As Florida's most diverse destination, Tampa Bay has plenty to be proud of. Here are a few of the places here we got to shine.
Dining & Drinks
Tampa Bay remains a great place to tickle your taste buds.
Bern’s Steak House, “Outstanding Wine Program,”James Beard Foundation
No. 4 (best), Best & Worst Foodie Cities – wallethub.com
50 Pizza Capitals of America – msn.com
20 Florida Craft Breweries You Need to Visit – whio.com
The Independent, “America’s Best Bars for Beer Lovers” – USA Today Travel
10 Best American Cities to Visit for Beer Lovers – travelmath.com
Cigar City Brewing, “Bucket List Breweries: 20 Breweries You Should Visit at Least Once” – coolmaterial.com
Tampa International Airport
Every time I travel, I find myself in yet another airport that's not as good at the one back home. So do a lot of other people, apparently.
No. 1 (best large airport), Best and Worst TSA Checkpoints in the U.S. – Condé Nast Traveler
No. 2, 2016 Travelers’ Choice, Favorites for U.S. Airports – Trip Advisor
Cass Street Bike Path, “America’s Best New Bike Lanes of 2016” – People for Bikes
Art & Culture
Tampa Bay's blend of cultures makes it unique. Where else will you find descendants of Cuban and Spanish cigar workers, Sicilian dairymen, German businessmen, and Cracker ranchers all living in one spot?
Ybor City, “Ten Best Places to Spot a Ghost in Florida” – onlyinyourstate.com
2016’s Best Cities to Celebrate Oktoberfest – wallethub.com
Children & Families
Few places in Florida offer the mix of affordable families activities that you find in a single spot -- Tampa Bay.
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, 8 Amusement Parks that Do Halloween Right – msn.com
Sail Pavilion, No. 1 “Best Dog-friendly Bar or Restaurant” 10Best Readers’ Choice – USA Today
2016’s Most Fun Cities in America – wallethub.com
No. 1, “Ten Cities Americans Are Moving to Right Now” -- Forbes
25 Cities Where Pay Goes Furthest – glassdoor.com
Sports & Outdoors
With four professional sports teams and some of the country's best venues, Tampa Bay is a mecca for anyone looking for a game.
College Football Playoff, “15 Reasons Why Florida Is So Hot in 2017” – MSN.com