You came to Tampa for fun in the sun, a trip to the Lowry Park Zoo, and some great food. But what do you do when your plans have to change due to a rainy day? We at Carl’s Van Rentals of Tampa, FL have pulled together this list of indoor activities in the area so you don’t have to sit in your hotel room with nothing to do.

1. Amalie Arena

Amalie Arena

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There’s always something happening at the Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. From professional hockey games to big-name concerts, this venue keeps a full calendar of Tampa Bay events and activities.

2. Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium

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Ranked by Parent’s Magazine as one of the top aquariums in the nation, the Florida Aquarium has so much to offer Tampa visitors. While some of the areas may not be usable on a rainy day—such as the outdoor water-park area—you can still enjoy many of the exhibits and programs that happen daily at the aquarium.

3. Yuengling Brewery


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Here’s an indoor activity if you plan to get a babysitter or you don’t have kids in tow. Take a tour of one of Florida’s top breweries: Yuengling Brewery. The Yuengling Brewery is located right in Tampa, and you can take a guided tour and sample some of Yuengling’s best beverages.

Don’t be bummed out if you have a day of rain while visiting Tampa. You can still find many things to do and places to eat—all within an easy driving distance in your Florida van rental.

If you are in need of transportation around Tampa, contact Carl’s Van Rentals at (813) 872-7111. We have a wide range of affordable van rentals from passenger van rentals to minivan rentals. Check out our current rental specials and give us a call today!