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Local Area Attractions

Whatever your lifestyle, you'll find it in Tampa Bay

Combine a perfect climate and some of the nation’s most popular attractions, and it's easy to understand why the Tampa Bay area is a favorite tourist destination, while our residents get to enjoy our many cultural and entertainment options all year round! 

Do the Cultural Arts interest you? Our nearly 10 Million visitors and 100,000 new residents each year will get to discover a vibrant arts community alive with contemporary art, museums, performing arts and a community with a deep respect for our unique cultural heritage. The Tampa Museum of Art is a cultural landmark situated along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The museum is located in the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park which is also home to the Glazer Children’s Museum. The Glazer Children’s Museum features 12 themed areas, including health, technology and engineering exhibits, and 170 “interactivities” for families that are accessible and bilingual.

Just across the bays of Tampa you’ll discover that the Clearwater and St. Pete areas are enriched by  our world-class museums such as the Salvador Dali, home of the largest collection of his work outside Spain, the Florida Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center bringing the depth of emotion from that era, and the Museum of Fine Arts with its elegant building showcasing world-renown artists such as Allen Leepa and Abraham Rattner, including their friends Picasso, Rouault, Hofmann and Ernst just to name a few! The Florida International Museum provides art exhibits from around the world is a great family destination.

Sports or Outdoors your lifestyle? Then look no further because Tampa Bay leads the nation with outdoor opportunities and a world class collection of sports franchises.

In fact, Clearwater was selected as the Sports Illustrated Florida Sportstown in 2004. Each year the city hosts hundreds of swimming, basketball, baseball and softball competitions, among others, bringing athletes to the area to compete but also to enjoy all Clearwater and the Tampa Bay Area has to offer.

Whether a visitor looking to get to know the Tampa Bay Area a little better or a local, we’ve assembled a great guide to help you locate things to do that fit your lifestyle. Welcome to the bay area!