Tampa is west central Florida’s biggest, brashest, and most multi-cultural city. Boasting a sumptuous subtropical climate, a vibrant harborside, and countless white-sand beaches within easy reach, it’s the perfect base for an action-packed family getaway.

Kids will go wild for Lowry Park Zoo, home to everything from majestic African elephants to adorable Australian koala bears. The nearby Museum of Science and Industry is a state-of-the-art centre that brings science to life through colourful, interactive exhibits. When hunger strikes, head to bustling Ybor City, and take your pick from freshly caught seafood, authentic Spanish tapas, or thin crust wood-fired pizza.

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Where & what to eat in Tampa

Food and dining in Tampa offers everything from world-class upscale establishments to ice cream stands on the beach and fast food to suit just about every taste. The cuisine here is as rich and unique as the city itself. Head for a waterfront bar to sip a craft cocktail with your toes in the sand. Visit a farm-to-table restaurant for authentic Spanish dishes made with fresh seafood. Hit up a craft...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Tampa

  • 13 Best Places to Go Shopping in Tampa

    Tampa has an incredibly diverse shopping scene that ranges from open-air retail complexes to speciality stores. In the shopping malls, you’ll find international brands you know and love, as well as various entertainment and dining options to please your senses. There are several flea markets, farmer’s markets and vintage shops in and around Tampa – great for treasure hunters who prefer...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Tampa

Nightlife in Tampa is a party that never ends, juxtaposed with refined and classy rooftop bars overlooking the city with elegant craft cocktails and a vibe to suit anyone. You can enjoy beach parties with local musicians or DJs spinning the latest underground hits at a disco nightclub. You can enjoy family friendly nightlife at cinemas and live performance venues like the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa. Take in a live Broadway...

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