University of South Florida (USF)/Busch Gardens

Tampa Bay’s major attractions, as well as the sprawling University of South Florida campus, one of the state’s largest public universities, help to draw attention, activity and attendance to the northern region of Hillsborough County.  Busch Gardens, a major theme park and one of North America’s largest zoos and the Museum of Science & Industry, the largest science center in the Southeast, offer year round entertainment for all ages.  The area also boasts major medical facilities, an abundance of golf courses and outstanding recreational facilities, ranging from public parks to scenic canoe excursions along the Hillsborough River.   Overnight options include economical to full service suites as well as Saddlebrook, a golf and tennis resort in nearby Wesley Chapel.