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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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Bayshore Drive Motorbike Tour
"Select the best time to ride around Tampa and then make your way to the Port of Tampa located at 604 Channelside Drive. Meet your professional and friendly guide who will drive you around on the motorbike. Strap on your helmet find your seat on the motorbike and head out into the streets of Tampa. On your way to Davis Island cruise along the longest continuous sidewalk in America while taking in the panoramic views of Tampa Bay. Then pass by beautiful mansions and real estate on Davis Island. Stop at the Davis Island Marina for a chance to take pictures
From $80.00
 
Helicopter Tour of Tampa Bay and Davis Island
"Get a bird's-eye view of Tampa Bay and its surroundings on this exciting helicopter tour. Start off by flying west over Davis Island where you’ll see beautiful homes along the water. Next fly near downtown Tampa past Bayshore Boulevard and over the Port of Tampa taking in the wonderful views. Before returning to the Peter O. Knight airport head to Hillsborough Bay where your pilot will lower the helicopter to bring you closer to the water where you’ll see bottlenose dolphins frolicking about!"
From $70.00

Bayshore Tips (6)

The Bayshore Boulevard of Dreams

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 others congregate to enjoy the views of the bay and the city. This street also has numerous mansions, displays of public art, and historical markers.

A plaque at the southern end of Bayshore tells the story of Tampa's original streetcar company:

The Bayshore Boulevard of Dreams

Emelia and Chester W. Chapin of New York settled in Tampa in 1891. The Chapins were instrumental in helping develop the bay shore and the city of Tampa. They purchased 110 acres of land three miles south of the city limits of Tampa. On October 12, 1892 the Chapins formed the Consumers Electric Light and Street Railway Company. This new trolley car system was completed in 1893, and provided service throughout the community. Emelia Chapin's personal trolley car, Fair Lady, was built so she could shop, entertain friends and travel to the Ballast Point Pavillion. On December 14, 1898, the Consumers Electric Light and Street Railway Company's dam was destroyed by dynamite. The company never recovered from this major financial setback. On October 2, 1899, the company was purchased by a Boston syndicate, Stone and Webster, who formed the Tampa Electric Company. When the new company assumed control, the city's trolley system, including the bayshore tracks, included 21.5 miles. The Chapins sold all of their remaining properties, never to return to their city of dreams.

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Oct 12, 2009

Bayshore - where Tampa goes to walk

Where the locals go for a good walk. This 10-foot-wide sidewalk is 4.5 mile long along the bay and is where the locals go to walk and roller blade. A long this walk you will see stunning views of the bay and some of the most amazing homes in the south.

If you are biking there is an additional 3-mile, on-road bike lane that extends the north-bound lane of Bayshore Boulevard between Rome Avenue and Gandy Boulevard.

Trail amenities include benches, a water fountain, bicycle parking, a city marina and fitness stations.

When you are there be sure to head up Howard Avenue for some of the best places in Tampa to eat and/or down to Hyde Park historic district for a nice look at old Tampa and for some quaint stores.

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tampa_shawn
Sep 17, 2008

Walking/Jogging/Driving down Bayshore

Bayshore is considered the poshest street in Tampa. It is dotted with multi-million dollar homes that face the open bay. The sidewalk that runs along the opposite side was once (when I was a little girl) the longest stretch of uninterrupted sidewalk in the world. All sorts of athletic people walk, jog, rollerblade, run up and down that sidewalk during the day.

If you're athletically inclined, jogging down bayshore will provide you with plenty of room and spectacular views.

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KrisKaden
Apr 03, 2007

Great view while exercising

One of my favorite parts of town has always been the Bayshore area. Along Bayshore Blvd. is a long sidewalk where people run, walk, rollerblade, bike, etc. On the opposite side of the street are million dollar homes and tucked behind these homes are the historic homes of Hyde Park. It's beautiful and unless the bay is stinky (sometimes it does smell) then it's a great place to burn some calories.

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Jun 24, 2005
 
 
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Take a stroll

Bayshore Boulevard is nice. It's about 5 miles of continous sidewalk. Great for biking,roller blading, walking or jogging. There are a few places to park across the street. Please be careful when crossing as it is a busy street! My husband and I love riding our bikes there.

Lisachan
Oct 21, 2004

go for a run or rollerblade on...

go for a run or rollerblade on bayshore boulevard and onto Davis Island.
bayshore boulevard was my favorite running spot in tampa. I spent three years on the UT cross country team and did quite a bit of running here. Bayshore is also part of the Gasparilla Distance classic 15K route.

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