Tampa Bay Highlights
Ybor City is the premier historic Latin Quarter of Tampa Bay where you can stroll the streets daytime perusing quaint shops and unique boutiques. Stop for a bite to eat at its abundant restaurants. Come nighttime, a real urban experience can be found by frequently the available restaurants and bars.
Busch Gardens, just north of downtown Tampa Bay combines all types of rides, popular entertainment including a zoo as well as plenty of restaurants.
Lowry Park Zoo with its 41 acres, is tops in the country and offers animals natural areas for living and visitors a wide array of attractions.
Florida Aquarium is not only full of fish but also is a great place to view thousands of aquatic plants. You will find everything from giant sharks to river otters. Stay to visit the diving shows, experience close-ups with the animals and have hands on experience within the touch-tanks.
Channelside is Tampa's entertainment complex on its Bayfront, with restaurants, night clubs, movie theatres, bowling, and unique shops only found in Tampa. Don't miss the 3-D IMAX theatre.
Hyde Park, a charming village of homes, shops and restaurants is within the city of Tampa and is a hustling bustling area at all times of the day and night. Recognized as the "cool" spot to live in, once you visit, you will see why.
Westshore Plaza is one of Tampa Bay's premier outdoor shopping malls, with over 100 retailers and a movie theater.
International Plaza has over 200 stores (nearly 50% exclusive in the Tampa Bay area) and 16 restaurants. Our anchor stores include Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, Robb & Stucky Interiors and Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza.
Tampa Cultural Venues
Tampa Bay Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is the largest science center in the south, and home to Florida's IMAX® Dome Theatre. MOSI also includes Kids in Charge which is the newest and largest children's science center in the nation. MOSI's facility encompasses over 400,000 square feet.
Tampa Museum of Art with its permanent collection of contemporary art and classical pieces also offers a full range of educational programs and as well as frequent traveling shows.
The USF Contemporary Art Museum brings exhibitions to Tampa Bay, along with holding symposiums, workshops, and likes to have visiting artists display and discuss their art
The Gorilla Theater offers a unique experience for theatergoers, claiming to be the "theatre for thinking minds." They present an eclectic season of original works as well as the classics, and sponsor live jazz events.
The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is the largest performing arts center in notable for its opera, plays and concerts.
Sports fans will enjoy the fact that Tampa Bay hosts major teams in all areas: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (football), Devil Rays (baseball) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (hockey).
Muvico is an architecturally "themed", state-of-the-art theater and offers amenities like expanded food menus, full-service bars and restaurants, children's playroom, reserved seating and Internet ticketing. Centro Ybor 20 is one of Tampa Bay's theatres.
Channelside's Cinema 10 IMAX Theatre with its 4 K Digital Projection Theatre and state-of-the-art digital surround sound system have been wowing audiences by propelling them back in time, transporting them into the future and taking them to the far reaches of Earth. You can see such films as T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous 3D, Into The Deep 3D, The Polar Express, and Superman Returns. IMAX 3D films fully immerse the audience, creating the ultimate 3D movie experience. You'll wear special IMAX 3D glasses-you won't believe your eyes!
The Tampa Theatre is a protected landmark and one of America's best- examples of grand movie palace architecture. A beloved community treasure since 1926, the Theatre was rescued from demolition in 1978 and today hosts 650 events annually including first run and classic films, concerts by touring artists, community events, summer camps and school field trips. With its old restored cozy atmosphere, The Tampa Theatre offers a very intimate venue putting its audience and the artist close to each other in one spectacular setting.
St Pete Times Forum arena offers state-of-the-art technology and innovative design. In addition to NHL hockey, the St. Pete Times Forum hosts more than 150 events annually, including concerts, family events, ice shows, the circus and other indoor sports.The St. Pete Times Forum encompasses 67,000 square feet with three decks and seven separate levels.
Avila Golf & Country Club (private) (813)961-1754, 18 holes
Babe Zaharias Golf Course (public) (813)631-4374, 18 holes,
Carrollwood Village Golf & Tennis Club (private) (813)961-1369
Countryway Golf Club (semi-private) (813)854-1182, 18 holes
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club (public) (813)907-7447, 18 holes
Hidden Gunn Golf & Driving Range (public) (813)962-6035, 9 holes
Hunter's Green Country Club (private) (813)973-1700, 18 holes
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club (semi-private) (813)962-0428, 18 holes
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club (private) (813)253-3061, 18 holes
Pebble Creek Golf Club (semi-private) (813)973-3870, 18 holes
Rocky Point Golf Course (public) (813)673-4316, 18 holes
Rogers Park Golf Course (public) (813)673-4396, 18 hole
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club (private) (813)972-1991, 18 holes
University of South Florida Golf Course (public) (813)632-6893, 18 holes
Westchase Golf Club (public) (813)854-2331, 18 holes
Sandra W Freedman Tennis Complex overlooks Harbour Island and boasts 8 soft courts
City of Tampa Tennis Complex at Hillsborough Community College has12 soft tennis courts and 16 hard courts
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club has 9 tennis courts
Ben T. Davis Beach is located right on Tampa Bay and is a narrow beach along the Courtney Campbell Causeway that connects Tampa with Clearwater.
Davis Islands Beach is a great spot for sunning near downtown Tampa
Picnic Island is the perfect place to rent a shelter for a party, play on the beach and playground, or fish from the pier. The boat ramp is available 24 hours a day.