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Lodging, Restaurants & Attractions in Tampa


“Tampa is a laid-back city with a vibrant arts scene and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Busch Gardens offers thrills for families and risk-averse adrenaline junkies, as does the domed IMAX theater of the Museum of Science and Industry. Spend a day touring Tampa’s many art museums, then cheer on your favorite Tampa Bay team at a home game. Get up close and personal with the majestic lions, tigers, and leopards of the Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary.” Trip Advisors Guide to Tampa

There are a variety of places to stay close to Florida School of Woodwork they include:


These are some suggested places that are close to the School.  The first two are owned by the School and offer a $55 p/night rate.

Barrymore Hotel
813 223 1351

“The Barrymore Hotel is located on the east bank of the Hillsborough River along the Tampa Riverwalk. The style of our 14-story Tampa hotel focuses on the arts and culture of our city, with a boutique-inspired atmosphere in the heart of downtown Tampa’s Arts District.”

The Floridan 
813 255 1700

“The Floridan Palace Hotel is a national landmark hotel located at 905 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida. On March 19, 1996, the City of Tampa designated the hotel as a local landmark and landmark site.”

Courtyard by Marriott 
813 229 1100

“Located in the heart of downtown, we are here to make your stay in Tampa most enjoyable. Just a few blocks from our hotel, you will find the Tampa Convention Center, Cruise Terminals, Amalie Arena, Port of Tampa, Channelside, Ybor City and the Florida Aquarium.”

Bars & Restaurants

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There is a wide variety of restaurants in Tampa from well-known chain locations to fabulous local eateries. We highly recommend dining in one of our local and independent neighbor restaurants, such as Foundation Coffee, Café Hey, and The Hall.

While at class, our students can enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and water.  We provide a small fridge to store your own items or you can purchase food nearby. On some nights (often Thursday), we bring in pizza from a local shop and we frequently wander down the street to Hidden Springs Ale Works for a locally crafted pint.

Things To Do

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Things to do in Tampa, Florida school of woodworking

Tampa is a wonderful and vibrant city to visit. The Downtown area has come alive with parks like the gorgeous Tampa Riverwalk, craft beer and cocktail bars and farm-to-table restaurants and gorgeous restorations to turn-of-the-century buildings.

Whether you enjoy kayaking along the Hillsborough River, taking a dolphin cruise, relaxing on the beach, attending sporting events, puffing on a cigar while enjoying a Cuban coffee or attending a show at the Straz Center, you’ll find no shortage of things to do while in Tampa.

The Tampa Museum of Art is just 5 minutes away and the impressive Dali Museum is within 40 minutes of our workshop. Come see all that Tampa has to offer!

Closest Airports

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Tampa International Airport – 20 minutes

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St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport – 30 minutes

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Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport – 1 hour

orlando airport, things to do around Orlando,

Orlando International Airport – 1.5 hours