Discover fun things to do in the Brandon area, like concerts at Amalie Arena

Whether you’re in town for a high-octane family trip to Adventure Island or a relaxing cruise out of Port Tampa Bay, the Country Inn & Suites, Tampa/Brandon, FL puts you within easy reach of the area’s top attractions. Test your bravery on the coasters at Busch Gardens about 20 minutes away, or take it slow with an afternoon of shopping at Westfield Brandon about a five-minute drive from the hotel. For educational things to do, you can let your kids explore the exhibits at the Museum of Science & Industry or learn more about Tampa’s history in the cigar industry at Ybor City Museum State Park. Here for an on-site meeting? Enjoy a night of great food and games with your colleagues at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa.

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Adventure Island

8.3 mi / 13.36 km from the hotel
Splash your way through Adventure Island, the Busch Gardens water park, where you can plunge down rides like the Caribbean Corkscrew or take a calm tube trip through lush landscapes on the lazy river.

Amalie Arena

6.95 mi / 11.19 km from the hotel
Tampa’s top arena for star-studded concerts and events, Amalie Arena is also home to the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team.

The Florida Aquarium

6.55 mi / 10.54 km from the hotel
This acclaimed aquarium houses 8,000 intriguing sea-dwelling creatures like eels, sharks, and stingrays. You can also enhance your visit by signing up for an off-site wild dolphin cruise.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

4.19 mi / 6.74 km from the hotel
Enjoy a night of sumptuous dining, top-shelf cocktails, and games of poker, craps, slots, and more at this thrilling casino.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

8.42 mi / 13.55 km from the hotel
Experience a day of thrills at Busch Gardens, the internationally recognized theme park full of exotic animals and exciting roller coasters like the Tigris.

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

8.78 mi / 14.13 km from the hotel
Go back in time with the dinosaur demonstration, step into the future with the robotics display, or reach for the stars in the planetarium. Get your hands on any of the 450 exhibits that spark your curiosity.

Florida State Fairgrounds

3.72 mi / 5.99 km from the hotel
Take in arts, crafts, and equestrian events at the Florida State Fair every February, or enjoy concerts and trade shows held year-round at this 330-acre venue.

Topgolf Tampa

0.77 mi / 1.23 km from the hotel
Gather your friends and practice your swing on the target-filled greens at this popular entertainment venue. The on-site KidZone keeps children busy with interactive video games and pool tables.

Port Tampa Bay

6.58 mi / 10.59 km from the hotel
Before you embark on your ocean cruise, browse the shops, sample the eateries, and visit the entertainment venues at Port Tampa Bay.

Tampa Convention Center

7.21 mi / 11.61 km from the hotel
Situated along the Tampa Riverwalk, the TCC hosts a variety of events and trade shows throughout the year, including the annual Tampa Bay Comic Convention.

Westfield Brandon

0.98 mi / 1.58 km from the hotel
Peruse the bargains at popular stores like American Eagle, Express, and Forever 21 at this local shopping center. When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit P.F. Chang’s or Bahama Breeze.

AMC The Regency 20

3.19 mi / 5.13 km from the hotel
For an afternoon of fresh, hot snacks, cold drinks, and entertaining movies, head over to this cinema.