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Tampa is located on the Bay Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, in the U.S. state of Florida. The population of the city is around 340,000 (2010), while the metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.8 million.
Tampa is a major trade center and industrial city – but probably associated primarily with the comprehensive tourism in the area.
The Spaniards conquered the area already in the 1500s, but it was not until the mid 1800s Tampa grew as a city. Growth, however, did not wait a little, but after 2 World War the city into a formidable expansion period.
Tampa has a number of exciting attractions to offer, including Ybor City – a city districts that were the heartland of the city’s extensive cigar production, but which today has a lively nightlife with numerous bars and clubs. The area’s authenticity is preserved by the old cigar factories are still there. A more upscale nightlife district are in Channelside, which the writer Several gourmet restaurants.
In addition, there are also many great adventures for families in Tampa. This applies first and foremost theme park “Busch Gardens”, which focuses on Africa. Here you can both enjoy a variety of African animals and use one or more of the park’s many roller coasters. Nearby, Adventure Island, a giant water park.
Tampa’s most famous promenade is 7 km long sidewalk Bayshore Boulevard, where the views are fabulous. This will be the world’s longest continuous sidewalk.
Otherwise Tampa known pirate festival “Gasparilla Festival”, held each year in January. Then there are crowds of people, with a boat processions as the main attraction.
The nearest airport is Tampa International Airport, located 11 km west of the city center.