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  • 98%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 82%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 81%
    Family Travelers
  • 71%
    History Buffs
  • 71%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 60%
    Students
  • 60%
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  • TampaPro 2014
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    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:Adventure TravelersArt & Design LoversFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
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  • Tampa
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    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.

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  • TampaPro 2014
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    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.

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  • TampaPro 2014
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    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!

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  • TampaPro 2014
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    One of the largest metropolitan areas in America without local rail service and the expressway shows it even on a Saturday at 3 pm without an event. All else perfect.

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  • Tampa
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    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.

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  • Tampa

    Wonderful city.Had the advantage to spend a couple week protesting with the 99% .Night and day experiencing the city's people including the out side citizens and the helpful and understanding Tampa Pd.

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  • Tampa

    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 :)

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  • Tampa

    Love this area, not far from Tampa is a Great Dog Park, that the dogs even run loose on the beach, love it. And theres a great outside fort from the late 1800;s

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  • Tampa

    the best part of Tampa is Ybor city and Busch Gardens and the bridge leading to St. Pete the Howard Franklin its one of the largest bridges in the USA

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  • Tampa

    florida is one of the amazing states to visit they have awsome beaches and parks to visit even the everglades is a really awsome place the peaple are nice and helpful

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  • Tampa

    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!!

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  • Tampa

    Lived 9 miles from Tampa......So went to a lot of places there. There is a LOT to see & do there.

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  • Tampa

    loved it the beaches the amusement parks the weather and the resorts fla is the best place ive been

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  • Tampa

    Visit Busch Gardens, Mosi, & The Florida Aquarium etc., while in Tampa.
    Visit Disney World, Epcot, MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Sea World, etc. while in Orlando.

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  • Tampa

    clean city not too confusing lay-out downtown trolly is a trip diverse venues for most to appreciate friendly people "GOOD TIMES" assured

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  • Tampa
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    I moved to Florida in 1989 to raise my kids there. It was the best decision I ever made. We live outside of Tampa in Zephyrhills. There is so much to do & so many places to go to.

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  • Tampa

    Tampa is nice but to do any vacationing I feel it is better to be in the Tampa Bay Area because that is where the beaches are!! Their beaches are beautiful and their waves are huge!

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  • Tampa

    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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  • Tampa

    Hot Hot Hot, way to much in cost of living, i would have to learn spanish,just to get by, but Tampa is so beautiful,

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Originally settled by Seminole Indians, Tampa is now one of Florida's western coast's most lively cities. Parked smack dab on the waterfront, Tampa's downtown is a great place to enjoy fine dining and panoramic views of the surrounding crystal waters and shimmering lights of Tampa Bay. Ybor City is where you are going to want to go to enjoy an upbeat nightlife and architecture, all with a distinctly Latin American flair. Busch Gardens, one of the great American amusement parks, can be found in North Tampa, and provides a very quality experience for thrill seekers. There are also lots of museums and zoos around Tampa, including the Florida State Aquarium downtown. Many seniors call the bay home thanks to her pleasant climate, but it’s the combination of great location, a fascinating arts scene and plenty of sunny activities in Tampa that make it one of Florida’s more popular destinations for visitors, as well.

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