Looking for things to do in Tampa Bay? Whether you are a life-long or time-to-time resident or a newcomer to this beautiful city, you won’t have to look far. There is no shortage of options when it comes to recreation, entertainment, culture, cuisine, shopping, learning… or if you’re interested in building your career… exciting opportunities for growth!
5 Can’t-Miss Things to Do In Tampa Bay
Don’t miss out on Tampa’s best offerings:
Make It a Beach Day
When in Rome… Well, when in the Sunshine State, go to the beach! You cannot miss Clearwater Beach, which was named the number one beach in the country by TripAdvisor (twice). If all you want to do is relax, you will savor the soft white sand, crystalline water, and great views. If you are looking for a little excitement, you are in luck. Watch street performers, stroll through diverse vendors for souvenirs, take in a sunset cinema on weekends, and bring the kids to the amazing playground.
You can also go on sunset cruises, dolphin-watching tours, and speedboat rides, visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and walk, bike, scoot, or glide your way around the world-famous beach.
Tampa is also home to other excellent options, including Davis Island Beach and Fort De Soto Park Beach.
Cheer On the Home Team
Tampa has year-round sunshine and year-round sports action for fans. Catch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadiums; when the Bucs cross the 20-yard line or score in the north end zone, the 103-foot pirate ship, sailing above in the stadium, fires its cannons. (Don’t worry; it’s perfectly safe – and fun!)
You can also root for the:
- Tampa Bay Lightning. Catch all the NHL action at Amalie Arena, the coolest place in Tampa!
- New York Yankees. NY meets Tampa when the Yankees come to town for spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
- Tampa Bay Rays. This MLB American League East team is a hometown favorite at Tropicana Field.
- Tampa Bay Rowdies. If soccer’s your sport, be sure to watch the Rowdies. The professional North American Soccer team has been wowing fans since 2010 at Al Lang Stadium.
- The Tampa Spartans. The University of Tampa boasts multiple national championships in a variety of sports. From women’s and men’s basketball to swimming and volleyball, the Spartans put on a great show.
- The University of South Florida. USF has 17 women’s and men’s teams. Get your fill of baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, football, and more.
Tampa is home to many minor league teams, college teams, and pro teams. You can always find a game, match, or meet!
Tour the Area’s Many Museums
Tampa has a variety of museums devoted to history (Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa Bay History Center, SS American Victory Mariners’ Memorial and Museum Ship, Ybor City Museum State Park), art (Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, USF Contemporary Art Museum), science (Glazer Children’s Museum, Museum of Science and Industry), and specialty museums devoted to everything from firefighters and police officers to the African Diaspora.
Soak In the Culture.
In addition to wonderful museums, Tampa is a hotspot for culture and diversity. An ordinary walk is transformed into an extraordinary opportunity to explore culture when you stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk. You’ll encounter Latin music, sidewalk art shows, stunning public sculptures, and more.
Plan to attend one of the city’s vibrant festivals as well. Top choices include:
- Tampa Riverwalk Food and Art Festival
- Tampa Pride
- Sunset Music Festival
- Tampa Riverfest
- The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally
- Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
- Cuban Sandwich Festival
- Bay Area Renaissance Festival
There’s plenty more where these came from and something for (literally) every taste.
No surprise, you’ll be able to find a vast array of options when it comes to dining. From seafood, BBQ, and Italian; to Cuban, Spanish, Thai, and Chinese, there is – again – something for everyone. You will find upscale dining, casual bites, or food truck fare that will make your mouth water. What are you in the mood for? Sample the best of Downtown Tampa Bay.
More Things to Do In Tampa Bay
The list could go on and on! The best way to discover the area is to explore. There is always something new and different to try.
And if you are looking for something new and different when it comes to your career, there is no better place to seek it than Tampa Bay. The economy is highly diversified and strong, with thriving information technology, science, defense, and manufacturing industries. Business owners who want to propel their careers and companies to the next level find boundless opportunity here.
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