Nothing about Tampa is typical. From the dramatic design of the minarets at the historic Tampa Bay Hotel to the brilliant sunsets that electrify the night sky, this West Coast community is tropical and always alluring.
Tampa has all of the attributes and things to do that make Florida one of the world’s favorite destinations. Major theme parks and attractions? From mild to wild, we’ve got them here. The country’s top beaches? Three of the 10 best are just minutes away.
In the mood for some arts or cultural enlightenment? Dramatic productions from opera to orchestras bring patrons to their feet in applause at our Straz Center for the Performing Arts and other cultural venues.
Tee time anyone? Dozens of pristine golf courses await.
Looking for ways to play in, on, or around the water? From floating along a quiet river to fishing for mighty tarpon, this is the place to splashdown. Indeed, no other place in Florida comes close to equaling the combination of Tampa’s natural beauty and man-made wonders.
Tampa Museum of Art
Located along Tampa’s Riverwalk, the new Tampa Museum of Art houses a growing collection of contemporary and classical art.
Tampa Bay History Center
Spend an afternoon discovering Tampa Bay’s rich history. This eclectic museum tells the stories from of our earliest inhabitants while allowing you to experience a walk through a 1920s cigar store and row up the Hillsborough River.
David A Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
The largest facility of its kind in the Southeastern US, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts provides entertainment from Broadways shows to rock concerts.
The Florida Aquarium
Witness fierce sharks, playful otters and endangered sea turtles in their natural settings. The Florida Aquarium is full of interactive experiences with local and exotic animals that are fun for the whole family.
One of only three Landmark Historic Districts in the state of Florida, Ybor City, with its red brick buildings and wrought iron balconies, has been known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century. Wander down narrow brick streets, find yourself the best cup of cuban coffee or a tall glass of Tampa’s locally brewed beer.
Glazer Children’s Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum is a place where children and their parents can learn through play and shared discovery. Created specifically for children under 12, the Museum offers 170 ‘interactivities’ in multiple themed areas for families to explore, connect while having fun along the way.