With award-winning restaurants, shopping, and cultural opportunities, Tampa offers an unparalleled living experience.
If sports is your passion, watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, or the Tampa Bay Lightning. For higher education, Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida, and University of Tampa are nearby.
Gasparilla, a mock pirate invasion is often referred to as the Mardi Gras of Tampa. Other yearly events include the Florida State Fair, an air show at MacDill Air Force Base, and the anime convention, Metrocon. Recently, Tampa was chosen to host the India International Film Festival Awards and the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Tampa’s rich history includes names like Henry B. Plant, who connected Tampa to the rest of the United States’ railways, leading to our first real tourist industry. Ybor City housed cigar manufacturers for many years, leading to a rich Cuban influence still seen today.
And don’t forget our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches!