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Tampa History Cruise
"With 4000 years of people living in Tampa on this cruise you will learn about how this this city grew from a Spanish outpost to the fastest growing city in Florida. This tour takes you step by step through the evolution of the city and as you cruise along the waters the history unfolds all around you. Your guides will divulge little known facts about this city and share them with you. Many locals have said ""I have lived here all my life and never knew that about Tampa!"" When you leave this tour you will know more than locals! Learn more than you image possible about Pirates and their history in Tampa. See the Pirate ship “Gabriella” up close and be sure to ask your guide ""what's a Pirate beard in Tampa?"" You will be surprised at the a"""One of the most picturesque harbors in Florida
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Tampa Bay CityPASS
"Head to any of the included attractions to redeem your voucher and receive your CityPASS booklet. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information about the attractions including hours of operation transport options and contact details — plus insider tips to help you make the most of your time in Tampa Bay. At each attraction simply present your ticket booklet and gain admission without having to wait in tedious ticketing lines. Your pass is good for nine days after activation so you'll have plenty of time to explore all the included sights (see Itinerary for a complete list)"""See the best of Florida's west coast with the Tampa Bay CityPASS! Save time and money with your CityPASS which allows you to skip long ticket lines at Tampa Bay's premier attractions. Explore sights at your own pace including Busch Gardens Tampa
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Tampa Bay CityPASS
"Head to any of the included attractions to redeem your voucher and receive your CityPASS booklet. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information about the attractions including hours of operation transport options and contact details — plus insider tips to help you make the most of your time in Tampa Bay. At each attraction simply present your ticket booklet and gain admission without having to wait in tedious ticketing lines. Your pass is good for nine days after activation so you'll have plenty of time to explore all the included sights (see Itinerary for a complete list)"""See the best of Florida's west coast with the Tampa Bay CityPASS! Save time and money with your CityPASS which allows you to skip long ticket lines at Tampa Bay's premier attractions. Explore sights at your own pace including Busch Gardens Tampa
From $99.00

More Local Customs in Tampa

Gandy Bridge Causeway Beach

Floridians have a thing with water, sand and sun. Anywhere you can find all three together, you will find locals enjoying it. Most tourists go to the wide, sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, but...
Ewingjr98
Sep 03, 2012

Fourth of July at Channelside

Every year, Channelside has a day full of music, food, entertainment, and fireworks. We didn't want to fight the crowds and pay for parking at Channelside, so we decided to go across the channel to...
Ewingjr98
Sep 01, 2012

Gasparilla

Every year pirates take over the waters of the Tampa Bay, after a huge battle along Bayshore Boulevard. No, not the pirates you see in Somalia, real pirates!Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla leads the...
Ewingjr98
Mar 22, 2011

Haul your junk to Tampa

The scrap metal yards are the coolest thing to see and do in Tampa. Load up your truck with all of your steel pipes, old appliances, wire, fencing, and aluminum cans, and head on over to the scrap...
Ewingjr98
Mar 03, 2010

Enjoy the bright, silvery moon

Enjoy the bright, silvery moon as it hovers over the Tamp Bay occasionally. The moon here, unlike other places, is actually made of cheese, and there is a man on it. Sometimes even a cow jumps over...
Ewingjr98
Oct 10, 2009

Diversity

When I lived in Tampa, it struck me that almost no one I met was actually from Florida. Ok, I had a few friends that were born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, but they seemed to be anomalies. This...
Looneydame
Jul 21, 2006
 
 
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Spanglish

A lot of people don't know this about the United States, but it is a country with no official language. This is really true in some parts of Tampa (read: West Tampa, some nitches of Ybor City) where...
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sarahjayn
May 26, 2005

Strawberry Festival

Okay so it isnt in Tampa but its still in Hillsborough County and there really isnt much to see or do in Plant City other than the Strawberry Festival so here it is in my Tampa section. This is a big...
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Kushelkitten
Feb 26, 2005

Guavaween

Tampa is known as "The Big Guava" and thus Guavaween is the big Halloween celebratiion in Ybor City. This event draws more than 100,00 people every year and is lead by Mama Guava. The Legend. (Taken...
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Kushelkitten
Feb 26, 2005

Gasparilla Parade

The last Saturday in January the city honors Jose Gaspar, a pirate who terrorized the Florida coast in the late 17-early 1800 's. The event starts out with the "Pirates" setting sail from Balast Point...
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Kushelkitten
Feb 26, 2005

where evil lurks

The devil comes in all shapes and forms. Who ever thought that he'd come in a little round bundle of fried crab meat and dough. I can't resist temptations, especially when it comes to scrumptious...
arasnosliw
Jan 19, 2005

cuban sandwiches

When it comes to deli sandwiches, the local favorite has always been cuban sandwiches. No matter where you go in Tampa Bay, you'll be sure to run into a place that serves them. Even the local ice...
arasnosliw
Jan 19, 2005

cuban influence

Ybor City was once the leading producer of cigars in this country. With the growth of production came immigrant workers mainly from Cuba, Italy, Germany and Spain. Today, Tampa Bay has retained a lot...
arasnosliw
Jan 19, 2005

Gasparilla Day Parade

If you are in Tampa the first weekend of February make sure you take a little time to experience a real pirate invasion! The Gasparilla Day parade is a 3 mile stumble down Bayshore Blvd along the...
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tafurojo
Jan 12, 2004

Top Hotels in Tampa

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4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, Florida, 33607, United States
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700 South Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33602, United States
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8210 Hidden River Parkway, Tampa, Florida, 33637, United States
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700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, Florida, 33609, United States
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2506 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida, 33607, United States
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4811 West Main Street, (Formerly "AmeriSuites"), Tampa, Florida, 33607, United States
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Top Things to Do in Tampa

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Busch Gardens

it was a very nice visit, at least it started like that. We went there and bought 3 visits entrance, by 4 adults and 2 kids. It was a nice experience, the train,Xmass events were all nice...until we...
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Ybor City

When you are visiting Tampa, hop onto the tram at Channelside to Ybor city (advised in the daytime) Once there, walk around the old cigar factory area, wander into antique stores, and enjoy the...
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Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo covers an area of 56 acres and is quite a manageable size to walk around. We went when it was not too hot but it might be more uncomfortable on a hot sunny day as there is limited...
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Aquarium

Florida Aquarium The Florida Aquarium features various underwater creatures, like rays, sea turtles, sea dragons, coral, and various fish species. It also has a giant octopus, although that exhibit...
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Downtown

This is such a cute walking area- complete with a monthly art/fresh market! Love exploring the stores, including Francesca's boutique, the nearby Pottery barn and more local stores like handmade...
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Bayshore

Bayshore is one of the most beautiful and popular areas of Tampa. This wide Boulevard with a grass median is popular through all hours of the day for joggers, bicyclists, walkers, fishermen, and...
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"Tampa Florida"
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sarahjayn

"Yup, this is Tampa."
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"Tampa"
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"tampa florida"
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Ewingjr98

"Pine covered sand flats and a one-track railroad"
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