Tampa FLReady for a night out in Tampa? Carl’s Van Rentals can help you out. In addition to providing you with a reliable van rental to get you around town, we can also suggest a few places you may want to check out. Here are a few lists of some favorite Tampa attractions, including restaurants, bars, and nightlife hot spots.


You can find a wide range of dining options in Tampa. From pizza to ethnic food, we have it all. The top Tampa restaurants you will want to keep in mind include:

  1. Edison: Food+Drink Lab 
  2. FarmTable Kitchen
  3. Rooster & The Till
  4. Z Grille
  5. Cafe Ponte
  6. The Refinery
  7. Il Ritorno
  8. Mise en Place
  9. Pearl in the Grove
  10. The Black Pearl 

Note: These suggestions came straight from Laura Reiley, Times food critic, and her list of Top 50 Restaurants in Tampa, FL.


You don’t have to be a local to enjoy sipping on drinks at these unique-to-Tampa bars, suggested by 10Best, USA Today:

  1. Tampa Bay Brewing Company
  2. The Sail Pavilion
  3. Fly Bar & Restaurant
  4. The Hub
  5. Four Green Fields
  6. Gaspar’s Grotto
  7. Rick’s On the River
  8. Tiny Tap Tavern
  9. The Retreat
  10. Fuma Bella

Other Attractions

If you want to do more than grab a bite to eat or have a drink, Tampa also has great opportunities for live music or dancing. You may also enjoy a late-night round of mini golf, a game of bowling, or perhaps the latest blockbuster at one of the many local theaters. To top it all off, you can enjoy just relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sound of the waves crashing on the shore as you soak in the salty sea air.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Tampa, FL. But to get you where you need to go, be sure to contact Carl’s of Tampa at (813) 872-7111. We have a wide selection of van rentals, including minivans, passenger vans, and Sprinter vans, Jeeps, and more. Our fleet is both reliable and affordable—we even offer special discounts. To make a reservation, give us a call, or book online.

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