Tampa Florida - The Cigar City
Located just 30 minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Tampa is located in Hillsborough County and is the third largest city in the State of Florida. Tampa has a mix of rich Spanish and Cuban culture. It is the birthplace of the Cuban sandwich and home of the famous pirate invasion known as the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Tampa has no shortage of activities to partake in. Whether you are in town to catch a cruise, watch one of the three professional sports teams, or smoke a cigar in the Ybor City district, Tampa does not disappoint.
Tampa receives almost 30 million visitors a year! This number continues to grow each year. The city hosts some of the most famous concerts and has been the site of the Super Bowl, political conventions, and other major events. Tampa serves as a perfect alternative to Miami. There are several places to visit close to Tampa such as: St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Sarasota, and Fort De Soto.
Things To Do In Tampa
Tampa is home to the several colleges and universities, including the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. Tampa is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area, Tampa has many places to visit such as: the Glazer Children’s Museum, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, and Amalie Arena.
Neighborhoods To Visit In Tampa
Like many cities, Tampa has many great neighborhoods to visit that offer unique activities, restaurants and events. With the Hillsborough River running through the center of the city, the Tampa Riverwalk provides a great place for exercise, socializing, relaxing or even great dining and shopping at Armature Works Tampa. The Tampa Riverwalk also passes through Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa where there are many festivals, concerts, and places to just relax.
Another neighborhood in Tampa that is great for dining and shopping is historic Hyde Park and the Hyde Park Village. This area has great restaurants, Tampa nightlife, and shopping.
Tampa International Airport is located in the West Shore business district and also close to great shopping at International Plaza and beautiful hotels and resorts located on the Tampa Bay at Rocky Point.