There are few places in the U.S. that offer professional and college football, baseball, hockey, and college basketball all in one concentrated area, and if they do, changes are, they’re crowded cities with not a palm tree or waterway in sight.
It’s why each year thousands of sports enthusiasts vacation in Tampa Bay, the metropolitan area that encompasses Tampa, St. Petersburg, and even Sarasota. Because the weather is beautiful year-round, there are always travelers visiting the area.
If you come in the spring, you can see Major League Baseball Spring Training. The Rays, Yankees, Phillies, Blue Jays, and Pirates all have Spring Training in that area, with the Rays, of course, calling the area home year-round. You can also catch a hockey game with the Tampa Bay Lightning, as well as a variety of USF sporting events.
During the summer months you can see Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp over at One Buc Place in Tampa, or catch a Rays game. If you’re staying in a St. Pete Vacation Rental or St Pete Beach Condo, you can catch a trolly ride downtown to Tropicana Field, which is about nine miles from the beach. To get to Tampa, you may need a rental car, although there are a variety of Tampa Vacation Sport Packages available through various travel agencies and resort management companies.
Fall is the best season for sports enthusiasts here, and it also happens to be a great time to travel here – you can score incredible discounts on condo rentals and hotels and the weather is just a tad bit cooler than in July and August.
Spend the day soaking up the sun and at night, you can catch a Rays game. On Saturday, head over to Raymond James Stadium to see the USF Bulls’ football team, and …» Read more