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The Tampa Bay Area Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Tampa Bay Area Vacation

If you seek a destination that's no one-trick pony, the Tampa Bay region is a spot you can't miss. Encompassing an area from Tarpon Springs to Tampa proper and all the way south to Sarasota, it's one of those unsung places as dynamic as it is appealing—and word has definitely started to spread about its charms. With its long list of attractions—from pristine beaches to world-class

museums—it's easy to see why.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Art gone wild Whether you take the guided tour or chart your own course, experience the one-of-a-kind collection at the Salvador Dalí Museum, which has relocated to a gorgeous waterfront building in downtown St. Petersburg.
  2. Cuban roots You'll find great food and vibrant nightlife in historic Ybor City, just east of downtown Tampa.
  3. Beachcomber bonanza Caladesi Island State Park has some of the best shelling on the Gulf Coast, and its five-star sunsets are a great way to end the day.
  4. Culture fix If you love the arts, there's no finer offering in the Bay Area than at the Florida State University Ringling Center for the Cultural Arts in Sarasota.

When To Go

When to Go

Winter and spring are high season, and the amount of activity during this time is double that of the off-season. Beaches do stay pretty packed through...

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