Home to world-class beaches, championship golf courses, and more than 300 days of sun per year, Tampa Bay offers some of the best resort experiences on the globe. To help you decide which of our resorts is the best fit with your vacation plans, 10 Best has gathered a list of the area's top options to choose from.
Our most treasured historic resort areas were built with the arrival of Henry Plant's railroad at the turn of the century. The Don CeSar is perhaps the most famous, the "Pink Palace" as its known, bringing to life the beauty and charm of the gilded age skillfully integrated with modern, luxurious amenities.
Most of the region's resorts are located on the Gulf beaches, consistently ranked as some of the best in the country, if not the world. If you're looking to be in the heart of the action then the Tradewinds Beach Resort might be the perfect choice. Offering unlimited fun in the sun for the whole family, the resort features a beach-side waterpark, and several pools, restaurants and bars.
Golf is big in Florida, with Tampa being no exception. The Innisbrook resort boasts four championship courses, one of which hosts a PGA Tour tournament every year, while Saddlebrook is known as much for the tennis stars it produces as for its two Arnold Palmer golf courses.