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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 maximum 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.

Facts

Tampa: 385,430 (2017)
St. Petersburg: 263,255 (2017)
Clearwater: 115,513 (2017)
911 (General emergency)
Tampa Police Department +1 813 276 3200
St. Petersburg Police Department +1 727 893 7780
Clearwater Police Department +1 727 562 4242
Most businesses open at 9h or 10h and stay open until 17h/18h. Most restaurants open at 11h or noon and stay open until 22h. While bars are open until 2h.
Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center
201 North Franklin Street, Suite 102 - Tampa, FL
+1 813 223 2752
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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
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+1 727 464 7200

The City of Tampa Bay

From world-class dining and shopping, historical architecture, a hearty 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, is a fun, bustling and bar filled area while on the other end of the continuum lays 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 visitors are seeking from a Florida vacation. If a more sophisticated, reservations-only experience is your wish, there are seafood and steak choices to satisfy you.

Do & See in Tampa Bay

In Tampa Bay, you can be just as busy as you choose to be. With concerts, art events and plays abounding, it is hard to decide which will occupy your weekends.
Sparkman Wharf
Formerly known as Channelside Bay Plaza, this new park in east Downtown Tampa features a biergarten, eateries and an events lawn. If you want to make a day of this area, the Florida Aquarium, the American Victory Museum, and the Spiltsville bowling alley are close by. Cargo and cruise ship watching at the Tampa Port Authority can be a great pastime too.
Ybor City
Founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and immigrants from Spain, Cuba and Italy, Ybor City is a historic neighborhood known originally for producing cigars. Today, Ybor is an infamous nightclub and entertainment district, attracting nearby college students, visitors and Tampa locals alike. Expect the unexpected in Ybor. The main street, 7th Avenue, houses all the bars and restaurants.
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Originally known as the Ford Amphitheatre, the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre is the first outdoor concert facility and the largest concert-only venue in the Tampa Bay Area accommodating around 20,000 people. Very popular groups have played here, including the Dave Matthews Band, Rush and Gwen Stefani.
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors more than 30 years ago and it is the most distinguished performing arts center south of the Kennedy Center. It hosts the nation’s leading Broadway series and it is known for producing operas along with concerts, performances and events.
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nominated as one of the top five concert halls in the United States by a nationwide industry poll of artists and their management, Ruth Eckerd Hall is a long-standing tradition in the Pinellas County. Highlights include performances by the Florida Orchestra and The Chocolate Nutcracker during the holidays.
American Stage Theatre Company
Starting as a small community theater in the late 1970s, American Stage has evolved and for over a decade has been voted “Best of the Bay” by local residents. If in the area during March - April, a treat is one of the performances in a nearby park, often a play by Shakespeare. Bring your blankets and wine to enjoy theater outside among the trees.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
For an entertainment experience that will go into the wee hours, check out the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This is the only place in the Tampa Bay area that offers table games such as blackjack and baccarat. For the non-gamblers, there is a spa, large pool with surrounding cabanas, various bars and Floyd’s Nightclub.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Voted by Parents Magazine as the best zoo in the nation for families, the Lowry Park Zoo is home to over a thousand animals that live in lush natural habitats. There are eight habitat areas and plenty of interactive experiences for the little ones.

Beaches and Parks in Tampa Bay

Tampa is, naturally, a given for outdoor enthusiasts. The all-year-round great weather has created the perfect setting for outdoor activities. At Tampa Bay, you can find some of the world’s highest rated pristine beaches, which makes for unbeatable 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.
Fort De Soto Park
This once inhabited by Tocobanga Indians and Spanish settlers beach has been voted by TripAdvisor as “America’s Top Beach.” Fort De Soto has the ideal blend of wide stretches of soft sand, clear water and a casual vibe. North Beach is a local favorite. Though it is packed on the weekends during high season, the crowds leave during the week.

Rent canoes or kayaks here too and don’t forget to tour the fort which has the only four 12-inch seacoast rifled mortars in the United States. Also check out the two 6-inch Armstrong rapid-fire rifled guns.
Honeymoon Island
Once called Hog Island by settlers, it became Honeymoon Island in 1939 when a developer built 50 palm thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, it is considered one of the most well-preserved beaches in Florida. Shorebirds, osprey nests, mangrove swamps, and slash pine tree forests are some of the sites to behold.
Caladesi Island
Accessible only by boat or ferry, this is one of the few completely natural islands along the Gulf Coast. Beachgoers can partake in swimming, shell collecting and sunbathing. Observe wildlife while hiking the three-mile nature trail or kayaking through the mangroves.

