Enjoy Family-Friendly Destinations in Tampa

Looking to enjoy the sights and experiences of Tampa with your family? Whether it’s a family reunion, the days leading up to your Tampa wedding, or a weekend with out-of-town friends, the city is full of group-friendly adventures that are sure to keep your loved ones entertained.

When you’re ready to hit the road, Falcon Charter Bus will be there with a private charter bus rental or minibus shuttle that’s comfortable and within your transportation budget. We make it easy to rent a bus in Tampa—call 813-944-3146 and see for yourself how simple the reservation process can be!

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Getting Around Tampa with a Group

When coordinating a family adventure in Tampa, one of the most overlooked aspects of trip planning is transportation! Rather than racking up miles on your personal vehicles, hailing multiple rideshares/taxis to accommodate everyone, or navigating the public transit system with a large group of people, we recommend renting a Tampa charter bus so your group doesn’t have to think about the logistics during your trip.

Falcon Charter Bus offers a wide variety of bus rental options—from full-sized charter bus rentals for large groups or folks traveling over long distances to compact minibus shuttles that make zipping around the city a breeze. You can even request specific comfort-minded amenities you won’t find on other modes of transportation, such as free WiFi, onboard restrooms, extra luggage storage, TV screens, and much more. Just give our 24-hour team a call at 813-944-3146 when you have your itinerary details and passenger counts together, and we’ll be able to pair your group with the perfect Tampa bus rental to suit your needs! 

Group-Friendly Hotels in Tampa

Next step: booking your accommodations. Most lodging accommodations will offer hotel blocks, so your group members can sleep near each other for easy coordination. If you’re planning a multi-day group trip in Tampa, be sure to reserve room and board for your charter bus driver as well! They will need to take an 8-hour break for every 10 hours on the road or 16 roads on the clock—and it doesn’t hurt to put them up in a hotel that offers motorcoach parking for ease of access!


Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City

Address: 4955 E 18th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-2407

Phone: (813) 623-6000


Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/ Downtown

Address: 5329 Avion Park Dr, Tampa, FL 33607-1416

Phone: (855) 605-0317


Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/ Brandon

Address: 1700 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3802

Phone: (855) 618-4697


Sample Itinerary for Tampa Family Travels

Morning: Breakfast at a Local Cafe

Good morning, Tampa! For breakfast your group can opt for the hotel’s complimentary eats or swing by a chain coffeehouse… but where’s the fun in that? Now’s the perfect opportunity to experience Tampa firsthand by grabbing breakfast from a local spot—and supporting a local business! Here are a few group-friendly options your family is sure to enjoy:

Two people at a coffee shop talking to a barista and placing an order.

Independent Bar and Cafe

Address: 5016 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Phone: (813) 341-4883

Getting a late start? No worries—this popular brunch hangout serves coffee and yummy bites all day long. Review your day’s over breakfast delicatessens, vegan sandwiches, salads, and craft coffees or teas. There’s also a wide selection of meals curated for kids!


Buddy Brew Coffee

Address: 2020 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: (813) 258-2739

This local chain has franchises all over the city—so no matter where your itinerary kicks off, your group can enjoy rich, craft-brewed coffee and cafe fare like sandwiches, cookies, and scones. Not into caffeine? BBC also offers a selection of smoothies, hot cocoa, and decaf teas.


Another Broken Egg Cafe

Address: 4041 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611

Phone: (813) 769-9906

If your crowd is looking for something heartier to carry you through the afternoon, be sure to grab brunch at this casual chain cafe. With a rotating seasonal menu, a set of traditional breakfast staples, and even some brunch cocktails and spiked coffees, all kinds of groups are sure to leave this cafe satisfied and ready to explore Tampa!


