Fireworks light up the skies above Tampa on New Year's Eve, so here are some of the best places to experience them in all their glory.
Located on Tampa's downtown waterfront, Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi serves phenomenal food and drinks, plus a memorable New Year's Eve experience. There's a ball drop, a champagne toast, and dancing to DJ music.
Just 25 miles down I-75 is lovely St. Petersburg. Both Tampa and St. Pete offer a variety of Tampa hotels for New Year's Eve. Relax, have dinner, then head out for the family-friendly celebration called First Night.
This ship offers fireworks cruises departing from both Clearwater and Tampa. If your idea of a New Year's Eve party is an elegant cocktail party with fabulous food and people dressed to impress, Yacht Starship should be your first choice.
New Year's Eve with family is best spent in Tampa with these exceptional family-friendly attractions. Check out Ybor City, discover wild animals, or get an end-of-year adrenalin rush on the rollercoasters.
This exciting theme park is also an African-themed animal park, offering special events for New Year's Eve. Check out the many Tampa hotels for New Year's Eve located all over the city to enjoy them. Relax with your family and take in music throughout the park, a park-wide countdown, and fireworks show, all for the price of regular admission.
Spend a day at Tampa's famous Lowry Park Zoo in the heart of the city. See animal's in natural environments, visit the Animal Nursery, and ride the log flume. The zoo's holiday celebration is perfect for young children, as all the excitement takes place at noon rather than midnight. Kids will feel totally involved in the holiday with interactive entertainment, a DJ, and a kid-friendly toast at noon.
A visit to Tampa is not complete without a day in Ybor City. Adults will enjoy the many restaurants and bars, while kids can ride the authentic streetcar, GameTime offers a family restaurant, video games, pool, and more. The Ybor movie theater also runs kid-friendly movies. From the many options for Tampa vacation rentals for New Year's Eve, head to Ybor for a memorable family celebration.
The above is a climate diagram for Tampa. The highest average temperatures are in the month of June. However, temperatures can go lower than 55° in Tampa in February. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is January.