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Tampa Cigar Factory Tours
"During this cigar tour your guide will provide you with knowledge regarding the following: How Tampa was made with the cigar industry. The process of manufacturing the hand-made cigars with the cigar rollers at work. The quality control process at punch light and set off the hand-made cigars the correct way. Please note: reservations must be made and tours require a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 people. """"Come and experience the re-birth of handmade cigars in the USA by passionate Cuban born artisans. As you tour the factory you will be intrigued at the recreation of Old World Havana at a time when relations with Cuba appear to be headed in a new directio the once and future cigar capital of the world."
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Original Historic Ybor City Food Tour
"Experience the delights of Ybor City with 5-7 food and drink tastings during this easy 3-hour walking tour. Beyond the diverse eats and desserts that you will indulge in you will be fascinated by the historical stories of this age old city that was established since 1855. So much rich culture and history that both your taste pallets and your mental senses will both be delighted and enlightened!You will get to Sav tasting our culture throughout our town. Be sure to bring the entire family as our Historian leads you through the city! This is a kid-friendly family oriented tour. Great for Private Corporate Tours Birthday Celebrations Perfect Date Experience
From $59.00
 
Busch Gardens and Alafia River Wildlife Helicopter Tour
"From the Peter O. Knight Airport start your helicopter adventure with an aerial view of downtown Tampa. As you fly just above the roofs of the city’s skyscrapers see the St Petersburg Times Forum the Florida Aquarium and the University of Tampa. Then fly over Ybor City a historical district north of downtown named for the local cigar manufacturer.From Tampa head north to Busch Gardens
From $155.00

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manatees at last

We secured a room in Crystal River and ate food we had in the car. It would be an early night as we would have an untimely morning wake up once again, this time to swim with the manatees which was...
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she's finally free

We got up around five thirty or six the day after my parents' 60th Anniversary in early April. We had been itching to leave for weeks but we'd stayed specifically to spend that day with them. As it...
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Daylight Savings - Unless Guavaween falls on October 31st ,then this night we roll our clocks back an hour for daylight savings. Be prepared to for that extra hour of partying. In other words, pace...
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Ends up YBOR is the CIGAR CAPITOL of Flo-Doh!

After visiting Tampa in 1885, both Haya and Ybor decided to build cigar factories in the area. Gutierrez surveyed an area two miles from Tampa, even drawing up a map to show where streets might run....
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History continued...

Gavino Gutierrez came to the United States from Spain in 1868. He settled in New York City, but he traveled often–to Cuba, to Key West, and to the small town of Tampa, Florida, searching for exotic...
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More History...

Labor unrest, the high tariff on Cuban cigars, and the start of the Cuban Revolution in 1868 caused Ybor to move his plant and his workers to Key West, Florida. While his business there was...
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Wanna know about Ybor City?!

Ybor City, a section of the large metropolitan area of Tampa, Florida, owes its beginning to three Spaniards who came to the "New World" in the 19th century: Gavino Gutierrez, Vicente Martinez Ybor,...
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WHAT IS GUAVAWEEN?

Long ago, Tampa pioneer Gavino Gutierrez tried to cultivate guava commercially here, but was unsuccessful because of the climate and rising land prices. However, a local newspaper columnist was...
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Keep Moving - The more you move, the more costumes you'll see. Sitting on your ass in one location is not the best way to experience Guavaween. Late in the night when 7th clogs up, get off the street...
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Other Guavaween Tips!

Make Wise Beverage Choices - You don't need to drink Fosters or Bud. At one end of the strip The Tampa Bay Brewing Company serves up premium hand-crafted beers in convenient to go cups. At the other...
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Working Hard

Guavaween Advice Wear a costume! - This may seem obvious, but the majority of people at Guavaween show up to gawk and not to participate. Trust me when I say that the better your costume is, the...
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Alligator Munchies!

What is Guavaween? Guavaween is the Halloween party in Tampa's Ybor City. Guavaween is always held on the last Saturday in the month of October. Prior to the late night fun there is a parade for the...
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And the Contest winner!

You shall learn about each in their respective VT pages. Currently you are in the Ybor City sight, so I shall tell you a little bit about WHAT Guavaween Fest is... what Ybor City's background is......
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The Family that PIMPS together...

We were to be paid $15 an hour to go to a festival in Ybor City / Tampa on Saturday (Guavaween) and then another festival at Madeira Beach / St. Pete on Sunday ("Grouper Fest" as in the fish!). Each...
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211 N Tampa St, Tampa, Florida, 33602, United States
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111 W Fortune Street, 275N Ex-44 I-4/275S Ex-45A, Tampa, Florida, 33602, United States
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Things to Do Near Ybor City

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Ybor City

This is Tampa's traditional Cuban neighboorhood and today is lined with bars and restaurants. There is a small museum, some art galleries and a lot of souvenir shops but the main attraction here is...
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Theatre

This beautiful old theatre is detailed with inspired design. Watch an old movie or a black&white film but make sure you get there 30 mins ahead of time. The opening act to a movie is a wonderful...
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Henry B. Plant Museum

I knew I had to see this place in person once I found out about it. The architecture is brilliant and inspired by the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, England. It was originally a hotel and now belongs...
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Hyde Park

Hyde Park Village Perhaps my favorite memories of Tampa are from the time we spent exploring Hyde Park Village and its surrounding historic residential area as evening transitioned into night. Hyde...
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Lowry Park Zoo

Very nice zoo with naturalistic settings, this zoo has a pretty extensive collection of animals in location just north of downtown Tampa. Definitely worth a visit as a cheaper alternative to Disney's...
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Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Not that I ever really wanted to go to the Seminole Hard Rock, but we were in the area for a concert across the highway at Ford Amphitheater, so we decided to stop in for a bite to eat. The roads here...
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sarahjayn

"Home Sweet Home"
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Hexepatty

"Hexe Meets Bubba"
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richiecdisc

"Ybor City, why not?"
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doug48

"ybor city florida"
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tampabay

"YBOR CITY -TAMPA !!"
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