Gram’s Place Hostel is happy to offer:
FREE of charge (based on availability):
Bicycles: Explore Tampa’s Neighborhoods by bike. The public buses transport the bikes too..
** Please note that, since we are a small family run inn, transportation can only be offered based upon availability of our staff…just ask us and if we cannot accommodate then we will be happy to recommend a local taxi service or give you an idea of the bus route**
We can offer (based on staff availability) transportation to local Tampa attractions:
Ybor City (Historic District); Harbour Island; Downtown Tampa; Davis Island; Bush Gardens; Lowry Park Zoo
Beach Trips: We also offer transportation to a number of beaches including: Cypress Point Park; Davis Island; Courtney Campbell Causeway
House Concerts: Most weekends we have live music – check out our music page FREE OF CHARGE Supermarket / Grocery Daily Trips:
Sail Boat Sunset Cruise: Cruise around Tampa Bay in a 42 ft sailboat (BYO Beer) – please request in advance of your stay for dates and availability
We can also help you book many paid tours / events (prices vary) including:
Various guided fishing trips: Enjoy hours on the water for local Game fish, Snook, Reds, Trout and Tarpon
Sporting Events (seasonal): American Football; Hockey; Baseball;
Big Cat Rescue
USF Botanical Gardens
MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry
Lowry Park Zoo
Adventure Island Waterpark
Museums: Tampa Art Museum; Henry Plant; Ybor City; Salvador Dali Museum
Private Plane Ride
Private Tampa Bay Fishing Boat Ride
Gulf Coast Beaches: visit Clearwater – St. Petersburg Beach and/or Fort DeSoto Park, which was named America’s Top Beach many years in a row. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest online travel community writes: “Spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere”
Walk along Tampa’s beautiful Bayshore Boulevard (the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, with it’s 4.5 miles), and enjoy the affluent neighborhood of Old Hyde Park. Here you will also find a little “village” with unique shops & restaurants.
Need more MUSIC than we have to offer?(Impossible!) Enjoy life music at Skippers Smokehouse or catch a concert or other performances at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, The Tampa Convention Center and/or the Historic Tampa Theatre.
It’s raining in Tampa? No problem => be stimulated at MoSI (Museum of Science and Industry), or learn about Tampa’s History at the Historic Tampa Bay Hotel now The University of Tampa or maybe enjoy art at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, or how about gaming for a little bit at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
Want to have an outdoor adventure? Visit the beautiful West Coast Beaches of Florida: Clearwater Beaches are only 30 minutes away. Rent a boat or kayak and discover Tampa’s Waterways with Channelside Watersports.
Where to Eat/Drink
Tampa’s famous Columbia Restaurant, is the oldest restaurant in Florida, from 1905 and located in historic Ybor City. There are also many other options (Greek, Italian, Steak, etc.) in Ybor, as well as the SOHO area and the International Plaza Mall. Need a recommendation?…just ask one us and we will be more than happy to point out your options.
Wonder over to Ybor City, SOHO or Channelside for the Best Bars, Restaurants, Clubs… International Plaza offers some exclusive bars & restaurants as well.
The International Shopping Plaza & Bay Street at Tampa International Airport offer a nice ambiance but is the most expensive mall in Tampa. If you mean to actually spend money in a mall, we recommend Westshore Shopping Mall. Tampa also has a lot of great Thrift- Second Hand and Vintage Stores!
For Outlet Shopping you would have to drive about 1.5 hours south, to Sarasota and the Ellenton Outlet Shopping Mall.
Again, if you want any recommendations….just ask!