With a guest room or suite at Hotel Cabana, you’re only about an hour away from one of the best-known and most popular theme parks in the country: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
If you’re staying with us with a family, Busch Gardens makes a fantastic daytrip destination, with its famous menagerie of live animals and a world-class lineup of rides and shows.
Introducing Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Part of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment family, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has been a major attraction in the Sunshine State since 1959.
This sprawling 335-acre facility combines a theme park with one of the biggest zoos in the country and home to more than 200 different species from all over the world. Kangaroos and penguins to two-toed sloths and meerkats, Nile crocodiles and Komodo dragons to ostriches and bald eagles, African lions and Bengal tigers to chimpanzees and orangutans: There’s nothing like seeing birds and beasts from wide-ranging global ecosystems up close and personal, and that’s one of the prime draws of Busch Gardens.
The animal experiences here include a variety of interactive, hands-on encounters and special viewings, plus the unique open-air tour of the park’s Serengeti Plain®, host to free-roaming giraffes, zebras, and other East African wildlife.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is also for thrill seekers, with its massive roller coasters and other amusement rides. Next year will see a major debut in that department: the opening of Iron Gwazi, set to be the tallest hybrid coaster in North America and the fastest and steepest in the world.
If you’re in the mood for some live entertainment beyond the majesty and antics of the resident fauna, you have a plethora of shows to choose from, including Storytime at Sesame Street – Safari of Fun, Rock a Doo Wop, and Critters Inn Charge, which features rescued cats, dogs, and other furry and feathered buddies.
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
You’ve also got one of the top Halloween experiences in Tampa Bay on tap at Busch Gardens: Howl-O-Scream. This collection of haunted houses, scare zones, and ghostly rides awaits your steely nerves through November 2nd.
Hotel Cabana: Just a Lion’s Roar Away From Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
You’ll love our proximity to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay here at Hotel Cabana: just one of many reasons why we’re such a fantastic family hotel just steps away from the sandy beaches of the Gulf. Choose our boutique Clearwater Beach accommodations for your Busch Gardens adventure!