Tampa Parking and Rental Cars

Tampa Rental Cars

Consider renting a car for a day or two if you want go to the beach, go to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Rays game or explore the rest of Tampa Bay.  A rental car would also be helpful if you’re staying in another area of Tampa Bay besides downtown.  However, if you’re trip is only a day or two in downtown Tampa, you don’t need a rental car to get around and you definitely wouldn’t need to drive to Amalie Arena for the hockey game.

Expedia Rental Cars TPA – PIE- Downtown Tampa

Rental cars are usually less expensive during baseball season since it’s off season for tourists and most of the snowbirds returned to the north.  Consider a rental car if you’re staying in downtown Tampa and plan on attending a Tampa Bay Rays or Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.  During the winter, check rates early from Tampa International Airport (TPA) or St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).

Tampa Rental Cars

Hertz Rent A Car Downtown Tampa

If you want to go to St. Pete Beach, Downtown St. Petersburg, or tailgate at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, you might to consider renting a car for the day.  Hertz Rent a Car has a pick-up location right in Downtown Tampa in the Marriott (Tampa – Marriott Waterside HLE) near Amalie Arena.

Hertz Car Rental TPA

Tampa Parking

Admittedly, I have found myself driving in circles looking for a parking garage when I was in downtown Tampa but often found a metered spot.  On the other hand, Ybor City is a little easier to find a parking lot but a little harder to find a street spot.  Check out the links below for a parking map pointing out downtown Tampa and Ybor City parking garages.

Downtown Tampa Parking

Ybor City Parking

Interactive Tampa Parking Map

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