The hip, urban heart of Florida’s west coast beats in Tampa Bay. The perfect place for a girls getaway, Tampa Bay features the full mix of Sunshine State experiences – urban adventures, sparkling water, amazing art, fantastic food, Cuban culture, and theme park fun. Treasure awaits.
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay basks in sunshine and warm temperatures – the perfect recipe for adventure. Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay thrills visitors with Florida’s most exciting roller coasters. You can race like a Serengeti cat on Cheetah Hunt or dive like a bird of prey on Falcon’s Fury. In 2019, Tigris roars to life as Florida’s only triple-launch coaster!
The Tampa Riverwalk is the ideal spot for a morning run or sunset cocktail. The waterfront puts the sparkling Hillsborough River within easy reach on a stand-up paddleboard, water bike, rental boat or the Pirate Water Taxi. Bookending the Tampa Riverwalk, open-air Sparkman Wharf and historic Armature Works house fantastic food halls and bars that capture the full flavor of Tampa Bay’s food culture.
Tampa Museum of Art houses cutting-edge works while the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts celebrates mastery of light and shadow. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts welcomes a year-round program of Broadway, opera, orchestra, and local theater. Since 1926, the ornate Tampa Theatre has featured independent cinema, intimate shows, and family-friendly films.
The TECO Historic Streetcar runs to Ybor City, Tampa Bay’s Latin Quarter where Cuban masters still hand-roll cigars as they have since 1885. Ybor City’s picturesque century-old brick streets and iron balconies remain unchanged. Lively Seventh Avenue is a hub for dancing, dinner and nightlife. That crowing in the distance? A member of Ybor City’s flock of wild chickens. Spanish is the second language of coffee shops and at the 113-year-old Columbia – Florida’s oldest restaurant.