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Looking for thrills, adventure and culture? You’ll find plenty to love in Tampa Bay. This city has everything under the Florida sun – and then some. With great weather, sparkling water, fabulous food and creative craft beers, Tampa Bay has plenty of treasures to discover. Here's where you'll find the Florida Gulf Coast's most hip happenings.   
    

Florida’s Most Thrills

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Start your adventure on a high note – a really high one – on the continent’s highest free-standing drop tower at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Falcon’s Fury takes you more than 91 metres (300 feet) high before dropping you at 96 km/h. Then, experience a 45-metre (150-foot) skyward surge to the top of Florida’s tallest launch coaster, Tigris, which propels riders to speeds exceeding 96 km/h. And those are just two of the many world-class thrill rides this massive park offers.

 

Florida’s Most Adventure

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Explore the Tampa Riverwalk, a 3.8-kilometre pedestrian path that conveniently links downtown’s most popular destinations like gems on a string. This walkway transforms every stroll or bike ride into an adventure by connecting unique shopping, dining and entertainment options, along with an amazing mix of museums and parks for visitors of all ages.

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Experience hands-on learning at the Glazer Children’s Museum, catch Broadway shows at the Dave A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, pet stingrays at The Florida Aquarium… and much more. The Tampa Riverwalk is a must-experience part of any visit to Tampa Bay.

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In the shadow of the Tampa Marriott Water Street, you’ll find several options for getting in touch with Tampa Bay’s watery side. Pedal – don’t paddle – your way around the bay on a rental from Tampa Water Bike Co. Gather with friends (or make new ones) and rent a self-drive Tampa eBoat to see the city from a whole new angle. Take a dolphin-spotting tour of the bay with Captain Larry Salkin aboard the Pirate Water Taxi. For extra fun, go out at dusk and watch downtown’s bridges and buildings light up for the night.
  

Florida’s Most Craft Culture

Tampa Bay is brewing up quite a reputation as one of “America’s Top Ten Emerging Beer Towns,” according to The Pour Fool. And the craft beer scene is always growing, so no matter what style of brew you’re into, there’s plenty to savour.

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Cigar City Brewing Co. is Tampa Bay’s most awarded craft brewer. The main tasting room is on Spruce Street between the airport and Raymond James Stadium. Cigar City’s Jai Alai is one of the most sought-after beers in the USA.

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Coppertail Brewing sits a few blocks from the action of Ybor City in a former factory that now churns out such beauties as Free Dive IPA. A wall-sized mural captures the mythical beast that gives the brewery its name.

 

Florida’s Most Stylish Shopping

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Florida’s most diverse shopping options await you in Tampa Bay, with purchases for every price point. International Plaza & Bay Street has more than 200 stores filled with luxury brands, including Tiffany & Co., Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton. Test-drive the latest gadget at the Apple Store. Or, imagine yourself living in your dream home at the newly opened, two-storey Restoration Hardware showcase.
   

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Whatever you like, you can unlock it on your next Tampa Bay adventure. 
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