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

  • Save 7% St Petersburg Segway Nature Tour
    St Petersburg Segway Nature Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Spend a morning in Floridas amazing nature on this fun, scenic and educational Segway tour. Following your small group and kn...

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  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay25 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa is the ultimate family adventure park, featuring an unparalleled combination of animal encounte...

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  • 1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa
    1.5-hour Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise from Tampa12 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Did you know that Tampa Bay is home to over 600 Atlantic Bottle-nose dolphins? On this 1.5-hour cruise, your captain and guid...

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  • Tampa Bay CityPASS
    Tampa Bay CityPASS1 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 14.84 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.27 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.81 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 34 (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 40.12 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.09 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.53 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.16 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.81 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.93 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.63 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.35 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.71 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.98 (Moderate)
  • Living in Tampa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tampa is 194.23 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.57 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.67 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.35 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.76 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.55 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.17 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.86 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 141.97 (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 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.63 USD

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

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