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).
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.
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.