In 1970 Florida was recognized officially as ‘The Sunshine State.’ Visitors to Tampa will immediately know why this is the official state nickname. This is a place where the sunshine is the default setting for fun.
With numerous attractions both indoor and out in the natural glory of this vacation paradise it’s also not difficult to realize that Tampa’s reputation for both a family friendly vacation destination and a place where the young and the young at heart can let their hair down is well deserved.
For lovers of great food Tampa is an absolute delight. If there are two types of cuisine that Tampa is well known for it’s freshly caught seafood and delicious Cuban inspired cuisine. Tampa has also been busily building a well-earned reputation for innovation on the food front. Now visitors can stretch their taste buds to explore the latest trends which take advantage of the incredibly fresh ingredients that are on offer in the Sunshine State. Whether you want that hearty breakfast to fuel your exploration of Tampa and the surrounding areas or want to find the perfect way to end your day in Tampa the amount of choice is simply staggering.
If you’ve got the urge to punish the plastic and indulge in a little retail therapy then Tampa has you covered as well. If chain stores aren’t your thing then the enormous number of independent and exciting stores in Tampa will satisfy your urge to splurge. From clothing to antiques and original creations of all types Tampa has what you need and desire. Many of the stores have adjoining coffee shops making it easy to find that little bit of refreshment to keep you going for a full day a power shopping. If you want to keep away from bricks and mortar establishments then visit one of Tampa’s flea market where you are sure to find that perfect memento to remind you off your fabulous trip to this vibrant city.
There’s also no reason to break the bank on your trip to Tampa. Besides miles of fabulous beaches there are also some fantastic free attractions which will keep you spellbound.
Try the Manatee Viewing Center to enjoy the antics of some of Tampa’s most beloved residents or take a stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk. If beer is your vice then a visit Yuengling Brewing Co. Where an hour long tour will provide you with the knowledge to select the perfect brew to close off your day.
Tampa has something for everyone. Make sure you get there as soon as possible.