Get ready to warm up to Tampa! There’s a sunny side to this West Coast community that makes this a true hot spot among the world’s destinations for any visitor.
Naturally there’s lots of water, sand and sunshine. But during your visit you’ll also discover an area that’s alive with the arts, seriously sports-minded, always planning a party or parade, and filled with only-in-Tampa places to go, things to do and sights to see. Whatever your pleasure, you'll find it in Tampa, FL!
Tampa’s semi-tropical climate invites you to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. And the people are every bit as warm as the temperatures. An inherent Southern charm makes anyone who visits Tampa feel welcome and right at home.
And the choices, restaurants, places to unwind or find fun are limitless, and can comfortably accommodate all tastes, timelines and travel needs.
Create Your Own Experience
Your vacation in Tampa can be exactly what you want and need it to be. , places to park an RV, or idyllic spots to pitch a tent. Stroll aboard a luxury cruise line or climb onto a catamaran. Fish from a pier or cast off from the deck of a deep-sea charter.
Smack a golf ball then take your seat at a professional ballgame. Buy fresh local goods from a farmer’s market in the morning, then shop for a designer gown to wear that night.
This is the place to careen wildly in a state-of-the-art roller coaster at Busch Gardens, serenely sail along quiet coastal waters, take in a fine art exhibition, or pop open a bottle of aged wine.
This is where your list of things to do just keeps getting longer. Watch as fine cigars are hand-rolled in Ybor City. Stroll the lush grounds surrounding the Tampa Bay Hotel, now occupied by the Henry B. Plant Museum and University of Tampa.
Watch the world’s best entertainers now appearing at the Straz Center for the performing Arts. Or make it easy on yourself and take it easy. Guided waterfront cruises offer close-up views of playful dolphins.
From land or water, observe an abundance of birds in their natural habitats.
If rest and relaxation are of interest, pause at one of the many spas found throughout the area. And then set your sights on admiring the area’s signature colorful sunsets.
ALL THE AMAZING BEACHES ARE NEAR BY !!!!!!!!
Homes Beach, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key Beach, Lido Beach, Siesta Key, Turltle Beach, Vence Beach, Casey Key, Clearwater Beach, Belleir Beach, Indian Rock Beach, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Tresure Island Beach, St Pete Beach. When it comes to Tampa, picturesque scenery and an average of 361 days of sunshine each year create an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts. Here you'll find some of the most magnificent West coast Florida sunsets, along with beautiful nature settings for any occasion or outing.
All of the Sunshine State's 825 miles of beaches and 1,260 miles of coastline are clean, clear and 'Open for Business.'
Tampa Bay, FL, is home to some of the world's top-rated beaches, creating a year-round haven for beach goers. After experiencing an afternoon of kayaking the calm waters of Tampa Bay or discovering the unique wildlife along the Hillsborough River, or encountering the many other treasures of Tampa, relax with a picnic on just one of the many pristine, white-sand beaches the area has to offer. If you're lucky, you may even spot a manatee or dolphin from the shore line.
No matter if you've only a few hours to find adventure or an entire day to play, there's plenty of wild-to-mild attractions awaiting you in Tampa Bay.
Got a need for speed? Brave one of Busch Gardens' adrenaline-inducing roller coasters. Want to see creatures that live beneath the sea but not get wet? Find what lurks in the depths of the dark icy-cold waters 2,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico's surface at The Florida Aquarium.
Arts and Culture are a vital component of Tampa's vibrant community. Theater groups, orchestras, world-class performance halls, museums, galleries and much more provide enriching performances, inspirational youth education programs, and exhibits that showcase the world's most talented artists, actors and musicians. Tampa cherishes arts and history and keeps it a unique and powerful tool to showcase the area's heritage and diverse culture.
It's no wonder that Tampa, FL, was recently awarded the distinction 'Top Arts Destination” by American Style Magazine. With independent and foreign film, critically acclaimed opera and orchestra, a stellar Broadway series and an eclectic collage of museums featuring everything the surreal masterworks of Salvador Dali to traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian - the Tampa area is fast becoming the cultural core of Florida’s Gulf Coast.