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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Tram Station
“Tampa Bay’s most popular theme park. An ultimate family adventure featuring roller coasters, kid play areas, animal encounters, live entertainment and thrill rides. ”
  • 317 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Lively Ybor City is known for boutiques and vintage shops on 7th Avenue, which also hosts Cuban and Latin American eateries. The Centro Ybor mall offers indie fast food, bars, and a cinema. Housed in a 1920s bakery, Ybor City State Museum has exhibits on the cigar industry and the area’s immigrant communities. The GaYBOR district around 7th Avenue and 15th Street attracts a diverse crowd to its bars and clubs.”
  • 217 locals recommend
Zoo
“A 63-acre nonprofit zoo, in 2009, Lowry Park Zoo was voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the US by Parents Magazine, and is recognized by the State of Florida as the center for Florida wildlife conservation.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A wonderful not-for-profit organization, publicly operated institution located in the Channel Side area of Tampa. It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Water park across the street from Busch Gardens. The park features 30 acres of water rides, dining, and other attractions. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Raymond James Stadium, also known as "Ray Jay",[5] is a multi-purpose stadium located in Tampa, Florida. It is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) as well as the NCAA's South Florida Bulls football team and the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL. The stadium seats 65,618.[6] With the addition of temporary seating, it can be expanded to 75,000 for special events.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Building
“"Armature Works is a fully restored mixed-use building that breathes new life into the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. With its unobstructed view of the Hillsborough River, the historic structure has been reinvented as a premier community destination with innovative eateries, Heights Public Market, reimagined event spaces and an exclusive cowering space." - Armature Works”
  • 120 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Amalie Arena is an arena in Tampa, Floridathat has been used for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games, and concerts. It is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The International Plaza has many great shops and tasteful restaurants for you to explore. Check out the slideshow of images for some recommendations.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“An award winning steakhouse. Constantly voted one of the best steak houses in the country. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This newer Tampa favorite has incorporated some of Florida's original history into their theme. They also offer a fun outdoor atmosphere. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Traditional Spanish restaurant, a branch of a long-standing local chain dating back to 1905.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Tampa Art Museum is along the riverwalk and is a great place to take in a little art and culture ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Casino
“The 190,000 square foot casino is the sixth-largest in the world, and has been expanded multiple times since its opening. It is a 24-hour venue that permits smoking indoors. It includes many displays of rock and roll memorabilia, such as clothing and musical instruments”
  • 49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Just a short drive from our location is the epitome of Seminole Heights..Ellas! They have great food on an ever changing menu, indoor and outdoor seating, live music, and drink specials! We personally love their brunch menu! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Science Museum
“ A community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. Great for families and children.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Building
“"Armature Works is a fully restored mixed-use building that breathes new life into the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. With its unobstructed view of the Hillsborough River, the historic structure has been reinvented as a premier community destination with innovative eateries, Heights Public Market, reimagined event spaces and an exclusive cowering space." - Armature Works”
  • 120 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“An award winning steakhouse. Constantly voted one of the best steak houses in the country. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This newer Tampa favorite has incorporated some of Florida's original history into their theme. They also offer a fun outdoor atmosphere. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Traditional Spanish restaurant, a branch of a long-standing local chain dating back to 1905.”
  • 96 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Just a short drive from our location is the epitome of Seminole Heights..Ellas! They have great food on an ever changing menu, indoor and outdoor seating, live music, and drink specials! We personally love their brunch menu! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Chill indoor-outdoor hangout with large beer menu, comfort grub & music/movie nights.”
  • 69 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Named best restaurant in Tampa. It is walking distance. Great food but not cheap. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“A gastropub with craft beers, diverse wines & eclectic fare, with DJ nights and OMG...the truffle fries!”
  • 41 locals recommend

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