The City of Tampa is the largest city in Hillsborough County and the third most populous city in Florida. It is located on the west coast of Florida, approximately 200 miles northwest of Miami, 180 southwest of Jacksonville, and 20 miles northeast of St. Petersburg. Tampa’s economy is founded on a diverse base that includes tourism, agriculture, construction, finance, health care, government, technology, and the port of Tampa.
The American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship is a unique and innovative maritime attraction aboard the World War II era merchant ship SS American Victory. Located near downtown Tampa and adjacent to the Florida Aquarium, the memorial creates a world-class museum depicting life aboard Victory and other classes of merchant ships during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Busch Gardens & Adventure Island
Busch Gardens is a 335 acre African theme, family entertainment park. Adventure Island (next to Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Busch Gardens) features 36 acres of water recreation areas.
The Florida Aquarium is a three-story, glass domed aquarium featuring exhibits related to Florida’s ecosystem and aquatic habitats.
Henry B. Plant Museum
The Henry B. Plant Museum displays furnishings and gilded art original to the former Tampa Bay Hotel; exhibits trace the history of the hotel and the Tampa area.
Lowry Park Zoo
The Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 350 exotic animal species from around the world.
Museum of Science & Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is a science and technology center containing more than 200,000 square feet of exhibits and hands-on displays.
Tampa Bay History Center
The Tampa Bay History Center displays artifacts, memorabilia, maps, military uniforms and photographs depicting life in the Tampa Bay region from past to present.
Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art provides art-related experiences for visitors of all ages.
Tampa Theatre is open year-round and features an acclaimed Film Series of cinema from around the world.
Ybor City is one of only three National Historic Landmark Districts located in the State of Florida. Ybor City attracts large numbers of visitors due to the wide variety of shops, restaurants, clubs, and galleries.