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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“Great selection of Dali's lifetime of work, with great temporary exhibits that frequently change”
  • 339 locals recommend
Tram Station
“They have some great new rides, great food and they always have event going on ”
  • 293 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Home of Winter the Dolphin and sea creatures of all kinds. Great for kids and adults”
  • 144 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Ybor City is one of Tampa's original neighbor. Originally settled by Cuban and Italian family's based around the cigar industry. It's now home to restaurants and shops. Great place to see original Tampa. ”
  • 218 locals recommend
Zoo
“I just love this zoo. It’s not the world’s largest but it makes for a great day for the kids. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Tampa's Florida Aquarium has an exciting variety of animal habitats, exhibits, and activities to educate and entertain all ages.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Shopping, Restaurants, Bars and Boat Rentals! You can schedule dolphin tours, deep sea fishing, boat and jet ski rentals out of John's Pass. From what I have seen, pricing has been fair and reasonable for rentals. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Adventure Island is right across the street from Busch Gardens. It isn't open in the winter months, but it is a wonderful place to visit on a hot summer day.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“moreanartscenter.org I recommend a tour of Chihuly”s Collection, the various periods or styles over several decades. Gorgeous installations with lighting that sets off the colors. Don’t miss the film, as it gives insight as to how the sculptures are a result of teamwork, almost a choreographed dance with molten glass and 2000 degree F furnaces. Admission included a live glass blowing demonstration at the Morean Arts Center.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“By far the best steakhouse in Florida, only an hour away. Perfect for special occasions.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Whether its a football game you want to see or a rock concert, Raymond James is only 15 minutes away...”
  • 69 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing beach with old Spanish fort. Everything from bike rentals, kayak rentals, snack bar and great fishing pier. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“while in town, check it current concerts, hockey games, and other entertainment hosted at our beautiful hockey arena. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“A place for good seafood right on the beach! If you want to party, live music usually starts around 6pm! ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Building
“Located at 1810 N. Highland Ave. on the downtown Tampa Riverwalk next to Water Works Park, Ulele offers native-inspired dishes prepared under the watchful eye of award-winning Executive Chef Patrick Quakenbush Dishes include Native Chili with alligator, wild boar, venison and duck; Pan-seared Florida Pompano served with sun-dries tomato shallot cream and fried carrot ribbons; and Gouda Grouper fresh from the Gulf of Mexico served with a smoked Gouda ale bechamel. While you're there, check out the Ulele Spring Brewery headed by brewmaster Timothy Shackton.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The International Plaza and Bay Street Shopping Center is the preferred shopping and dining destination of Tampa, FL, featuring over 200 retailers and restaurants including Bar Louie, Califorina Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle, and Johnny Rockets. Visitors can enjoy special events, seasonal celebrations, and fabulous sales and offers from their favorite brands." DETAILS ”
  • 67 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“By far the best steakhouse in Florida, only an hour away. Perfect for special occasions.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“A place for good seafood right on the beach! If you want to party, live music usually starts around 6pm! ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Building
“Located at 1810 N. Highland Ave. on the downtown Tampa Riverwalk next to Water Works Park, Ulele offers native-inspired dishes prepared under the watchful eye of award-winning Executive Chef Patrick Quakenbush Dishes include Native Chili with alligator, wild boar, venison and duck; Pan-seared Florida Pompano served with sun-dries tomato shallot cream and fried carrot ribbons; and Gouda Grouper fresh from the Gulf of Mexico served with a smoked Gouda ale bechamel. While you're there, check out the Ulele Spring Brewery headed by brewmaster Timothy Shackton.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great museum with changing exhibits, right in the downtown area surrounded by food and drink options. Check out the cafe for brunch! 2-for-1 mimosas :)”
  • 72 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The fried okra appetizer is a unique take on okra. Try the Florida Pampano for dinner! Go for the coconut ice cream for dessert. Kids can get a token from the hostess to get fish food to feed the turtles, fish and, ducks in Ulele spring. Try the beer! Brewed on site!! Wedding beer is my favorite. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“ Columbia Family Of Restaurants. Florida's Oldest Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City. At the Tampa Bay History Center, on Tampa's Riverwalk. At Tampa International Airport, Concourse E. In historic Tampa Heights, on the Tampa Riverwalk. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Just a short drive from our location is the epitome of Seminole Heights..Ellas! They have great food on an ever changing menu, indoor and outdoor seating, live music, and drink specials! We personally love their brunch menu! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Chill indoor-outdoor hangout with large beer menu, comfort grub & music/movie nights.”
  • 69 locals recommend

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