There are many reasons why making the Tampa Bay area your home makes sense: Highs in the mid-80s, beautiful beaches and a burgeoning dining and craft beer scene. And did we mention pirates? Gasparilla, a Tampa tradition since 1904, is a month-long celebration involving parades, festivals and road races.
The Tampa Bay area also offers year-round sports action with four professional sports teams - the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) and the Tampa Bay Rowdies (Soccer).
Places to visit around the Tampa Bay area:
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
- Florida Aquarium
- Zoo Tampa
- Amalie Arena – Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning; concert and event venue
- Tropicana Field – Home of the Tampa Bay Rays
- Raymond James Stadium – Home of the Buccaneers; concert and event venue
- Adventure Island Water Park
- Sunken Gardens
- Glazer Children’s Museum
- Tampa Museum of Art
- The Dali Museum