Tampa is Florida's most diverse travel destination


TAMPA (WTHR) — If you're vacationing in Tampa, Florida prepare yourself for blue skies and warm weather. Tampa is known for its waterfront beaches, more than a century of Cuban culture and as Florida's most diverse travel destination. The city is just a car ride across the bay from popular tourist destinations Clearwater and St. Petersburg, both of which are along the Gulf of Mexico.

Nickname: The Big Guava

Population: 385,430 (According to 2017 Census)

Avg. Temp: Winter - 72; Spring - 82; Summer - 91; Fall - 84

Travel tips:

  • Tampa has two airports: Tampa International and St. Pete-Clearwater International.
  • Travelers can get to Tampa directly via Southwest. Allegiant has direct flight from Indianapolis.

Fun facts:

  • Home to Florida's oldest restaurant, Columbia.
  • One of America's most haunted places: Ybor City, where the Travel Channel named the Cuban Club one of the top 10 most haunted places in the U.S.
  • Gasparilla Pirate Festival has been going on for more than 100 years and is kind of a big deal for Tampa residents.

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