Expedia: Tampa ranks 5th most in-demand city for NYE

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Expedia: A snowy NYE escape isn’t for everyone. If you like lazing in 70-degree F weather on a waterfront patio or taking advantage of cool evenings full of family festivities, then get yourself some tickets to Tampa. Located in a peaceful bay, Tampa is rich in culture and coastal beauty, so when you aren’t attending a party or tailgating at the Outback Bowl, take some time and relax in the Florida sunshine with easygoing Tampa activities.

  • An essential Tampa experience: The New Year’s Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens is one of the biggest NYE bashes in the area. Carnival rides, live music, and a firework show provide fun and entertainment for all ages.
  • Free fun: Watch the water light up with rainbow reflections at the New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Apollo Beach—the 2016 celebration was the biggest NYE firework show in the whole state.
  • Fancy festivities: See the city from an extravagant vantage point at the Rooftop Eve. This annual event boasts carefree vibes with a glittering dance venue, expert mixologists, and a great view of Tampa’s firework shows.
  • Kid-friendly: Take the whole family to the New Year’s Eve Parade in the Ybor City district. It’s one of the events around the annual Outback Bowl.