Unique and vibrant Tampa
Why you'll love Tampa
Tampa has an average of 244 days of sunshine each year. It’s no surprise Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State.
A convenient location means you can drive to Orlando in an hour or Miami in four. Want to explore more? Fly to New York in two hours. The area is also home to multiple award-winning beaches, including Clearwater Beach. You can't get much better weather, either, with an average temperature of 28°C.
Entertainment is everywhere. There are 10 theme parks within a 90-minute car ride from Tampa, including Universal Studios and Disney World.
The city of Tampa was recently named “Top Arts Destination” by American Style Magazine and continues to live up to that title with independent and foreign films, opera and orchestra performances, an amazing Broadway series and a variety of museums and cultural centers. For more culture, head to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, celebrating works from the famed Spanish painter. Or try the St. Petersburg Art Walk, which takes places every month.
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a free event every January that has been going on for more than 100 years. Check out pirate ships in the bay and enjoy live music at the Pirate Fest Street Festival.