Sports in Tampa Bay

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.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are the most popular team in the Tampa Bay area. They play their home games at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, an exciting venue whether the game on the field is competitive or not. Fans begin game days (usually Sunday afternoon) with tailgating in various areas around the stadium, before making their way into the stadium, which seats 65,000 and boasts a life-size pirate ship.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays play their home games at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, a domed stadium which features relief from the summer heat, as well as a large tank near centerfield with live sting rays.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning was one of the first professional hockey franchises to call a state in the southern U.S. home, and quickly built a passionate fan base. The team plays its home games at the Amalie Arena, located in the Channel District in Tampa. After an exciting game on the ice, fans can spill into the neighboring restaurants and bars to continue the evening.
Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is an annual race in the Indy Car Series, an international open-wheel racing circuit. The course winds through downtown St. Petersburg, and abuts the gorgeous waterfront. Many fans take the opportunity to make the race a long weekend, with the chance to mingle with drivers and get an up-close look at the cars that will approach 200 miles per hour on race day.

Dining in Tampa Bay

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.
La Terrazza
For an authentic Italian dining experience, visit La Terrazza. From the flavorful menu to the intimate ambiance and the friendly staff, everything will make you feel like you're in a classic Italian bistro. A true hidden gem in the heart of Ybor City. Reservations are recommended.
Salt Rock Grill
One of the finest seafood restaurants in the entire area, Salt Rock Grill offers everything from raw oysters to lobster tail to Alaskan king crab, as well as other favorites such as steak and veal. Located on the Intercoastal Waterway in Indian Shores, diners can take in spectacular views while enjoying an entrée that was probably swimming in the Gulf of Mexico the day before. Reservations are recommended.
Bern’s Steak House
Originally opened in 1956, Bern’s is an internationally renowned steakhouse, and possibly the Tampa Bay area’s best-known restaurant. Bern’s specializes in prime steaks cut-to-order, but also boasts a wine list that numbers over 6,800 labels. Reservations are recommended at Bern’s, sometimes well in advance.
Columbia
The Columbia traces its roots back to 1905, when the original location was opened in Tampa’s Ybor City, earning it the designation of Florida’s oldest Spanish-themed restaurant. The 1905 salad should kick off every diner’s experience, and can be followed by black bean crab cakes, scallops “casamiro”, or empanadas de picadillo, which are spiced ground beef-filled pastry turnovers with roasted corn and black bean salsa. Columbia has other locations in the area, including some cafes.
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber
In Clearwater Beach, the Beachcomber has been a staple since 1948. Offering both steaks and seafood, the Beachcomber is also known for its fine service and unique touches, such as the relish tray with fresh baked banana bread. The Seafood Mélange is a hit, with its combination of Gulf shrimp, scallops, fresh fish, and Maryland deviled crab cake. Reservations are recommended.
Jackson's Bistro, Bar & Sushi
Jackson’s Bistro is located in the Harbour Island section of downtown Tampa. With a great waterfront location, Jackson’s is open every day for lunch and dinner, and also features a delicious, and affordable Sunday brunch. In the later hours, Jackson’s night club comes alive, with two large rooms inside and outdoor cabanas outside on the waterfront terrace. Jackson’s also offers a full sushi menu to go along with its more traditional fare.
Oystercatchers
Part of the Hyatt Hotel, Oystercatchers blends a gorgeous waterfront location with exquisite local cuisine. The restaurant specializes in seafood, featuring fresh wild and line-caught fish. Sunday brunch is quite a treat, as the buffet features everything from fresh sushi and stone crab to a full dessert bar. Reservations are recommended.
Mise en Place
Located downtown directly across from the University of Tampa, Mise en Place specializes in Modern American cuisine. The menu is ever-changing, as the head chef enjoys keeping things fresh. Among the favorites is the tasting menu, which is a five-course dinner featuring a sample of Blitz’ favorite dishes of the week. Reservations are recommended.

Bars & Nightlife in Tampa Bay

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.
Rock Brothers Brewing
Rock 'n roll themed bar offering great beers, cocktails and an upstairs concert venue. A nice place to grab a beer with your friends while listening to live music in the Historic Ybor district. Check out their social media for a full list of upcoming events.
The Sail Pavilion
Grab a drink and enjoy Tampa's nice weather at this waterfront bar offering drinks, small bites and great views of the Hillsborough River.
MacDinton's Soho
Enjoy live music and Irish hospitality in the large open outdoor area. The menu includes traditional Irish fare like Shepherd’s Pie, Sausage Rolls and Bangers & Mash.
Shephard’s Tiki Beach Bar
Inside the Shephard's Beach Resort, you'll find this waterfront tiki bar featuring good drinks and food, live music, and beautiful views of the Bay. If quintessential beach bars are your thing, then you can’t miss the trendy weekend hang out at Shephard’s.
Caddy's Treasure Island
Caddy’s is the place to sip a cocktail, work on your tan and watch the beach volleyball players. Highlights include daily live music, plasma screen TV’s and valet parking.
The Dubliner Irish Pub
Low key Irish pub in the heart of South Tampa featuring a wide selection of beers, live music, indoor seating as well as an outdoor patio.
World of Beer
Gastropub featuring more than 500 beers from all over the world, plus burgers and tacos served in a friendly atmosphere. Not sure which beer to order? Let the knowledgeable staff help you. They also offer outdoor seating and plenty of TVs.

