Enchanting water bodies, beguiling architecture and a thriving business center are some of the features of the city nicknamed “The Big Guava”, Tampa. It is located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay near the Gulf of Mexico and is a part of the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area. Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes in 2008.
Tampa also ranks as the fifth most popular American city, based on where people want to live, according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study. A 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for “twenty-somethings”. Tampa is also ranked as a “Gamma+” world city by Loughborough University.
The gorgeous metropolis of Tampa consists of numerous attractions for you to savor. The nature lovers will find a lot to their delight with the natural sites such as Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center, Lettuce Lake Regional Park, Bayshore Boulevard, The Tampa River Walk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa Riverwalk, Lowry Park and Hillsborough River.
The drama and theatre admirers can relish some stellar display of stage crafts with Tampa Theatre and Straz Center for the Performing Arts. For the fauna adorers, Big Cat Rescue, Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and The Florida Aquarium are the ideal destinations.
For the gluttons, La Terrazza Restaurant, Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern’s Steak House, Wright’s Gourmet House, Happy Fish Tampa Authentic Peruvian Cuisine, Brocato’s Sandwich Shop and Bern’s Steak House are the perfect spots to savor some of the most mouthwatering meals.
The best time to visit Tampa is from September to December when you can encounter Cheap Flights to Tampa and vacant hotels offering fire-sale prices to lure you in.