Home to the David A. Straz Jr Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa is a major cultural center on the Gulf Coast of Florida. From the Tampa Museum of Art to the Salvador Dali Museum, there are plenty of galleries to explore in the Tampa Bay area. At The Florida Aquarium and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, you'll see your favorite wildlife. Additionally, this city is only minutes away from the aquamarine waters around Treasure Island and St Pete Beach. Sports fans can get rowdy at Tropicana Field and Amalie Arena.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is connected to downtown Tampa via Interstate 275. You can also board the TECO Streetcar system to navigate Tampa's central districts including the historic Ybor City. Once home to the largest cigar industry in the United States, this unique neighborhood has transformed into a vibrant ethnic enclave with heavy Caribbean and Spanish influence. Located along Tampa's waterfront, the Channel District is a popular place for entertainment, shopping and lodging.
Thanks to a humid subtropical climate, Tampa has warm temperatures throughout the year. On a hot and muggy summer evening, cool off at Channelside Bay Plaza. As you drink Caribbean rum at the bars of this waterfront marketplace, you'll also appreciate the breeze from the Hillsborough Bay. Instead of a hamburger from a fast food restaurant, a Cuban sandwich is the preferred quick bite in downtown Tampa.