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Tampa


Tampa is a city on the West Coast of Florida. It is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area (the other two large cities in the area are Clearwater and St. Petersburg), and the third largest city in the state. As of 2005, its population within the city limits was estimated at 326,519, but around 2.7 million people lived in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, which is generally known as the "Tampa Bay Area", "Tampa Bay", or to locals, as simply the "Bay Area". The population of the area has, and continues to grow rapidly, with the urban area having grown by almost 15% between 2000 and 2006, and reaching a total of an estimated 4 million in April of 2007.

The whole of the Tampa Bay Area is well-known for its beaches and nightlife, as well containing many excellent hotels, pools and golf courses, but there are also many tourist attractions in the area too, including a number that fall within the city of Tampa itself.

Some of the attractions in the Tampa area include:
Tampa, Florida


Tampa Facts


Here is some more information about Tampa:
  • The principal airport serving Tampa is Tampa International Airport.

  • Professional sports teams in Tampa include the Florida State League baseball team, the Tampa Yankees, the ice hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the NFL American football team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Perhaps the most famous educational institution in Tampa is the University of South Florida, which is a public university founded in 1956.

  • Tampa's nicknames include "America's Next Greatest City","Cigar Capital of the World (Ybor City)", "Cigar City", "City of Champions", "Lightning Capital of the World", and "The Big Guava".

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Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Travel Guide)

By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-31
Paperback (250 pages)

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City!

A buzzing city center, quaint historic harbor, and more than 35 miles of Gulf Coast beaches: get to know this unique part of the Sunshine State. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, curated for families, beach-goers, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: See surrealist artwork at the Salvador Dali Museum, or soar over the bay at the world's largest skydiving center. Discover the vibrant nightlife of Tampa's historic Latin Quarter, or indulge in a puff of the region's famed cigars. Get your kicks on one of the many thrill rides at Busch Gardens, or kick back with a daiquiri after a relaxing day on the beach
  • Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Firsthand perspective from born-and-raised Floridian Joshua Kinser
  • Focused coverage of Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, South Tampa and Hyde Park, Busch Gardens and North Tampa, Greater Tampa, Downtown St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Gulf Port, Clearwater and Dunedin, and Greater Pinellas County
  • Day trips to Orlando's theme parks, the Nature Coast, and Sarasota
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, wildlife, and geography
With Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Visiting more of the Sunshine State? Try Moon Florida. Exploring by car? Try Moon Florida Road Trip.

Moon Florida Gulf Coast (Moon Handbooks)

By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Kinser Joshua Lawrence
Released: 2016-10-11
Paperback (456 pages)

Moon Florida Gulf Coast (Moon Handbooks)
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Long-time Florida resident Joshua Lawrence Kinser covers the best of the Gulf Coast, from the mangroves of Everglades National Park to the glass skyscrapers and lazy canals of Tampa. Kinser has plenty of fun, interesting trip strategies to offer, including Best Beaches, Camping on the Coast, and RV the GC. Complete with details on snorkeling and diving the Nature Coast's Caverns, wandering through the historical sites of Apalachicola and Tallahassee, and fishing along miles of coast and parkland, Moon Florida Gulf Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Folded Map: Tampa and St. Petersburg Regional Map

By Rand McNally

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Folded Map: Tampa and St. Petersburg Regional Map
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  • Rand McNally Folded Map Tampa and St Petersburg Regional Map
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Rand McNally's folded map for Tampa St.Petersburg is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of Florida, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

Regularly updated
Full-color maps
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Major attractions & Golf Courses
Enlargements of Clearwater, Sarasota, St. Petersburg & Tampa
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed index & Major Street Index
Convenient folded size

Coverage Area

Communities Included: Arcadia, Bartow, Bay Lake, Bradenton, Brooksville, Clermont, Inverness, Lakeland, Leesburg, Tarpon Springs, Winter Haven, Zephyrhills

Product Details

Measures 9.5' x 4' and folds out to 40' x 28'.

Insiders' Guide® to the Greater Tampa Bay Area: Including Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Clearwater (Insiders' Guide Series)

By Anne Anderson

Anderson, Anne W.
Paperback (336 pages)

Insiders  Guide® to the Greater Tampa Bay Area: Including Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Clearwater (Insiders  Guide Series)
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Insiders' Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this beautiful Florida region. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Tampa Bay and its surrounding environs.

