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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 82%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Family Travelers
- 71%History Buffs
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 60%Budget Travelers
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- TampaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
Just as Yankee Stadium has been, over the years frequently called, "The House that Ruth Built," so Tampa could be called the city that Henry B. Plant, and a wave of immigrants (primarily Cubans, Germans, Italians, Spaniards, etal.) built. Henry Plant brought the railroad to Tampa, dredged the port for his steamships, and built a world-class hotel in the late 19th century, and thousands of newly arrived immigrants provided the labor to make Tampa what it is today.Recommended for:
- TampaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
Tampa Florida is another of my favorite beach cities to go to. I love the warmer oceans that the Gulf Stream brings in and the pretty clear blue water. The beaches tend to be more the soft white beaches and no seaweed thank god. It tends to be more of a relaxing vibe with the locals, and there are some exciting local wildlife near the rivers.Recommended for:
- TampaMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure Travelers
One of Florida's more laidback coastal cities, you won't find quite the same spring break party zone atmosphere away from the beaches. Walk the historic cobblestone streets of Ybor City, once a major cigar workshop area, and pop into the local art and history museums, too.Recommended for:
- TampaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2
Didn't visit the city itself, as I went to the beaches and they were pretty nice beaches, but the best part really is just being able to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, which is pretty cool to say!
- TampaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsGreen TravelersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
I haven't spent time yet in Tampa, but it continually comes up as a great Spring Break destination. I would definitely plan my trip so that I could take in a spring training game during the Cactus League Season.
I like Tampa. Though when driving on their streets for the 1st time, it felt very strange. Seems like you're driving right on water (if that even makes sense?) As for stuff to do, regular stuff nothing out of the ordinary. If you were planning a trip to Florida, I suggest somewhere else. Clear-water Beach is awesome and of course Disney World. We haven't been to Miami yet, but I'd love to go :)
I lived in Tampa for 7 years, from 1985 through 1991, which were the worst years for the Tampa Bay Bucs (I didn't let that affect my rating). I've been back several times since and it is a growing, vibrant city. If you get the chance, go out to eat at Bern's Steak House which is ranked as one of the best steakhouses in the US, and don't miss the dessert room!!
Tampa has been nominated a few times (by various magazines) a great outdoor city, great city to live in etc...I lived there for 8 years...I can say it is great, has everything a city needs, good infrastructure, good schools, tons of business, huge shopping malls, theme parks, zoos, tech musian, arts, beaches nearby etc...I encourage you to visit!
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