Tampa Tourism

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.

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

  • Save 4% Sunset Cruise from Clearwater
    Sunset Cruise from Clearwater55 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 45 Mins

    On this 1 hour and 45 minute sunset cruise from Clearwater, explore the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico while soaking ...

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  • Save 4% Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
    Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour56 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 45 Mins

    Go in search of bottlenose dolphins on this 2-hour cruise from Floridas Clearwater Bay to the beautiful, emerald-green waters...

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  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Admission Ticket
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Admission Ticket25 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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  • Save 9% The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
    The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay14 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Days

    Explore and learn about more than 20,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Touch a bamboo shark or a s...

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

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.89 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35.58 (Low)
  • How safe is Tampa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tampa.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.3 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.02 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.74 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.76 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 39.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.17 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.8 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.34 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.3 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.21 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.7 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.63 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tampa is 181.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 52.4 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.67 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.33 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.48 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.58 (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.

  • 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 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.86 USD

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