Small Town Spotlight: Brandon, Florida
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Are you craving palm trees, sunshine, and world-class attractions? Do you want to be near all the action, but don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of a big city? If so, you need to put Brandon, Florida, on your travel list. Located just 25 minutes from Tampa, this small town is the perfect place for a Florida getaway. Each day can be a new adventure when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa/Brandon.
There are so many beautiful beaches to enjoy when visiting Brandon. Just pack the car with a cooler of drinks and snacks, sun block, and a Frisbee or volleyball for a day of fun in the sun. Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach should be at the top of your Brandon wish list. The pier extends 1,080 feet into the Gulf of Mexico and provides the perfect platform for dolphin watching or experiencing an unforgettable sunset. Sand Key Park is fantastic for a family day at the beach. The park offers shelters with a boardwalk, playground, dog park, grills, and a half mile of gorgeous beachfront.
Tampa Bay Thrill Day
You could easily spend a few days exploring all of the shops, restaurants, and outdoor recreation areas in Tampa. However, to make the most of your visit, head to Busch Gardens when the gates open for a day of animal shows, roller coasters, and other attractions. See even more wildlife when you visit the Lowry Park Zoo – they have more than 1,500 amazing animals. Tampa Bay is also home to a few professional sports teams. Depending on when you plan your trip, you could cheer for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team at Tropicana Field, escape the heat at the Tampa Bay Times Forum to watch the Lightning hockey team battle on the ice, or watch the Buccaneers go for a touchdown at Raymond James Stadium.
Theme Park Day in Orlando
Florida is famous for its family-friendly theme parks. Drive about 70 miles northeast to Orlando for a magical adventure. Lace up your most comfortable shoes and spend the day at an amusement park of your choice. For example, after you watch the entertaining kids’ movie, you can go to LEGOLAND to experience the fun in person. Disney World is the happiest destination on every traveler’s wish list, so cross it off your list when you stay in Brandon.
You’ll be near all the action in the sunny small town of Brandon, Florida. Whether you plan on enjoying the white beaches of Clearwater, the blue skies from a racing roller coaster, or the colorful characters of a theme park, booking a trip to Brandon will surely please every type of traveler at any age. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Tampa/Brandon also has something to please every traveler. You’ll love the free, hot breakfast provided each morning before you work out in the fitness center or go for a swim in the outdoor pool. After a busy day of exploring, you can end each evening with a relaxing book from our Read It & Return It Lending Library. Just like the city of Brandon, we have everything you need to make your trip delightful!