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.

Bern's Dining Room

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 Citieswallethub.com

50 Pizza Capitals of America – msn.com

Craft Beer

20 Florida Craft Breweries You Need to Visitwhio.com

The Independent, “America’s Best Bars for Beer Lovers” – USA Today Travel

10 Best American Cities to Visit for Beer Loverstravelmath.com

Cigar City Brewing, “Bucket List Breweries: 20 Breweries You Should Visit at Least Once” – coolmaterial.com

Tampa International Airport

Getting Around

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. AirportsTrip Advisor

Biking

Cass Street Bike Path, “America’s Best New Bike Lanes of 2016” – People for Bikes

Oktoberfest

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

Busch Gardens

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 Rightmsn.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 Furthestglassdoor.com

Bucs Stadium

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