Luggage and bags:
I like to travel light, but this is up to you. You don't need any heavy winter clothes in Tampa, that's for sure!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During the summer, make sure you have light clothes and flip-flops! It rains a lot too, so be prepared!
For the winter, I would say spring/fall clothes.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunscreen is a must! Mosquito repellent too if you visit Tampa during the summer and if you go camping. When you go to the beach, make sure you have lots of water or some kind of drink!
Although southern Florida tends to be very warm even in the winter time, it is still possible for the temps. to drop into the 60's or even the 50's at times. This happened on the last day of our stay and I was really glad that I had a sweatshirt. Like I always say, it's better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Suncreen is a must any time of year, especially on the face! If you are pale like I am you'll need at least a 30 SPF.
It all depends on what time of year you visit. Winter well, Northeners love it. It's cold to me, but hey, I've been here all my life. Sweatshirts, jeans & light jackets should do.
Spring, Summer & Fall: Shorts, tank tops & bathing suits of course!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Calamine lotion & mosquito repellant.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunblock w/ alot of SPF for you fair skinned travelers. A big umbrella is a must for the beach if you're going to be out there for more than a few hours.
Miscellaneous: Make sure to bring your ID or drivers license...Just good things to have anywhere you go.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is quite hot in Tampa all year round, but during July - October the is a thunder storm almost every afternoon so bring a rain jacket but not an umbrella unless you want to join the statistics of people who get hit by lightening each year in Tampa (the highest in the world!)
Luggage and bags:
If you plan on spending time at the beach, bring along a smaller bag to hold towels, sunscreen, a bottle of water and a few snacks etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: SWIM SUIT!--you can't go to Florida without bringing one, unless you are planning to buy one down there. Dress is casual by day but bring some smarter clothes for evenings.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you forgot it, they do have stores and you can buy whatever you need
Photo Equipment: Having a camera is great--I take my mini-spy cam everywhere b/c it fits so nice in the smallest of purses--I went on my last trip for 4 days and used 2 rolls of film--but I love taking pictures!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a towel to lay out--or a sarong is useful too and saves room in the bag.
Miscellaneous: Sunscreen if you need it and don't leave the house without chapstick.
Oh and if you fill a water bottle with alcohol (say vodka) no one is the wiser....
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothing cause Florida gets VERY hot but humid. It rains alot in the Tampa area too so be prepared for showers and lightning. Tampa is the lightning capital of the world so becareful not to hold up and metal poles.
Here you can see 'Time for West Tampa' Ybor City.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: September to the end of October, it can get a bit cooler, so pack a couple of light jumpers or jacket for those chiller evening.
Miscellaneous: Don't bring babies yunger than two years in the months of July and August, its is quite simply too hot.Don't forget your suncream.
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