The Tampa Bay Area

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Tampa Bay Area - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Amalie Arena

    Downtown | Music

    Many major events take place at this conveniently located arena, which sits near downtown Tampa in the Channelside district. The Tampa Bay Lightning...Read More

  • 2. Asolo Repertory Theatre


    One of the best theaters in Sarasota stages productions year-round in varying venues, which include the Historic Asolo Theater in the Ringling...Read More

  • 3. Burns Court Cinema


    There aren't many places in the Tampa Bay area where you can catch indie and foreign films. Since it first opened on the edge of downtown Sarasota...Read More

  • 4. Capitol Theatre


    Locals think the recent renovation of this nearly century-old theater, one of several venues run by Ruth Eckerd Hall, is just what sleepy downtown...Read More

  • 5. Mahaffey Theater


    This event spot sits on the south end of the downtown waterfront and is one of the only places in St. Petersburg to see big-ticket national...Read More

  • 6. Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Arts Centers

    This 73,000-square-foot hall hosts national artists and companies performing ballet, opera, and pop, classical, or jazz music. ...Read More

  • 7. Sarasota Opera


    Performing in a historic 1,122-seat downtown theater, the Sarasota Opera features internationally known artists singing the principal roles...Read More

  • 8. Sarasota Orchestra


    Performers have included members of the Florida West Coast Symphony, Florida String Quartet, Florida Brass Quintet, Florida Wind Quintet, and...Read More

  • 9. Straz Center

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    With 335,000 square feet, this is the second-largest arts complex south of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Among the facilities are the...Read More

  • 10. Tampa Theatre

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    This ornate vintage 1926 movie palace hosts films, concerts, and special events. If you catch a flick here, go early to see a set from an old...Read More

  • 11. The Players Theatre


    A long-established community theater, having launched such actors as Montgomery Clift and Paul Reubens, this troupe performs comedies, special...Read More

  • 12. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall


    With its purple, shell-inspired design, this 1,741-seat hall hosts most of the major acts that come to town as well as local performers. In...Read More

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