don’t forget the warm pretzels with their mustard sauce! Add to that a cold craft beer and you’re all set for the day.

They Offer a VIP Package

Upgrade your experience with the VIP Package! Fully enjoy the festivities and take advantage of all the activities available at the Oktoberfest: that means no lines and free refills! Each VIP ticket holder receives a commemorative Oktoberfest Stein, complimentary refills, a full Koenig plate including a pretzel, table service, VIP restrooms, access to the private VIP bar, concierge service, and even a Champagne service!

Complete Your Stay at the Historic Peninsula Inn

Patio view at dusk of the Historic Peninsula buildingAfter having so much fun at the Oktoberfest, you will want to come home to the coziest room in town. Luckily for you, the Historic Peninsula Inn has exactly what you need! Our sumptuous B&B offers luxurious and charming rooms for you and your significant others, friends, and family, all in a laid-back and authentic atmosphere.

Take a look at our Prince Suite for example! This spacious room can sleep up to four people but is also great for couples! Take a hot shower in your private bathroom, then nestle up and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV. Get a good night’s sleep and wake up the next morning feeling as refreshed as ever. Wake up to the lovely sound of birds chirping right outside your window and follow the smell of coffee downstairs where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits you!


Don’t delay! Book your stay today at the Historic Peninsula Inn.