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With endless sidewalks along the Tampa Bay Shore, piers towering over the Gulf of Mexico, and white beaches filled with shells, you’ve found a great place to stretch your legs. In Tampa Bay, the seaside nature, fine art and distinct community make you feel welcome. But, of course, that’s only the beginning. Give Hyatt hotels a chance to place some excitement on your horizon. Just remember: never forget your camera at sunset.

Explore Tampa Arts and culture.
ARTS/CULTURE
Chihuly Collection

400 Beach Drive

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 896 4527

Right next to the Morean Arts Center, Chihuly, a pioneer of sculpting glass art has his permanent collection ready to astonish as soon as you step through the door.

Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Drive

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 896 2667

With its outstanding new wing, this versatile museum shows off Matisse, Picasso, and O'Keefe.    If that isn't enough, the weekend Jazz Series is a swinging way to get your weekend going.

Salvador Dali Museum

1000 Third Street South

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 823 2767

Celebrating the surreal Spanish painter, his reputation as a madman is genuinely reflected in the architecture and store.  The shop has gifts that are just as clever as the works within the halls.

St. Petersburg Little Theater

4025 31st Street South

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 866 1973

This is the core of St. Petersburg's theater community.  Broadway titles have been greeted by Gulf coast audiences since 1925.

Museum of Science and Industry

4801 East Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 987 6100

Packed with activities, this museum is  complete with an IMAX Theater, human body exhibit, and a high-wire bicycle.  You can even experience hurricane force winds in "Disasterville."

Sunsets at Pier 60

10 Pier 60 Drive

Clearwater, FL

+1 727 461 7732

Take time to interact with street performers while the sunset flirts with the clouds in the background at this Clearwater nightly affair.

Places to see in Tampa.
PLACES
St. Petersburg Pier

800 Second Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 821 6164

Unlike any of its kind, "The Pier" expands a quarter mile into Tampa Bay.  If you prefer to gallivant near shore, there's a wealth of shops and food to explore.

Fort Desoto Park

3500 Pinellas Bayway South

Tierra Verde, FL

+1 727 893 9185

This historic waterfront locale was given top honors for best beach in America on Tripadvisor.  Not surprising, given its crystal blue water perfect for kayaking or lounging the afternoon away.

Lowry Park Zoological Garden

1101 West Sligh Avenue

+1 813 935 8552

The Manatee Center is top notch, but the four African elephants are absolutely enchanting.  Known for its intimacy, the grounds were recently named top zoo in America by Parents Magazine.

Raymond James Stadium

4201 Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, FL

+1 813 350 6500

Hosting the Outback Bowl and the beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this stadium blasts cannons out of a 100-foot pirate ship after touchdowns.

Ybor City

1600 East 8th Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 248 3712

Here, Seventh Avenue has a heavy dose of Cuban heritage, rolled cigars included.  Palms line the cobblestone street where the party is pumping, especially on weekends.

Busch Gardens Serengeti Plain

3000 East Busch Boulevard

Tampa, FL

+1 888 800 5447

If you thought the coasters were thrilling, wait until you witness lions, zebras, and giraffes in all of their luster aboard the Serengeti Express Railway.

Weeki Wachee Springs

6131 Commercial Way

Spring Hill, FL

+1 352 592 2004

Glass-bottom boats make the visit unique, but witnessing swimming mermaids can't be topped after an afternoon at this bizarre, yet delightful, old-fashioned Florida attraction.

Places to eat, drink and play in Tampa.
EAT/DRINK/PLAY
717 South

717 South Howard Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 250 1661

Hearty Italian favorites and Gulf fresh seafood stand out amongst the unique menu where you'll find items like the "Lollipop Porkchops."

Acropolis Greek Tavern

1833 East 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 242 4545

Sure, you can try some of the finest Greek food in the Tampa area, but it'll seem like a side show next to the dancing servers who are known to smash a plate or two.

Bern's Steak House

1208 South Howard Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 251 2421

Get personal treatment when it comes to ordering your steak, which you can bet will be impeccable.   They'll even give you a tour of their wine cellar and kitchen after dessert.

The Bricks of Ybor

1327 East Seventh Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 247 1785

Whether you need a cocktail, coffee or the Elvis sandwich (peanut butter, banana and bacon) this restaurant/coffee shop provides the perfect level of hip sophistication.

Moon Under Water

332 Beach Drive

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 896 6160

Inside, the mango chutney, chicken curry, and saffron basmati are nods to Britain's Eastern colonies.

The Refinery

5137 North Florida Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 237 2000

The fresh menu items are made in house. The artistic flair and welcoming service are top priority here, making this a no-brainer for brunch (the mimosas help too).

Wright’s Gourmet House

1200 South Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, FL

+1 813 253 3838

Although this deli doesn’t serve cocktails, its specialty is the Beef Martini, a sandwich with rare roast beef, white wine-marinated mushrooms and bacon.

Places to go shopping in Tampa.
SHOPPING
All Sewn up Boutique

621 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 289 7034

New York and L.A. designers fill this local St. Petersburg boutique's unique rooms.  They also host art shows and small musical events if you aren't fashion inclined.

Heavenly Things

216 1st Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL

+1 727 822 8938

They're aiming to keep you harmonious, proving their "mystical fanciness", which is how they describe themselves.  It's perfect for gift buying or hanging out while a concert’s outside.

Pink Palm Boutique

1532 South Dale Mabry HighwayL

Tampa, FL

+1 813 259 9780

The area's only Lilly Pulitzer Signature store, this exclusive shop also features an impressive house ware collection and a giant shoe selection, featuring Jack Rogers.

The Blue Dahlia Marketplace

409 Cleveland Street

Clearwater, FL

+1 727 239 7858

You won't find many big names on the homemade house wares, jewelry, or vintage apparel here.  However, the quality shines through in this downtown Clearwater gem.

Dunedin Shopping

Douglas Avenue

Clearwater, FL

Unmatched in the Gulf coast area for shopping when it comes to beachwear or more stylish attire, the small town feel brings in cool specialty shops and antiques.

Inkwood Books

216 South Armenia Avenue

Tampa, FL

+1 813 253 2638

Tampa rarely sees rain, but there's no better place to rummage through when it happens.  The selection of the city's best indy book store never disappoints.

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