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Tampa has an interesting history and culture. As a port city and favored destination of Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants, Tampa exudes a decidedly Latino beat. Immigrants provided the labor to support the burgeoning cigar factories and support businesses for the workers. Today, their contributions live on in the city’s institutions: portside entertainment complexes, family-friendly Busch Gardens and gorgeous Gulf beaches a short drive to the west.
Begin your adventure at the Tampa Bay History Museum, and introduce yourself to the cultural icons of the stories city. For an exciting afternoon, explore nearby Channelside Bay Plaza, a family-friendly entertainment complex. Where music ranges from smooth jazz to dueling pianos, and plenty of indoor and outdoor bars, clubs and restaurants overlook the bay.
Trolley service travels to and from Channelside and downtown to Ybor City, previously known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.” The cigar factories have been replaced by lively bars, clubs, and restaurants that overlook the bay. You can find The Florida Aquarium nearby if you enjoy aquatic wildlife. For the foodies among you, be sure to check out the 100-year old Columbia Restaurant with 11 dining rooms that spread across an entire city block. It’s known for authentic Spanish fare, tiles and flamenco shows. Branch Ranch in nearby Plant City is also a great food experience, where family styled dining takes center stage.
Take the family for an afternoon of thrills, sightseeing, and fun. From Safari adventures, roller coasters and the Serengeti truck tour to the Sesame Street play land and rapid rides, there’s plenty to do on an afternoon.
Take advantage of the best of Tampa without worrying about going over budget. Vacation home rentals beat hotels every time with more space and more amenities. Bring the feeling of home with you as you travel and never look for a hotel again!