With our 2013 digital travel planner, viewers are exposed to a brief introduction to Tampa, how to get around, where to stay, things to do, dining and nightlife, and even area services.
Additionally, an interactive regional map helps visitors navigate the Tampa Bay area.
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Arts and Culture are a vital component of Tampa Bay's vibrant community. Explore theater groups, orchestras, world-class performance halls, museums, and galleries that provide enriching performances, inspirational youth education programs, and exhibits to showcase the world's most talented artists, actors and musicians.With independent and foreign film, critically acclaimed opera and orchestra, a stellar Broadway series and an eclectic collage of museums featuring the surreal masterworks of Salvador Dali to traveling Smithsonian exhibitions - the Tampa Bay area is fast becoming the cultural core of Florida's Gulf Coast.
Amidst high-rise office buildings and fine hotels is the waterfront arts district comprised of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children's Museum and Florida Museum of Photographic Art. Also downtown are the historic Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa Bay History Center, and the world-famous Tampa Theatre, which recently ranked third on a list of the Ten Best Movie Theaters in the World by The Credits, MPAA.The cigar industry, originally brought to Tampa in the late 1800s by Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, created a 12,000-strong immigrant workforce that churned out 700 million cigars a year and earned Ybor City its former title: "Cigar Capital of the World."