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Because you've chosen your preferred rental car using VroomVroomVroom to get the best deal, why not visit Tampa's popular tourist destinations? Tampa has everything from botanical gardens to theme parks that will thrill kids and teens. Not up for the fast stuff, then visit the beaches or aquariums that are sure to delight.

Tampa was settled in the first half of the 19th century, and officially declared a city in 1887. The cigar industry and the discovery of phosphate in the 1880s turned Tampa into a boom town. (Did you know that in 1929 – the city's best year for production – over 500 million cigars were hand rolled in Tampa?) Tampa's population is now around 350 thousand residents, making it the 53rd biggest U.S. city! Originally the Tampa Bay area was home to indigenous peoples including the Pohoy and the Tocobaga.

Raymond James Stadium

If you're a sports fan, Tampa has much to offer you. During the National Football League season, you could attend a home game of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and Arena Football's Tampa Bay Storm also call Tampa their home. If you're more of a baseball fan, take the short drive in your affordable rental car over to St. Petersburg, where the Tampa Bay Rays compete in Major League Baseball! You might even witness a few home runs!

If you enjoy American history, drive your rental car to the University of Tampa campus. Have your picture taken standing beside one of the two cannons that are displayed on the university grounds, near downtown Tampa. The Civil War-era cannons date back 150 years-plus to the city's Fort Brooke. There's also a large structure near the old fort site named the Fort Brooke Parking Garage – you could park your cheap car rental there as you explore all that downtown Tampa has to offer!

A very fun sight to see in Tampa is the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Drive your car rental over to the parade route and enjoy this annual event! It has been held almost every year since 1904, and honors the life and times of (fictional) Captain Jose Gaspar and his band of dastardly rogue adventurers, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla!

Busch Gardens and Lowry Park are waiting for you right now! And the best thing is, using VroomVroomVroom keeps money in your pocket so you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself to the fullest!

Tampa is famed among meteorologists and other weather enthusiasts nationwide for its beautiful yet deadly thunderstorms! If you've ever wanted to use a high-speed camera or a video camcorder to record lightning strikes, well come to Tampa, get into your rental car and drive out into one of the frequent thunderstorms during summertime -- which lasts from late May until early October. Just please take precautions so you don't get struck by a bolt yourself! Another weather-related tidbit and interesting trivia fact about Tampa is that Tampa's official high temperature has never made it to 100 degrees Fahrenheit! (The all-time record is 99, first recorded in 1985.)

If you're a lover of building design and architecture, why not use the Tampa car rental vehicle you've chosen – utilizing VroomVroomVroom to find a cheap rate – to explore Tampa's downtown. There are examples of Art Deco, like the Tampa Theater and the city hall building, and there are Post-modern buildings including high rises. Take some photos of the skyscrapers, as there are currently 18 high-rises (over 250 feet tall) in Tampa! Be sure to take a ride to see 100 North Tampa – at 579 feet tall, it's the tallest building in Florida that isn't in Miami or Jacksonville! And guys may enjoy having a look at the Rivergate building, also known as “The Beer Can” due to its cylinder shape. It's world famous as a setting for the film “The Punisher!”

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Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. If you're in the mood for something a little more cultural one evening, attend one of the many events held here. From concerts to operas to onstage drama, the Performing Arts Center is sure to have something that will tweak your fancy.

Busch Gardens. No, these aren't your typical gardens. This is a theme park filled with the best and fastest 'screamers' in the country! If you need a little action in your agenda, spend the day, or two, riding the coasters and enjoying fun filled action and speed.

Florida Aquarium. Take a day to see some of the most beautiful creatures from the sea at the aquarium. See manatees and dolphins and a rainbow of colorful tropical fish.

Tour Dinosaur World. Kids and adults alike can easily spend hours gazing at and discussing the wonderful world of dinosaurs as they walk the exhibits and view the astounding collections this outdoor dinosaur museum has to offer.

Take a day cruise. Take a slow cruise around the Cayman island or visit Key West on a day soaking up the sun and enjoying fresh sea air. The fishing is good, the food is better and a cruise will transport you to another world.

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