Explore the top things to do in the Brandon, FL area

The Country Inn & Suites, Tampa/Brandon, FL invites you to twist your way down the Calypso Coaster water slide at Adventure Island and then rock out to a big-name concert at Amalie Arena. Both are less than 10 miles away. Help your kids develop a love for learning at the Museum of Science and Industry and Ybor City Museum State Park, or head to the Florida State Fairgrounds for a variety of things to do, from arts and crafts to trade shows and concerts. Before you cruise out of Port Tampa Bay, be sure to visit Busch Gardens, located about 20 minutes from our hotel. Here for an on-site meeting? Treat your team to a fun off-site activity and dinner at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa.

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Adventure Island

8.3 mi / 13.36 km from the hotel
Splash your way through Adventure Island, the Busch Gardens water park, where you can plunge down rides like the Caribbean Corkscrew or take a calm tube trip through lush landscapes on the lazy river.

Amalie Arena

6.95 mi / 11.19 km from the hotel
Tampa's top arena for star-studded concerts and events, Amalie is also home to the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team.

The Florida Aquarium

6.55 mi / 10.54 km from the hotel
This acclaimed aquarium houses 7,000 intriguing sea-dwelling creatures like eels, sharks, and stingrays. You can also buy a backstage pass to see the penguins or sign up for an off-site shipwreck dive adventure.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa

4.19 mi / 6.74 km from the hotel
Come out for a night of sumptuous dining, top-shelf cocktails, and games of poker, craps, slots, and more at this thrilling casino.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

8.42 mi / 13.55 km from the hotel
Experience all the thrills of a day at Busch Gardens, the internationally recognized theme park full of exotic animals and stomach-flipping roller coasters like Cobra’s Curse.

Florida State Fairgrounds

3.72 mi / 5.99 km from the hotel
Take in arts, crafts, equestrian events, and more at the Florida State Fair every February, or enjoy concerts and trade shows held year-round at this 330-acre venue.