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Harbour Island Tampa Hotels | The Westin Tampa Waterside

Tampa Westin Waterside, Tampa, FL

The 2022 ABVE Conference will be hosted at the beautifal Westin Tampa Waterside Hotel. Edging the shimmering waterfront near celebrated downtown attractions, Stay in a coveted location within steps of the Tampa Convention Center near the Florida Aquarium, Sparkman Wharf, Amalie Arena, Tampa Riverwalk and Raymond James Stadium.

Room Rates Starting at $209/night + tax

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Busch Gardens

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 Channel District / Islands


Channel District

The Channel District skyline constantly changes as high-rises fill with residents, shops and restaurants. This pedestrian-friendly microcosm of Tampa Bay has everything you need, from chic waterfront eateries—many with handy public boat docks—to popular family attractions and recreation areas. Water Street Tampa, a $3-billion development, will keep the Channel District buzzing for years to come.

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The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium enables you to get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world. More than a must-see attraction, we are working to protect and restore our blue planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. Learn More