Tampa Bay, located in West Central Florida, is home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, theme parks (including Busch Gardens and Adventure Island). There are an abundance of museums to visit such as the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa Museum of Art, Chihuly Glass Collection at the Morean Arts Center, the Salvador Dali Museum, the Tampa Aquarium and the Lowry Park Zoo. You can even take a Caribbean cruise directly from the Port of Tampa. Disney World is only about 80 miles away and can easily be visited for a day.
In cultural arts, there are 3 large, beautiful professional theaters in the community (Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Mahaffey Theater and Ruth Eckerd Hall) that perform Broadway shows, pop and orchestral concerts and comedic and dance events throughout the year. In addition, concerts can be seen at the outdoor Amphitheater or the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
For sports fans, Tampa Bay is home to several premier sports facilities and professional sports teams including:
In addition, the USF Bulls provide outstanding college sporting events!
Exciting nightlife can be found throughout Tampa Bay but is most popular in Ybor City, Channelside, Soho, and downtown St. Petersburg. A diverse selection of great restaurants can be found throughout the area.
For more information, visit: visittampabay.com.