Tampa is situated on the north shore of Tampa Bay in West Central Florida. Saint Petersburg lies west of the bay, while Bradenton is on the southern shore. It is a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, a wide variety of attractions and an interesting historic district.
Attractions in Tampa include Busch Gardens Africa, The Florida Aquarium, a streetcar ride to Channelside for shopping, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, or Lightning game and the historic Ybor City.
At Tampa's beaches visitors can do sport fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, and join the party in January as rowdy swashbucklers invade Tampa Bay for the Annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
Things to see and do
* Downtown area
* Visit Ybor city on a streetcar
* Busch Gardens
* Florida Aquarium
* Beaches and water sports
Cruise Season - May - Sept
Currency - US Dollar (US$)
Language - English
Land Area - 290.3 km²
Population - 341,000 approx
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location - The Tampa cruise terminal is on the Ybor channel downtown.
Transport Links - located near the waters of Tampa Bay along I-275. Saint Petersburg Airport is an alternative only fifteen miles away, generally serving smaller routes and discount airlines. A bit further away is Sarasota International, offering proximity to beautiful Gulf beaches to the south of Tampa.
Tampa's Greyhound station is at 610 Polk Street in downtown Tampa.