Afternoon: Make the Most of Tampa’s Top Destinations

After breakfast or brunch, it’s time to get out and stretch your legs! Whether you’re showing your out-of-town cousins around the sites or looking to burn some excess energy with your group of kids, any of these popular Tampa destinations is sure to keep your party engaged all afternoon long. Load up your Tampa bus rental, soak in the crisp AC, and kick up your heels before venturing out to these popular attractions:

a covered sitting area on the tampa riverwalk overlooking the river

Hillsborough River State Park

Address: Tampa, 15402 US-301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Phone: (813) 987-6771

If you’re traveling with a particularly adventurous crew, rent a few kayaks or canoes and explore the waterways of Florida’s oldest state park. For groups with little ones, seniors, and landlubbers, this nature preserve offers hiking trails of a variety of skill levels—from easy boardwalk strolls to day hikes through old-growth wetland forests.


Busch Gardens

Address: 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Phone: (813) 884-4386

Arguably the most popular attraction in town, your family group would be remiss to pass up this fun adventure park—especially if you’re first-time Tampa visitors! Theme park junkies and animal lovers alike flock to Busch Gardens every year to ride the near-dozen roller coasters, take a safari-inspired tour to see the wildlife, and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere.

Folks generally spend 4 to 6 hours in the park, so if your group wants to make the most of an afternoon here, you’ll need to go in with a game plan. Luckily, renting a charter bus or minibus makes the transfer between the parking lot and the front gate easy! Have your bus driver drop everyone off near the entrance, and ensure everyone is back at the gate at your designated pick-up time for smooth sailing home or to your next destination.


ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Address: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Phone: (813) 935-8552

Traveling with younger kids or family members who don’t like roller coasters? You can still get your fill of animal encounters if you visit ZooTampa! Come say hello to the resident manatees, koalas, elephants, giraffes, and more. Groups of 15 or more visitors can receive discounted admission, one complimentary ticket for every 30 attendees, and free bus rental parking when you contact the zoo ahead of your visit.


Evening: Unwind with Family in Tampa

After a long day of exploring Tampa with your family group, it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some of the low-key entertainment options Tampa has to offer. Request a charter bus rental with reclining seats and footrests, and all passengers can transfer between destinations free from the stress of navigating traffic while a professional driver shuttles you to attractions like:

Tampa Bay Bridge

Tampa Riverwalk

Address: Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: (813) 274-7723

Though this 2.4-mile scenic riverfront trail runs along some of the most popular downtown attractions, parks, and restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, the walk itself is an attraction for groups seeking a change of pace. Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and take in the skyline and breeze off the bay—your charter bus driver will be waiting for you at your custom pickup location, ready to whisk everyone back to the hotel whenever you’re ready.


Top Golf

Address: 10690 Palm River Road Tampa, FL 33619

Phone: (813) 298-1811

This mixture of semi-indoor driving ranges and sports bars makes for a great group outing that’s fun for the whole family! Rent out a private event space to accommodate your whole party, and you’ll have plenty of room to show off your swing, sample craft beers and cocktails, and snack on finger foods.


Ballast Point Park and Pier

Address: 5300 Interbay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611

Phone: (813) 274-8615

Enjoy an evening on the water and treat your kids to fishing lessons off this iconic pier. Even if your group isn’t keen on cleaning your own fish for dinner, the pier and surrounding shoreline offer a variety of seafood restaurants that source their catches from Tampa Bay!


Ease Your Family Trip with a Tampa Bus Rental

Whenever your private group is ready to hit the road, Falcon Charter Bus will be here to assist with all your group transportation solutions! Rest assured that every motorcoach in our region-wide network is thoroughly inspected and sanitized between trips and that every bus driver is a certified professional, so your passengers will be in capable hands throughout your adventures.

Call our 24/7 reservation team at 813-944-3146 to receive a fast and free bus rental quote that’s tailored to your itinerary, headcount, and requested bus rental amenities. We make renting a Tampa charter bus easy, so you can get back to enjoying your group outing with friends and family!


Popular Charter Bus Trip Itineraries in Tampa