Best Times to Visit Tampa
The best time to visit Tampa is from September to December. For those key four months of the year the vacant hotels offer fire-sale prices to lure you in. The months from May to August are the busiest at the area attractions, plus the weather can be a little muggy. The months between January and April, though cooler, are an expensive time to plan a trip.
Tampa is a popular wintertime getaway and the best hotels could charge more than $200 a night. If you're interested in this time, begin your room and flight search at least a month early.
It's a good thing Tampa's right on the water. This pocket of time contains the city's hottest month -- July -- as well as the wettest month, August. Not to mention that the temperature is in the sticky high 80s for much of that time. Given the school holiday, you can expect to see a lot of families around town and in the amusement parks.
For the best discounts, visit Tampa in the fall. Some hotels advertise rates that are well under $100 a night. You'll also find the weather just right for golfing, considering it's in the high 70s to mid 80s most days.