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Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Tampa, Florida

A visit to Tampa, Florida is a fun way to escape the cold winter weather by car hire.  Today the weather in Tampa was a warm and sunny 79ºF (26ºC), and the delightful temperatures are predicted to persist for the rest of the month.  Actually, Tampa's tropical temperature varies very little throughout the year.  For those trapped in the brisk northern climbs of the United States, even though this winter his shaping up to be far milder than the past two years, those days of sunny t-shirt and shorts weather might be sounding quite good right now.  Make plans for your holiday with a cheap 7 seater car rental from Tampa International Airport.

There are many reasons to visit Tampa, Florida this winter season, but by far the number one is their amazing Gasparilla Pirate Festival.  Known as the Mardi Gras of Tampa, the Pirate Festival is held in the last two Saturdays in January, like a celebration to round out your happy winter break away from the cold.  This fantastic celebration has grown exponentially in recent years due to the popularity of certain Caribbean Pirates, but make no mistake, the Gasparilla Pirates and their wonderful world of celebrations are completely original and completely Tampa.

Gasparilla Pirate Ship, 2003

Fun for all ages, families by 7 seater car rental will want to check out the Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza, which will be held on January 21.  Highlights for kids include a Piratechnic show, Children's Parade, an Air Invasion, Preschooler's Stroll, and more.  The children's event will be alcohol free.

On January the 28th the real celebration begins; the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest.  Highlights of the main event will include the Gasparilla Ivasion of the Hillsborough Bay, a Parade of the Pirates, and finally, dancing in the streets with live music during the Pirate Fest Street Festival.

You can buy tickets now online, as well as reserve your Tampa car rental for Gasparilla Pirate Fest 2012!

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