Big-city energy meets a chill Gulf Coast vibe in this city known for its Cuban food and cigars.

It’s the best of both worlds: Travelers to Tampa, Florida, can take advantage of museums, fine dining and shopping while staying close to the gorgeous Gulf Coast shoreline. Mix in a century of Cuban culture and it's easy to see why Cigar City is one of Florida's most satisfying travel destinations. Also on the menu: waterfront bistros and bars (serving local craft brews), the Latin Quarter’s buzzy nightlife and, for families with kids in tow, multiple amusement parks.

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Explore Tampa

  • Downtown Tampa
  • North Tampa
  • Westshore
  • Ybor City

Downtown Tampa

Overview

Although just a little over one square mile, Tampa’s center is jam-packed with things to do. The busy business district is home to the city's museums, theaters and the stunning Riverwalk. And the historic TECO Line Streetcar makes it easy to cover a lot of ground.

Known For

Museums, Theater, Dining

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North Tampa

Overview

This sprawling neighborhood is all about the attractions. From theme parks and zoos to museums and concert halls, there's plenty to keep you busy. ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a favorite for a leisurely afternoon, and Skipper’s Smokehouse is a funky spot for live music and Floribbean cuisine.

Known For

Amusement Parks, Family Attractions

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Westshore

Overview

Look past the chain restaurants and you’ll quickly realize that there’s a treasure trove of craft breweries concentrated in this neighborhood. Plus, it's home to the city's football stadium, so the energy is especially high on game days.

Known For

Shopping, Breweries

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Ybor City

Overview

This historic neighborhood was once filled with cigar factories and the simple cafés and restaurants serving workers and buyers. It has since transformed into a hot spot for bars, nightclubs and the best Cuban eats around.

Known For

Dining, Cigar Shops , Museums, Nightlife

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Tour Tampa, Florida, in Three Days

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Take in Downtown’s Museums

Spend the day touring buzzy downtown, visiting museums, dining and shopping. Then begin your stroll along the city's famous 2.6-mile walk, which traces the shores of the Hillsborough River.

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Explore the Ybor City Neighborhood

It's all about history and nightlife in the Ybor City neighborhood today. Start your morning with a Cuban pastry followed by an afternoon spent in the storied cigar bars, taking time out for a Cuban sandwich and the really good coffee you’ll find there. Then cap it off with dancing at one of Tampa’s hottest nightclubs.

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Fuel Up and Head to the Amusement Parks

Adventure and adrenaline is the name of the game today. Make your way to one of the area’s many amusement parks, for wildlife, waterslides and more.

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