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Best things to do in Tampa Bay

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
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“Essentially there are 5 museums in the world dedicated to the artwork of Salvador Dali. We are fortunate enough to have one less than 45 minutes away! Sincerely a must see.”
351 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“a district of north Tampa full of attractions for day trippers. Deep connections to Cuban American community and was once known as the US capital of cigars as well as the place where the Cubano sandwich was introduced in the state.”
214 locals recommend
Zoo
“ZooTampa is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation and is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round.”
82 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Florida Aquarium is a 501 not-for-profit organization, publicly operated institution located in Tampa, Florida, United States. It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.”
60 locals recommend
Park
“Fort De Soto Park is a park operated by Pinellas County on five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. Christopher Key, Bonne Fortune Key and the main island, Mullet Key. The keys are connected by either bridge or causeway. The island group is accessible by toll road from the mainland. Historically, the islands were used for military fortifications; remnants and a museum exhibit this history. Two piers, beaches, picnic area, hiking trails, bicycling trails, kayak trail, and a ferry to Egmont Key State Park are available.”
134 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beautiful lighting at night; sand volley at courts; walk around to various bars, restaurants, and hear local bands”
85 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“One of the top steakhouses in the country with a world renowned wine list.”
107 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Dale Chihuly is a famous glass artist with public art installations around the world. Experience Chihuly’s Permanent Glass Exhibition in St. Petersburg!”
94 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It is the most distinctive shopping and dining destination of Florida's West Coast. Fashionable department stores, over 200 specialty shops and Bay Street - an open-air village of fine restaurants and small boutiques.”
63 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Park at Holmes Beach and use the free trolley to get on and off the different locations on the island. Beautiful beaches, fun shops, restaurants, bike rentals, aquatic sport rentals and more. ”
71 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“TAMPA BAY RAYS BASEBALL !!!! From the Friendly Native, About a 20 minute drive or cab ride to Tropicana Field, also commonly known as The Trop, is a domed stadium located in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, that has been the home of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB) since the team's inaugural season in 1998. The stadium is also used for college football, and from December 2008 to December 2017 was the home of the St. Petersburg Bowl, an annual postseason bowl game. It is currently the only non-retractable domed stadium in Major League Baseball, making it the only year-round indoor venue in MLB. Tropicana Field is the smallest MLB stadium by seating capacity when obstructed-view rows in the uppermost sections are covered with tarps as they are for most Rays games. Tropicana Field opened in 1990 and was originally known as the Florida Suncoast Dome. In 1993, the Tampa Bay Lightning moved to the facility and its name was changed to the ThunderDome until the team moved to their new home in downtown Tampa in 1996. In October 1996, Tropicana Products, a fruit juice company then based in nearby Bradenton, signed a 30-year naming rights deal.”
93 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Right on Beach Drive in downtown St Petes, the museum has its own fabulous collection as well as visiting collections that change often. See the website for current offerings: https://mfastpete.org/”
78 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“It is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League as well as the NCAA's South Florida Bulls football team. ”
76 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“NHL Tampa Bay Lightning and Concert Events !!!! Amalie Arena is an arena in Tampa, Florida that has been used for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games, and concerts. It is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. The building was originally known as the Ice Palace. In August 2002, the building's naming rights were sold to the St. Petersburg Times, which became the Tampa Bay Times in January 2012; accordingly, the arena was known as the St. Pete Times Forum from 2002 to 2012 and Tampa Bay Times Forum (2012–2014). In September 2014, the arena was renamed Amalie Arena when the naming rights were transferred to Amalie Oil Company.”
95 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“It is a very rare thing to be able to eat wonderful seafood and more, all while keeping your feet in the sand!”
60 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“A Tampa landmark...you cannot come to Tampa and not eat at the Columbia Restaurant on 7th in Ybor City. I also like the Columbia Cafe on the Tampa Riverwalk. It's open-air and the Lechon Asado sandwich is muy sabroso. ”
82 locals recommend