With a record 351 days of sunshine per year and miles of sparkling waters to explore, it’s no wonder millions of visi- tors travel to Tampa Bay each year. But in a city alive with cultural arts, a rich history, famed annual celebrations, fine dining, sporting events and world-class attractions, visitors find just as much to do away from the waterfront.
From the annual Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest with its parties and parades to the culture and unique character of our historic Latin Quarter, Ybor City. Relish a relaxing massage at one of many unique resorts, then get a shot of adrenaline with the excitement of Busch Gardens. Work on your golf game or take in a pro sports match-up. Experience a concert and a fine art exhibition, then take on the major shopping at one of many upscale malls.
And when the water is the main attraction, visitors will have no shortage of choices, from fishing off a pier to the adventure of a deep-sea charter. Enjoying quiet moments shared with friends and family on a moonlit din- ing cruise, or the natural wonders on a canoe trip down the Hillsborough River.
Tampa Bay is also just a short drive from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the world’s best beaches, with miles of blue waterways and sugar-white shorelines, brilliant sunlit skies and a perfect average annual temperature of 72 degrees. The area is also centrally located for easy, one-day trips to spots like Orlando, Sarasota, Ft. Myers and east coast locales.
Discover the limitless choices of where to find adven- ture, fulfill your cravings, nourish your soul and rest your head. A trip to Tampa Bay will accommodate all tastes, timelines and travel needs.
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