Tampa Travel Guide

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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 uncomfortably muggy. The months between January and April, though cooler, are a more expensive time to plan a trip.

Weather in Tampa

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Average Temperature (°F)
70.1
52.4
71.6
53.8
76.3
58.5
80.6
62.4
86.3
68.9
88.9
74
89.7
75.3
90
75.4
89
74.3
84.1
67.6
78
60.7
72
54.7
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
0.09
0.11
0.11
0.07
0.11
0.22
0.26
0.3
0.26
0.09
0.06
0.09
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

January-April

Tampa is a popular wintertime getaway and the best hotels could charge more than $200 a night. If you're interested in visiting during this season, begin your room and flight search at least a month early.

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May-August

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 temperatures are 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.

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September-December

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 enjoying Tampa's outdoor attractions, considering it's in the high 70s to mid-80s most days.

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Popular Times to Visit Tampa

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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