Busch Gardens Tampa Bay boasts animals from all over the world, exhilarating roller coasters, and wonderful live shows – what more could a family vacation need? By opting for a vacation rental near Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday without leaving the comforts of home.
View the Wilds of Africa on the Serengeti Safari
Get face-to-face with a giraffe, view cheetahs up close, and watch hippopotamus as they swim, forage, and relax – Busch Gardens is home to a variety of animals you can visit.
Learn about Animals and Humans Working Together
Rescue animals and humans make for Opening Night Critters' heartwarming story about kindness, cooperation, and friendship. You can even hang around after the show and meet the stars!
Get the Whole Family Drenched on the Congo River Rapids Ride
You never know what to expect on this whitewater rafting adventure. Like natural rivers, the Congo River has rapids, waterfalls, and caves that make for rip-roaring family fun!
Getting to the Park
Whether you're coming from St. Petersburg, Orlando, or staying right in Tampa, you’ll find regular shuttles to the park. If you prefer to drive, keep in mind that there is a fee to park.
Not So Fast, Shorty
Children must be at least 48 inches tall to go on the rides alone, and 42 inches tall if accompanied by a responsible person over 14 years of age.
We All Get Hungry
Whereas you may not bring in outside food or drinks other than water, there are several restaurants inside the park to choose from.
Something For Everybody
If your children are too small to go on any of the rides, there's Air Grover, a roller coaster for guests as small as 38" tall, or Bert and Ernie's Watering Hole, where kids can splash around.