Tampa Travel Tips
Keep in Mind...
- There's some interesting architecture It's no Chicago, but still, Tampa has some intriguing buildings. The Moorish Revival Tampa Bay Hotel is a popular sightseeing spot. You might also want to stroll by the Victorian homes of Hyde Park.
- There's a busy cruise harbor The Tampa Port Authority operates three terminals to accommodate some of the Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Holland America cruise ships. Which is perfect -- you may only need one day in town to see the best of Tampa.
Everyone knows that Tampa is the place for families. And for animal lovers. And for conventioneers. But possibly -- even if you don't fit into any of those demographics -- Tampa is for you too? This balmy city by the bay still has plenty of charms away from the amusement park, the aquarium and the convention center (although Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium are not shabby ways to spend a day). There's lots of history here -- for example, Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders stopped here on their way to Cuba during the Spanish-American War. And you'll also find a few choice museums, including the Museum of Science & Industry. And then there's the sports -- this is the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL). It's the namesake city of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, and the actual spring training home base for several other major league teams. And when you've exhausted all that Tampa has to offer, you can just pop over to St. Petersburg for some sophisticated dining or to Clearwater for the beach.