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  • 1. Beach

    From downtown Tampa, the big beach towns of Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Bellaire Beach, Reddington Shores, Fort Desoto Park, and others. Fort DeSoto Park beach was named...

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  • 2. Downtown

    Located at 315 John F Kennedy Blvd, E in downtown Tampa is the City Hall, built in 1915. Architects Bonfoey and Elliott designed the building with a three-story base and its narrower 8-story central...

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  • 3. University of Tampa

    University of Tampa is located on the Hillsborough River just across from downtown Tampa's Central Business District. UT has nearly 6,000 students who are able to graduate with degrees in about 100...

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  • 4. Wildlife

    Geckos in the Tampa area include the Indo-Pacific Gecko and the Mediterranean Gecko. These little creatures, typically ranging in size from one to five inches are everywhere. On the sidewalk, on...

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  • 5. Look up in the sky!

    MacDill Air Force Base is located at the southern tip of Tampa, surrounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by the city of Tampa. The land comprising MacDill AFB was in use by the US military...

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  • 6. Busch Gardens

    We were just at Busch Gardens, be sure to slow and enjoy this park. The bird show was really nice. You got to see a lot of animals both on the walk thru and Rhinno Rally. Take the time to really watch...

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  • 7. Ybor City

    In 1886, Vicente Martinez Ybor (pronounced EE-bore) established a cigar factory in this area. Here, Cuban immigrants from Key West settled to make a name for Tampa in the cigar industry. In its...

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  • 8. Pro Football

    Super Bowl XXXV was to be played the Sunday after we came back from our cruise so of course we had to go to the Raymond James stadium to take in some of the excitment of the NFL experience. It was...

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  • 9. Florida Aquarium

    Very educational and fun! If you have kids, this is great entertainment! ( I don't think this is a "must see activity" and that's why I have it under general tips) Info: Adults - $17.95 Seniors...

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  • 10. Some folks hate Tampa

    Buy a sandwich at the airport. It will be very good, and you can promptly hop the next flight to Bermuda, Brazil, or whatever your next destination is. My favorite thing in Tampa is the fact that I...

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  • 12. GASPARILLA ANNUAL PIRATE FEST IN TAMPA

    The annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest, which brings over 400,000 people into Tampa Bay, is a fun and exciting way to enjoy a weekend. I have enjoyed both the huge...

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  • 13. Tampa's Channels

    The Channel District, or Channelside, is a well-known restaurant, shopping, nightlife, and cultural area of Tampa that is on the rise. The Port of Tampa also...

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  • 14. Pledge of Allegiance

    A plaque located along Bayshore Avenue in South Tampa, memorializes the writer of the Pledge of of Allegiance, and it reads:I Pledge Allegiance...Francis J....

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  • 15. University of South Florida

    Who knew Tampa was a college town? Would you believe USF has nearly 50,000 students, making it the 8th largest university in America?The school was established...

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  • 16. Where to live in Tampa

    Where you will work obviously will have a big impact on where you will live. If your job is in Tampa, you might consider living in South Tampa, particularly in...

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  • 17. Patriots Corner - Bayshore Blvd Fridays

    The intersection of Bayshore and Bay to Bay Boulevards is known as Bayshore Patriots Corner. Here, every Friday a group of local patriotic citizens gathers to...

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  • 18. Civil War Battles of Tampa and Fort Brooke

    Tampa was the site of two small Civil War battles. In 1862 the Union planned to tighten the blockade of the south by capturing some of the key ports; on 30 June...

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  • 19. Davis Islands Neighborhood

    Davis Islands is a neighborhood of two connected islands, very close to downtown and the Port of Tampa. The two islands that form Davis Islands were originally...

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  • 20. Orlando is closer than you think

    Florida, from Tampa to Daytona on Interstate 4, is less than 150 miles wide. About halfway across the state on I-4 is Orlando, just an hour from either the Gulf...

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  • 21. Family Activities

    We loved that there were lots to do for adults and kids of very different ages, and much less expensive than other FL locations like Orlando and Miami! We found...

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  • 22. Intracoastal Waterway

    The Intracoastal Waterway is a 3,000 mile recreational and shipping channel that runs along the coast from Maine to Texas. The waterway was authorized in 1919...

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  • 23. Tampa Theater

    Tampa Theater is a historic building that opened in 1926. This 1,446 seat theater was immensely popular back in the early-to-mid 1900s, but fell on hard times...

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  • 24. Serendipity in Tampa

    Karen and I had a very serendipitous experience when we were sailing out of Tampa. At the table next to us on the ship were a couple of very dear old friends,...

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  • 25. Stand in the place where you live . . .

    My favorite thing about Tampa is that it is more real than some people give it credit for. In a state where plastic alligators and a big, dumb mouse rule, it's...

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