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Tales of pirates and the high seas have always thrilled you. Something about the swashbuckling antics of sailors who scoured the ocean looking for treasures and adventure speaks to your restless soul. Perhaps it’s the prospect of an unparalled experience as much as the promise of booty that calls you to visit the Florida coast. Whatever the reason, you answer the beckon with a commitment to arrive with a spirit of optimism and a hearty “Yo-ho!”
Actor Raul Julia had some sage words about a cigar that are very apt when referring to a well-deserved vacation: “Maybe it's like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.” And while Miami and Havana may spring to mind when the conversation turns to cigar Shangri-Las, Tampa has earned a prominent place in the aficionado’s humidor.
Don’t get us wrong: Tampa has more to offer than its impressive cigar scene—although you could fill a complete vacation tracking down the perfect puff. You’ll have your pick of sun-kissed dunes along the Gulf Coast to while away the time until the golden orb slips behind the horizon. But Tampa also has a world-class bayfront, a colorful arts scene, and a unique historic neighborhood in Ybor City that begs to be explored. So whether your ideal vacation is a lazy afternoon catching up on some much-needed beauty rest as the waves lap against the shore, enjoying a hand-rolled Cuban cigar during a post-dinner stroll on the bayside promenade, or a combination of the two, Tampa is the perfect choice.
And when you stay at one of Travelocity’s Tampa beachfront hotels, not only will you enjoy amazing accommodations, you’ll be close to everything that helped put The Big Guava on the map.
Many Tampa beach hotels are not in downtown proper, but in the smaller shore towns across the bay. The short drive will put you on some of the most welcoming white-sand wonderlands in a state renowned for its oceanfront utopias. Here are some of our favorite spots to soak in the Florida sun:
Caladesi Island State Park: Looking for the utmost in seclusion and serenity? Voted America’s best beach in 2008, the island is accessible only by boat or ferry.
Clearwater Beach: USA Today named this coastal community the Best Beach Town in the country. One look at the crystal waters and you’ll see why.
Fort De Soto Park: This family-friendly state park has fishing piers, hiking trails, and bayside campsites.
Indian Rocks Beach: This quiet beach and its tranquil shoreline is accessible by 20 entry points, all within a few steps of unique shops, seaside cafes, and amazing eateries.
Speaking of the immaculate shoreline along Florida’s gulf coast, you’ll find some of the premier beachfront hotels in Tampa on the Gulf of Mexico, on the banks of Tampa Bay, and on many of the bay area’s waterways. You’ll only be a short drive from those cigars in Ybor City, but still a world away from your cares. Here are some of our favorite hotels in Tampa, Florida on the beach:
When you use Travelocity to book your stay at one the many Tampa hotels on the beach, not only will you enjoy impeccable accommodations with a stunning view, you’ll also save enough to explore the art galleries, historical neighborhoods, and pristine beaches in Gulf Coast style. Most importantly, though, you’ll be able to bring home some impressive additions for your cigar collection.
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Tampa? Check out our Tampa travel guide!