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

The Country Inn & Suites, Tampa/Brandon, FL offers the perfect launchpad for twisting your way down the Calypso Coaster waterslide at Adventure Island and then rocking out to a big-name concert at Amalie Arena. Help your kids develop a love for learning at the Museum of Science and Industry and Ybor City Museum State Park, or head to the Florida State Fairgrounds for a variety of things to do, from arts and crafts to trade shows and concerts. Before you cruise out of Port Tampa Bay, be sure to visit Busch Gardens, located about 20 minutes from our hotel. Here for an on-site meeting? Treat your team to a fun off-site activity and dinner 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 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 over 8,000 intriguing land and sea creatures like eels, sharks, and stingrays. You can also buy a backstage pass to see the penguins or sign 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.

Florida State Fairgrounds

3.72 mi / 5.99 km from the hotel
Take in arts, crafts, equestrian events, and more 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 amused 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
The TCC hosts events and trade shows in 600,000 square feet of space that is divided into four levels and situated along the Tampa Riverwalk.

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 beverages, and entertaining movies, head over to this nearby cinema.