TAMPA BAY - The Delaplaine 2017 Long Weekend Guide (Long Weekend Guides)

By Andrew Delaplaine

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TAMPA BAY - The Delaplaine 2017 Long Weekend Guide (Long Weekend Guides)
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Another of Delaplaine’s books offering a personal view on the best things to do, places to eat, shops to visit and attractions to focus on during a Long Weekend in Tampa Bay. LODGINGS - RESTAURANTS - ATTRACTIONS - SHOPPING “Had a great Time in Tampa because of this nifty little book.” ---Freddy G., Las Vegas “There’s really much more to do in the Tampa area than we had any idea of. This book helped us discover it all.” ---Mindy R., Tacoma “I find the Delaplaine guides perfect when I travel. No fluff. Just basic information that cuts to the chase. And when he doesn’t like something, he says so bluntly.” –--Carolyn M., Dayton

Moving to Tampa: The Un-Tourist Guide

By Newt Barrett

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Moving to Tampa: The Un-Tourist Guide
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This practical and lively guide is essential if you are planning to make Tampa your new home. “Moving to Tampa: The Un-Tourist Guide” provides all the vital information you need to make yourself quickly at home. Not just another pretty place, Tampa is a vibrant city boasting and hosting a world class, international airport, professional sports teams, high-end retail, fine dining experiences, multi-national companies, state information you need to make yourself quickly at home. -of-the-art medical facilities, colleges and universities, MacDill Air Force Base and so much more. Tampa is an ideal place to start a career, start a family or start enjoying retirement. Our goal is to help you make the most of our town by showing you how to: • Choose a place to live that suits your lifestyle • Determine the best schools • Relocate your business or launch a new one • Find the best shopping and dining • Participate in the festivals, cultural offerings, and outdoor opportunities • Assimilate quickly within your community READ THIS BOOK TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: Cost of living Utilities Real estate Art, music, and other culture Furniture and interior design Enjoying the outdoors Fashion and shopping Grocers and gourmet shops Pre-K through high school choices Associations and community groups Moving tips Finding a job or starting a business Tampa neighborhoods Property taxes History of Tampa Healthcare resources Renting vs. buying Infant and toddler care Colleges and universities Local media How to dress for Florida climate Sports teams Fitness opportunities Boating and beaches Economic development Important phone numbers and websites

Fodor's Florida 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-11-17
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Fodor s Florida 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the Panhandle's white sandy beaches to Disney World and the Space Coast to hip Miami with its trendy hotels, dining and nightlife, Florida's attractions, along with balmy weather and beautiful people, lure over 80 million visitors to the state every year. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Florida takes a smart insider's look at the state, with helpful planning advice at the start of each chapter.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on shelling, the Daytona Speedway, Art Deco Miami, Spring Training, the Everglades Ecosystems, and fishing. 
· Major sights such as Walt Disney World, South Beach, Key West, Universal Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Tampa Bay, The Dali Museum, Palm Beach, Broward's Inland Waterways, and Little Havana 
· Coverage of: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Naples, Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Sanibel and Captiva, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and more.

Planning to focus on just a part of Florida? Check out Fodor's travel guides to South Florida and The Florida Keys.

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Moon Handbooks)

By Laura Reiley

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Released: 2013-07-23
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Tampa resident Laura Reiley and St. Petersburg resident Bob Jenkins offer their unique perspectives on Tampa and St. Petersburg, from exploring the Salvador Dali Museum to enjoying the quirky Gasparilla Pirate Fest. They include trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as a "Nature Lovers Tour" and "Tampa Sports," covering the Yankees spring training. Including expert advice on the Museum of Science and Industry, Busch Gardens, and nightlife in historic Ybor City, Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die (100 Things to Do In... Before You Die)

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You don't need a reason to come to Tampa Bay. We have beautiful beaches, aquariums, theme parks, and miles of outdoors to explore. But, as 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay Before You Die will show you, there's plenty more to do in Tampa than the obvious. How about stepping into the dark night of Ybor City, discovering the streets and spaces where stories of early immigrants unfold on a walking ghost tour? Get a drink and an ocean view at a hotel that looks like a giant pink birthday cake at the Lowes Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach. Watch the 1940s sponge diving video while taking in Greek culture and some kooky kitsch at Spongeorama in Tarpon Springs. Or travel to the top of the silver onion-shaped minarets at the hotel a railroad baron built at the Plant Museum. One hundred ideas for digging into Tampa Bay await, with insider tips and themed itineraries for those who are ready to do it all.

Fodor's Florida (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

From the Panhandle's white sandy beaches to Walt Disney World and the Space Coast to hip Miami with its trendy hotels, dining and nightlife, Florida's attractions, along with balmy weather and beautiful people, lure over 80 million visitors to the state every year. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Florida takes a smart insider's look at the state, with helpful planning advice at the start of each chapter.

Fodor’s Florida includes:

  • PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides essential information about top attractions, nearby dining, and more
  • PHOTOS AND ITINERARIES to inspire and guide your trip
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Recommendations on new hotels, restaurants, attractions, shops, and sports outfitters throughout the state
  • ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special features throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive features of Florida. Art Deco Miami, Spring Training, and the Everglades Ecosystems, give travelers an unparalleled sense of Florida
  • INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: An "Experience Florida" chapter covering what's new in the state, great itineraries, and other helpful tips helps readers choose their perfect Florida trip. Each chapter opens with a map, Top Reasons to Go, and other essential information to help visitors plan time and vacation details effectively
  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Florida offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife
  • COVERS: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Naples, Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Sanibel and Captiva, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and more


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