Tampa Bay for Friends
Collected by Frederick Simeon
The Tampa Bay area is vibrant and diverse, and offers a bit of everything—history, culture, outdoor activities, an emerging dining scene, and an engaging nightlife. With its mix of urban and rural landscapes, there’s a great deal to discover.
7030 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33634, USA
Run by a family with 10 years' experience of running a restaurant in Korea, One Family offers the authentic taste of their homeland. Don't be put off by the restaurant's unassuming appearance and strip mall location, it offers delicious food at...
3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
This is one of our favorite spots in Tampa due to the relaxed atmosphere and excellent quality of their beers. Beer fans will find a lot of options here from light and hoppy to dark and malty. It's less than ten minutes to TPA airport and makes a...
1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Sometimes it is hard to find a piece of "old" Florida; a reminder of what the Tampa Bay area looked like when settlers first came in the 1800s. Luckily Boyd Hill offers the visitor a glimpse into that not-so-distant past. Spend an hour or two...
1303 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Named for the 19th century Cuban freedom fighter, poet, and orator José Martí, this park has belonged to the Republic of Cuba since 1956. It may be small, but the tiny 0.14-acre park on the outskirts of Ybor City is significant in stature. The...
1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
When in America, the Dali Museum is the place to see the works of the Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The lovely waterfront museum houses the largest collection outside of Spain including: 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300...
1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Watching the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball in the air-conditioned comfort of the Tropicana Dome is wonderful! Don't let the outdoor baseball purists tell you otherwise. This is especially true on those days when it is 90 degrees with 90 percent...
111 2nd Ave NE #100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Nested in a side street in the charming city of St. Petersburg is the Sab Cafe: a great hole-in-the-wall find of delicious authentic Thai & Vietnamese dishes. The Thai curry is amazing, a perfect portion size and all dishes are reasonably priced....
901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Farm-to-table restaurants are quickly becoming the most sought-after dining experience and a local favorite in South Tampa is Boca. Working with local farmers, Boca’s menu features tried and true favorites, as well as rotating features depending...
609 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
It may seem oxymoronic, but healthy fast food is the name of the game at Evos. There’s no more guilt when stopping for fries when they are organic, air-baked, and environmentally sound. The fact that it's a chain should not dissuade you from...
803 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Duckweed Urban Market, a little shop in downtown Tampa, is serving up fresh juices with unique flavors—and the combinations may just surprise you. The juice menu changes daily but sample features include Mint Dream (pear, apples, cucumber, lime...
735 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA
The sponge diving industry built a thriving Greek community in Tarpon Springs, FL begining in the 1880s. While the demand for natural sponges peaked in the 1930s, you can still visit the busy sponge docks, which are surrounded by authentic Greek...
744 S Village Cir, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Tucked away between sprawling homes on tree-lined streets, the quiet residential neighborhood of Hyde Park Village is one of Tampa’s best retail spots. The sidewalk cafes, boutiques and specialty shops mingle with national store names to give the...
4103 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, USA
A family-owned Tampa staple for some 42 years, Jimbo’s Pit Bar-B-Q is where hungry locals go to get saucy. Try the chopped pork sandwich platter, crispy hush puppies (some say they are hands down the best hush puppies), and the self-service pickle...