Ybor City#14 in Best Things To Do in Tampa
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Pronounced ee-bore, this northeast enclave of Tampa was once a hotbed for coffee manufacturing and hand-rolled cigars – factory workers would roll millions of them annually. Now it's a mash of old and new; the lively bars and pubs represent the modern city; the brick streets and historic streetcar serve as a tribute to the neighborhood's past.
Recent visitors were divided on when to visit: some said the nighttime entertainment is the most interesting feature of Ybor City, while others recommended stopping by during the day for delicious, authentic Cuban food and an amazing selection of cigars.
Whenever you decide to pay a visit to Tampa's National Historic Landmark District, you'll have several ways to get there. You can hop on the free TECO Line Streetcar, which services downtown Tampa and stops directly in Ybor City, or you can ride the HART bus No. 12. If you decide to take your own set of wheels, you'll find plenty of parking. To learn more about the neighborhood and to see a list of upcoming events, visit the Ybor City website.
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The Riverwalk is a 2.6-mile-long trail which runs along the Hillsborough River in Tampa. Visitors can walk, bike, rollerblade, enjoy public art and access any number of restaurants, stores, parks and playgrounds, bike rental shops and attractions, such as the Florida Aquarium and the Glazer Children's Museum, along the route.
Recent visitors were impressed by how well-maintained and clean the park is and noted that it's an ideal place to catch the sunset. You can access the Riverwalk from any number of places along the river. Visit the Friends of the Riverwalk website for more information and maps.
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