Tampa Bay, Florida

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Tampa Bay, Florida

Whether lounging on the beach, watching volleyball and basking in the sun with your favorite drink, or filling your travel schedule to the max with museums, architecture, concerts, dining and shopping, the Tampa Bay Area is sure to please. Fresh seafood, nationally recognized steak houses and trendy martini bars keep visitors and locals busy in the evenings.

The City

From world-class dining and shopping, historical architecture, a lively nightlife and picturesque beaches, the Tampa Bay Area offers a myriad of activities for travelers of all kinds. Many vacationers flock to this region for its beaches. Clearwater Beach, one of the most popular ones, is a fun, bustling and bar-filled area. On the other end of the spectrum, you have Honeymoon Island — a nature lover’s serene beach paradise. From scenic walks and shell collecting to bikini contests and beach volleyball — there is a beach suited to any preference and a restaurant or bar to match. On both the Tampa side and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater side of the bay, there is a wide variety of dining and evening activities. Many bars feature live bands and the casual ambiance. If you are after a more sophisticated, reservations-only experience, there are seafood restaurants and steak houses to satisfy you.

Beaches & Parks

Tampa is an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The great year-round weather creates the perfect setting for exploring the great outdoors. At Tampa Bay, you can find some of the world’s highest-rated pristine beaches with clear waters and beautiful sunsets. The Tampa Bay area also boasts a large number of Florida State Parks and Historic Sites. Hillsborough River State Park’s main feature is the noble river tumbling over Suwannee limestone, while Myakka River State Park is an excellent area for hikers to explore pine flatwoods, marsh land and swamp and a dry prairie.

Sports

Tampa Bay will always be associated with sports. Any time of year you’ll be able to enjoy a professional baseball, hockey, football or soccer game.

Do & See

In Tampa Bay, you can be just as busy as you choose to be. With concerts, art events and plays aplenty, it is hard to decide what will keep you entertained.

Dining

With water all around, fresh seafood is never a bad option in most Tampa Bay restaurants. There are also world-class steakhouses and Latin-influenced cuisine to suit palettes of all kinds.

Bars & Nightlife

Tampa has long been a destination to imbibe and socialize. In whatever part of Tampa Bay you find yourself, there is a bar to suit your needs.

Shopping

If shopping is your favorite pastime, you have come to the right place. The Tampa Bay area is known for its eclectic shops for any taste and budget. From large malls and high-end stores to smaller boutiques and outdoor markets.

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