Whether lounging on the beach watching volleyball and basking in the sun with your favorite drink, or filling your traveling schedule to the maximum with museums, architecture, concerts, dining and shopping, the Tampa Bay Area is sure to please. Fresh seafood, nationally recognized steak houses and trendy martini bars keep visitors and locals busy in the evenings.

Facts

Population

336.264 (Tampa) 253.369 (St. Petersburg) 110.251 (Clearwater)

Currency

$1 dollar (USD) = 100 cents

Opening hours

Most businesses open at 9:00 or 10:00 am and stay open until 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Most restaurants open at 11:00 am or noon and stay open until 10:00 pm. Most bars are open until 2:00 am.

Newspapers

St. Petersburg Times Tampa Tribune tbt* Weekly Planet

Tourist information

Tampa Convention and Visitors Bureau +1 813 223 2752 St. Petersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau +1 727 464 7200

Travel to Tampa

A vibrant city with many historical monuments and cultural sites, Tampa is a classic vacation spot for both Americans and visitors from around the world. Tampa lies near the Gulf of Mexico and its history dates back to the 18th century. Book your flights to Tampa with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a stay in this lush and exciting city.

Top 5 Things To Do in Tampa

  • Visit the Bok Tower Gardens, one of the USA's finest conservation areas featuring a 205 foot Singing Tower, a magnificent historic landscape garden, and more
  • Watch a range of performances at the David A. Stratz Jr. Centre for the Performing Arts. Enjoy Broadway shows, classical music concerts, and even rock concerts
  • Go swimming with the fish or dive with the sharks at the Florida Aquarium. You can also have a peek at shark feeds or enjoy penguin encounters
  • Take a history tour at the Tampa Bay History Centre offering 12,000 years worth of powerful stories
  • Delight in a variety of activities at the Busch Garden Tampa Bay, which includes a combination of thrill rides, theatrical shows, and a large zoo

Plan Your Tampa Holiday

Whether you want to lounge by the Bay or delve into the cultural scene, Tampa has something for everyone.

It is simple to find flight deals to Tampa with Etihad Airways so book your tickets to Tampa with us. The best time to travel to Florida is between September and December. During these months, it is easy to find cheap hotels in Tampa and the weather is mild. January to April is much cooler but also much busier, so be sure to book well in advance. The weather from May to August can be a little muggy, but this is Tampa's busiest time of year.