Located on the west coast of Florida, on the shores of Tampa Bay, the city is a major tourist destination with many attractions, places to visit and things to do. Tampa has over 300 inhabitants and it is the third most populated city in Florida.
Nicknamed "the city of entertainment", today Tampa is considered one of the best vacation destinations in the United States. There are hundreds of skyscrapers, restaurants and hotel complexes.
Tampa is a great place too for a family vacation. It offers amusement parks, water parks and zoos to spend wonderful days outdoors. But also interesting museums, beautiful shopping malls and good restaurants. In addition, extensive and well-equipped beaches to enjoy the sun of Florida all the year.
The most famous monument in Tampa is the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). This museum has over 450 exhibits and interactive exhibits, useful for understanding science with experiments and hands-on experiences.
Il Tampa Museum of Art is dedicated to travelers who love art and culture. The museum regularly hosts interesting exhibits and lectures, as well as educational activities for the little ones.
Il Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is an amusement park and wildlife park, with the African continent theme. Opened in 1959, it immediately stood out for its unique attractions and roller coaster. The zoo attached to the park is very interesting and beautiful. The park is also visited by those on vacation in Orlando.
For lovers of the Shopping a visit to the Channelside shopping center, one of the largest in the city, is recommended.
Whether you are traveling as a family, as a couple or with a group of friends, relax on the beautiful beaches of Tampa and enjoying the Florida sunshine is absolutely one of the things to do.
You can to swim in the sea practically all year round, although in the winter months and early spring it can be a bit chilly. The sea also offers many activities, such as watersports.
The city has a good public transport system. However, if you want to move quickly or if you want to visit areas outside the city, the car remains the best way to get around.
Each year the city hosts many interesting events and festivals. The main event is the festival Gasparilla which takes place in the second half of January. The events, demonstrations, concerts and festivals take place regularly throughout the year.
Where to eat
Tampa delivers more than a thousand restaurants to its visitors. There isn't a particular area that offers better restaurants than the others. If you are looking for good restaurants, the best area is the one overlooking the bay, while for typical restaurants the central area is to be preferred. If you are looking for an economic solution, fast food restaurants are the best solution, present throughout the city, even in the peripheral areas.
As for where to eat, there is no better area for sleeping. It is definitely advisable the central area or the one overlooking the bay, if you want to avoid taking the car or public transport to go out at night.
The climate of Tampa like that of all of Florida is subtropical. Temperatures are mild or warm throughout the year and normally range from 18 to 35 ° C. In summer the humidity is high with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Although the probability is low, the period of Hurricanes runs from early June to late November.
When to go
The best time to visit Tampa and all of Florida goes from December to May. In this period the temperatures are not very high. There are also no high rates for humidity. Therefore, winter and spring remain the best seasons to visit these beautiful areas.
How to reach us
There are no direct flights from Spain. You can reach Tampa by plane only with flights that include at least one stopover. Most of the time Tampa is one of the stops on a Florida tour, which starts in Miami with a rental car and includes Orlando as well as Tampa.
Distance Tampa - Orlando 150 km (1 hour and a half by car)
Distance Tampa - Miami 450 km (4 hours by car)