Welcome to Tampa
With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, a rich culture infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors, vibrant business districts and beautiful waterways, Tampa is a wonderful place to work, play, and unwind. It’s no wonder Tampa is constantly making the top of the lists for best cities, best places to live, best access to cultural and sporting events, best places to eat with award winning cuisine, best places to vacation and the list goes on.
Downtown Tampa is alive with urban parks, including the gorgeous Tampa Riverwalk this cool promenade which was just voted one of the best River Walks in the country meanders around the downtown waterfront and gives you gorgeous vistas over the Hillsborough River. The riverwalk is one of the coolest things Tampa is famous for. Along its length, you can view a superb collection of public art that ranges from murals to sculptures. On the walkway, you’ll also find key Tampa landmarks like the Tampa Museum of Art and the Florida Aquarium., hip bars and innovative restaurants, shopping, and amazing restorations of turn-of-the-century buildings.
For residents and visitors alike, there’s no shortage of family fun in Tampa, whether it’s walking the ecosystems at the Florida Aquarium, enjoying a day of fun at any one of our great museums and venues. Take a day at the ball game and enjoy a Buccaneer Football, Lightning Hockey, Yankees Spring Training game or taking a quick trip over the bridge to see the Tampa Bay Rays. There is no shortage of great sporting events year round to enjoy.
Take a walk on the wild side riding one of the many thrill-coasters at Busch Gardens or a day of fun in the sun at Adventure Island. Feel like you are up north in the winter time at the first ever outdoor snow park in the south where you can enjoy tubing, ice skating, an indoor igloo and winter park and more. Experience the country's first ever Crystal Lagoon with all day play in the sun where you can enjoy access to the lagoons as a resident of the community or enjoy day passes for non residents that give all day access to a tropical beach paradise, swimming in clear, blue water, water slide, family lawn games, beach volleyball, and access to the Sandbar swim-up bar. The Lagoon also offers individual activities you can add to your day like experiencing the lagoon up close and in style with a single or double Kayak or Stand up Paddle Board, an Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bumper Boats, Private Aquaban, Cabana and Tiki rentals, Premium Seating and Beach Umbrellas.
For outdoors and adventure seekers who want to hike, bike, paddle or see wildlife, hit one of the Tampa area’s many parks and preserves, such as Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa or Lettuce Lake Park in north Tampa. If the exotic animals at Busch Gardens aren’t enough for you, head to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. It features over 2,000 animals from Asia, Africa, Australia, as well as native Floridian species all in their natural habitats. You can get “backstage passes” to meet some of the zoo’s residents, such as turtles and penguins. Or even get the chance to feed a rare Indian rhino. On site, you’ll be able to do a safari through an African habitat, hop on a mini train, or ride a family-friendly roller coaster.
Tampa is known for being a great city for all ages and tastes, offering places to live that fit any budget and lifestyle catering to everyone, including families, 55+ communities, outdoor adventure seekers, immersive culture and extraordinary restaurants for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike.