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Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida is not only a port – it's a destination full of exciting and fun things to do. Experience beautiful beaches, historical sights, arts, entertainment, fabulous restaurants and, if you can find time, the nearby city of St. Petersburg.

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Tampa, Florida

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

For a little fun, head down to Ybor City, the Cuban district of Tampa, which used to be the centre of production of hand-rolled cigars. Today, this restored area is teeming with restaurants, shops and bars. It's also a National Historic Landmark District with amazing wrought-iron balconies, globe street lights, brick-lined walkways and the majestic architecture of the old cigar factories.

Other Fun Things to Do

Explore Africa, with zebras, giraffes, elephants and more, all roaming free in natural surroundings at Busch Gardens, a 330-acre zoo and theme park.
Visit the Channelside Shops and the Florida Aquarium, home to an incredible 4,500 animal and plant species. The Aquarium has a wetlands area, activities for the whole family and the only diving shark tank of its kind.
Visit St. Petersburg's impressive Salvador Dali Museum, which houses the largest collection of Dali's work outside of Spain.
Head to the beautiful, powdery white beaches of nearby St. Petersburg and Sarasota.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

The Cuban influence is still strong in Tampa today. It's a great place to sample delicious roast pork, black beans and rice, Cuban sandwiches and other authentic delicacies.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Tampa, Florida


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 69.8° 21°
Average Low 50° 10°
Mean Temperature 60° 15.56°
Record High 86° 30°
Record Low 21° -6.11°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 2 in 5.08 cm