Raymond James Stadium is located minutes away at just 5 1/2 miles from Tampa International Airport and in my opinion if you are flying in from out of town, the most convenient area to look for accommodations if attending a game there is the Westshore area of Tampa. The Westshore district of Tampa is close to both the airport and the stadium and the area has hotel choices to fit all budgets. In addition to the numerous choices for accommodations, there are also 2 malls in the area, Westshore Mall and International Plaza.
International Plaza is an upscale shopping experience with stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Gucci and International Plaza also has a variety of well known restaurants like Brio, Cheescake Factory, The Capital Grill and Doc B’s Restaurant and Bar.
Westshore Plaza with its 100 shops including Macy’s JcPenney, old Navy and Dicks Sporting Goods, is also conveniently located to both Tampa International Airport and Raymond James Stadium. Westshore Plaza also has some very well rated restaurants such as Maggiano’s little Italy, Mitchell’s Fish Market and PF Changs.
The Westshore area is also convenient to Interstate 275 making getting to Downtown Tampa and the Riverwalk a snap. Also convenient is highway 60 west also called the Courtney Campbell Causeway which takes you to Clearwater and the beaches of Clearwater.
Listing of Hotels in the Westshore Area of Tampa
- Holiday Inn Westshore-Airport area
- Marriott Tampa Westshore
- Double Tree By Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore
- Renaissance Tampa International Hotel
- Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
- Westshore Grand- A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Listing Of Hotels at Rocky Point on Tampa Bay
Another area that is near the Airport and still close to Raymond James Stadium is an area called Rocky Point. Here you will find water front accommodations and dining with a beautiful view of Tampa Bay and it’s stunning sunsets. On the Courtney Campbell Causeway to Pinellas County, Rocky Point is also the home to Ben T. Davis Beach on Tampa Bay and is still within minutes of the malls in the Westshore area mentioned above. On Tampa’s Courtney Campbell Causeway there are some excellent water front dining choices as well such as Whiskey Joe’s and Rusty Pelican where you can enjoy a delicious meal and take in a beautiful view of Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Home Game Schedule
- 09/08/19 San Francisco 49’ers 4:25 pm
- 09/22/19 New York Giants 4:05 pm
- 11/10/18 Arizona Cardinals 1:00 pm
- 11/17/19 New Orleans Saints 1:00 pm
- 12/08/19 Indianapolis Colts 1:00 pm
- 12/22/19 Houston Texans 1:00 pm Date/time subject to change
- 12/29/19 Atlanta Falcons 1:00 pm