Visit Tampa - Best of Tampa

The various Spanish explorers that passed through here did not settle down. The Seminole Indians did that in 1824, when the US government. A boom in mining and shipping saw population increases in the 1880s onwards. Henry B. Plant brought in the railroad and built up the Plant Hotel, bringing in massive celebrity presence. Spanish, Cuban and Italian immigrants came in to work on the cigar factories that opened up starting 1886. Today, Tampa serves as a major port with thriving industries in in phosphate mining, shipping, citrus processing, shrimping, and tourism.

Of this last, Tampa delivers powerfully. Good weather and a carefully preserved history make for excellent tours and vacations. The museums are essential visits. The Busch Garden is otherworldly. Ybor city, with its LGBT emphasis, is hip and happening. The shopping is fantastic regardless of whether you do it in Channelside or the International Plaza Mall. Mexican food pleases your taste buds.

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Tampa Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tampa

  • TreeUmph! Adventure Course
    TreeUmph! Adventure Course New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Are you a Ninja Warrior or just looking for a fun family adventure? TreeUmph! offers half day adventures like no other. You w...

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  • Save 9% Tampa TRIO Pass with Attractions: Aquarium, Zoo, and Museum
    Tampa TRIO Pass with Attractions: Aquarium, Zoo, and Museum New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Get your Tampa Trio - Triplet Pass today and enjoy discounted admission into 3 of Florida's favorite family attractions - The...

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  • Save 7% Day trip to Walt Disney World from Tampa
    Day trip to Walt Disney World from Tampa New on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    Relax and enjoy the comfortable ride while your professional and uniformed chauffeur brings you to Walt Disney World! You wil...

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  • Tampa Bay CityPASS
    Tampa Bay CityPASS 1 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    See the best of Florida's west coast with the Tampa Bay CityPASS! Save time and money with your CityPASS, which allows you to...

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Facts and Stats for Tampa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tampa

    Know the pollution level of Tampa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.54 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.21 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.3 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 34.78 (Low)
  • Tampa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tampa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tampa.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.95 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.44 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.45 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.28 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.34 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.26 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.23 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.18 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.79 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.16 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.63 (Moderate)
  • Living in Tampa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tampa is 191.32 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.54 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.67 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.52 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.23 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.82 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.17 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.84 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 136.36 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tampa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tampa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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