Shopping in Tampa Bay

If shopping is your favorite pastime, you have come to the right place. The Tampa Bay area is known for its eclectic offer of shops that suit any taste and budget. From large malls and high-end stores to smaller boutiques and outdoor markets.
Centro Ybor
This once rundown set of buildings in the historic district of Ybor is now a popular two-level shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Tampa. Here you'll find great local restaurants, specialty shops, bars, cinema, theater and much more.
Inkwood Books
Cozy independent book store offering a wide selection of titles for all ages, plenty of seating for you to get comfortable with a good book and completely lose track of time, plus occasional author readings. If you are a book lover, this place is for you.
Sundial St. Pete
Upscale open-air complex in the heart of St. Petersburg, featuring an array of eateries, shops, markets, an IMAX cinema, all in a modern and sophisticated setting.
International Plaza and Bay Street
When only the best will do, shoppers head to International Plaza. The newest of the super malls in the area, the International Plaza offers the best of the best. Nordstrom’s shoe department and its service are legendary. Other highlights include stores such as Betsey Johnson, BCBG, J Crew, Burberry, Tiffany and Co., Neiman Marcus and Louis Vuitton. This is truly a designer’s paradise. After a long day of shopping, head over to Bay Street where you can grab a bite at the Cheesecake Factory or a martini at Bar Louie.
WestShore Plaza
Located just a few minutes from the International Plaza, this is a favorite mall for locals. Smaller than the other ones, but still offering a variety of stores including Macy's, Old Navy, JCPenney just to name a few, as well as some eateries and a movie theater.
Hyde Park Village
Nestled into the South Tampa neighborhood of Hyde Park, this upscale open-air collection of specialty shops, restaurants and a movie theater is a great place to spend a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday.
Big Top Flea Market
Voted Tampa Bay's "Best Flea Market," Big Top boasts over 1,100 booths selling all kinds of merchandise, from clothes and electronics to fruits and vegetables every Saturday and Sunday.

Tourist Information for Tampa Bay

Passport/Visa
Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Tampa is during fall and beginning of winter (September - December) when the weather is more pleasant, the city is less crowded, and hotels offer their lowest rates. However, be aware that from August to October is peak season for hurricanes.

Summers in Florida are known for being very hot and humid. Wintertime is usually sunny, and mild with temperatures around 65°F (18°C). That is when lots of people come to Florida to escape the cold from the north, which means high hotel fares.
Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport (TIA) is the main airport serving the Tampa Bay area. There are four main terminals, serving a variety of airlines, including domestic carriers Continental, Northwest, American, Jet Blue, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways, as well as international carriers Air Canada, British Airways, KLM, and Cayman Airways. The airport is located just 5 miles west of downtown Tampa on the east shore of Tampa Bay. In addition to various rental car options and taxis, there are also bus service as well as airport limousines that can transport passengers to any destination in the Bay Area. The beaches in the western part of the area are only about a 40-minute drive from the airport, the first half of which is spent traversing Tampa Bay over the Howard Franklin Bridge.

St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport (PIE) is located 9 miles north of St. Petersburg, this is a smaller airport which serves over 50 destinations in the U.S. as well as 3 destinations in Canada.
Public Transport
Tampa's bus service is known as HART, and it services all areas of the Hillsborough County. Visitors can buy a 3-day pass to really explore the city, which gives them access to all local buses, as well as the TECO Line Streetcar and In-Town Trolley routes. Route 30 goes straight from the airport to downtown Tampa.
Taxi
Various taxicab options are available on both sides of the bay, including:

Tampa
United Cab Company +1 813 253 2424
Yellow Cab +1 813 253 0121
Cab Plus Taxi +1 813 288 8888

St. Petersburg
Downtown Yellow Taxi +1 727 379 4440
BATS Taxi +1 727 367 3702
Green Cab +1 727 999 4999

Clearwater
United Taxi +1 727 777 7777
Clearwater Beach Taxi & Airport Service +1 727 215 9477

Other options for lower fares are the rideshare companies Uber and Lyft.
For airport services: Wingz (app).
Pharmacy
Popular chain pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens can be found in several locations throughout the Bay area. You can also get pharmacy services at Walmart.

CVS
611 South Howard Avenue
+1 813 259 9911
Open 24 hours

Walgreens
315 West Platt Street
+1 813 251 3939
Open 24 hours (Pharmacy Hours: Mon - Fri 8h - 22h, Sat 9h - 18h, Sun 9h - 17h)
Post Office
The United States Postal Services have several locations in the Tampa area, including one at:
Time Zone
The Tampa Bay Area is in the Eastern Time Zone, and all times are reflected in the Eastern Time Zone.
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