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what to do.........long airport layover

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Buffalo, NY
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what to do.........long airport layover

we have a long layover in tampa airport, on our way home from key west. we will be stuck in the airport from 8:00am to 3:30pm, the second saturday in june. is there anything near by that we can do or any must sees or should we just stick it out & wait in the airport for our flight home?

thanks in advance for any advice

Brandon, Florida
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1. Re: what to do.........long airport layover

If you are willing to take a taxi, you can go to the Aquarium and afterwards walk around the Channelside area. It's about 10 miles from the airport.

Tampa, Florida
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2. Re: what to do.........long airport layover

Aquarium and Channelside is a good choice. Taxi is a flat fee of $20.00 each way.

You could take a free shuttle to International Plaza and shop in one of over 200 stores, or eat and drink in Bay Street and outdoor entertainment complex with many restaurants and bars. About 1 mile from Airport.

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3. Re: what to do.........long airport layover

I vote for International Plaza, that place will definitely fill your time, and your stomach with all there is to see and eat. Right near the airport so you won't have a lot of traffic hassles either way and won't cost much in cabfare.

Temple Terrace, Fl
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4. Re: what to do.........long airport layover

I vote for International Plaza too. If you tire of shopping there, you can always go right down the road about a mile or so to West Shore Plaza mall. Either way, you are very close to the airport so you can get back without a hassle.