6 Reasons To Visit “Fun And Awesome” Tampa, Florida

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Posted on: 22 July 2016 by Ashley Mills

Tampa, a beautiful city located on Tampa Bay, is the largest city on the west coast of Florida.

A recent survey of Floridians described Tampa as “fun” and awesome”. There are endless places that one can see in Tampa as the city has so much to offer with its rich cultural offerings, let’s uncover a few reasons as to why visiting the city should be on your traveling list.
 
1. The Museums:
 
Tampa is known for its museums, and there are many famous museums located in the city: 
 
● The Tampa Museum of Art
● Glazer Children’s Museum
● Museum of Science and Industry
● Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
● The Ybor City State Museum
 
Each museum represents the beautiful arts, history and culture of the city.
 
2. Other Amazing Attractions:
 
Apart from the museums, you may want to look at other amazing attractions of this beautiful city, some of them being The Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Adventure Land which is Tampa’s water theme park, Lowry Park Zoo, and Dinosaur World. It will probably take you more than a few days to visit all these great places.
 
3. Shopping in Tampa:
 
There are so many shopping venues in the city, it will leave you confused yet fascinated. Tampa is bursting with so many shopping centers that it will make you feel like a child left alone in Disneyland, especially if you are a shopaholic. Some of the best known ones are Hyde Park, Prime Outlets, International Plaza and Bay Street, Westfield Brandon Shopping Mall, and Westfield Citrus Park Shopping Mall. If you’re an outdoor sports enthusiast, be sure to stop by the huge Bass Pro Shops.
 
4. The Beautiful Beaches:
 
The Tampa area is the home to not one, not two, but a number of beaches. The area has dozens of beautiful beaches to choose from - locate the nearest one and start the best stress relief program in the world! Many beaches in the area have been commercially developed while some have been left alone to provide peace and quiet. The most popular beaches in Tampa include Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Caladesi Island State Park, Treasure Island, Fort De Soto Park and many more.
 
5. The Diverse Culture:
 
Tampa has diverse culture and with strong influences from Latin and Cuban culture. In the early days many immigrants from Spain, Italy and Germany also settled in the city in order to make a living. Hence, it is a cultural mix of various countries and if you wish to discover more then you can always visit the various museums of the city which portray the Latin and Spanish culture and the nightlife. The Ybor City State Museum is the perfect place for the same. Don’t forget to try a Cuban sandwich, one of the local specialties!
 
In addition to these five reasons for visiting Tampa, you’ll also find great night clubs, restaurants that provide amazing food, and many outdoor activities. If you have not visited Tamp yet, then you are missing all the fun! It is a perfect destination for a holiday with your friends and family - winter or summer - there are so many places to look at, the beauty will leave you in awe.

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