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700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Florida sunsets are famous for their beauty. What better way to enjoy one than from a deck of a sailing catamaran on the waters of Tampa Bay? Tampa Bay Sailing Tours offers a two-and-a-half-hour sunset sail from the dock just below the Sail...
707 Harbour Post Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
A light summer rain fell, as we sat in a corner booth eating a mid-afternoon snack of cheeses, jalapeño hummus, local honey, crostini, peach preserves, and pickled olives and garlic. Our attentive waiter kept our glasses of iced tea filled as we...
3203 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629, USA
If this breakfast sandwich picture doesn't make you want to visit Pinky's, I'm not sure what else I can tell you. But how about this: even if diners aren't your thing, you should visit Pinky's. They have cheap Cuban breakfast sandwiches and...
2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Founded in 1905 as a small café serving Cuban coffee and sandwiches to local cigar factory workers, the family-owned-and-operated Columbia has grown into an iconic Spanish restaurant that has been visited by generations of Tampa residents and...
1623 W Snow 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...
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...
333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Located along the Tampa Riverwalk where the Garrison Channel and Hillsborough River come together, the Sail Pavilion (the structure with the blue roof in the photo) is Tampa's only 360-degree waterfront bar. Open from 2 p.m. to last call, the Sail...
Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL, USA
Running south from downtown Tampa, Bayshore Boulevard is the world’s longest continuous stretch of sidewalk, making it the perfect place for running, walking, biking, rollerblading, skipping—whatever your heart desires. Need a distraction from the...
1202 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Nestled outside downtown Tampa sits Fly Bar & Restaurant—but don’t let the quiet neighborhood fool you. This urban bar is the ultimate in cool. With a rooftop deck that affords sunset views over the city, it's the perfect place to sip one of their...
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...
5910 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, USA
The menu at The Refinery in Tampa’s historic Seminole Heights neighborhood changes weekly and always features the freshest available ingredients. Whether produce, fish, meat, or cheese, nothing served in-house is made out of house (unless it’s a...
615 Channelside Dr #117, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Channelside Bay Plaza is a multi-faceted entertainment center located on the Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa. Channelside offers a variety of dining spots, including fine ethnic foods at Tinatapia's (tapas), Thai Thani, or Oisi Sushi. Qachbal's...
1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Founded in 1995 by a family on a mission to bring better beer to Tampa, Tampa Bay Brewing Company is still going strong and set to expand to a second location. Here, along with a wide selection of beers handcrafted on-site by the brewpub's own...
208 E Cass St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Get on your (rented) bike and ride through the streets of Tampa with City Bike. Guides wind riders through the downtown area, into historic Ybor City, and over to the tree-lined Hyde Park neighborhood, all the while regaling the group with...
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 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
The Dalí Museum has a wonderful collection of Salvador Dalí's work. From postcard-sized paintings he did as a child to mural masterpieces, the many sides of Dalí's work fills rooms worth wandering. The museum offers a knowledgeable tour, has a...
1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702, USA
There is more to the St Petersburg/Clearwater area than beaches and boating; there are quiet pockets of nature filled with beauty and wild creatures. Weedon Island Preserve is one of those spots. Located on the northwestern shores of Tampa Bay, it...
3928, 170 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Beach Drive has become something of a hotbed for diverse dining in St Petersburg. Under the direction of Executive Chef and partner Jermy Duclut, Cassis American Brasseire provides a delightful setting for a nice meal at a reasonable price. At the...
7204 Central Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33707, USA
Set in a beautifully restored building on Central Avenue and named for the street in the 14th arrondissement on which the family grew up, Alésia serves French, Vietnamese, and Chinese cuisine with a discrete modern flair. Here the dishes are more...
400 Beach Dr NE #173, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
If I were walking blindfolded, I would still know when I'd come within ten feet of the Savory Spice Shop in St. Pete. The seductive scent of the store's treasure chest of spices escapes out the door every time it is open. It lingers to entice...
101 1st Street Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
St Pete locals and visitors wander the stalls of the Saturday Morning Market in the shadow of old Al Lang Field and the Municipal Marina. Fresh honeys, jams, breads, eggs, organic vegetables and fruits, pineapple (peeled and cored while you wait)...
2909 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA
Mazzarro Italian Market is, hands down, one of THE BEST things about living in St. Pete, FL. First, there are the smells: freshly roasted coffee, bread baking in the ovens, wheels and wheels of parmesan cheese, meatballs cooking in the kitchen,...
Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg is a charming street. To experience the area, take a relaxing stroll along the promenade or drive slowly along. There are numerous places to shop and glimpse local tastes. The museums, pier, shops, galleries,...
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....
701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Whether you want to walk, bike, skate, fish, or just enjoy the view, you can do it on the North Bay Trail. Stretching from Demen's Landing Park (south) to Rio Vista Park (north), The North Bay Trail provides a paved, scenic route where you can...
720 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Just a stone's throw from the St. Petersburg Museum of Art and the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection is a remarkable museum that showcases Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures. Vibrant colors and dramatic compositions are displayed in rooms designed...
400 Beach Dr NE #169, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Whether you are looking for the perfect birthday gift, something new to perk up your mantle, or a souvenir from St. Pete to take home to the family, the Gift Box will have something that fits the bill. The Gift Box is definitely not one of those...
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