Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida.oday, Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA.
Tampa has a number of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. The Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, are actually based in neighboring St. Petersburg, Florida.
Here are a few great things to do in Tampa
Discover Busch Gardens® the extraordinary 335-acre adventure park! It brings together an unrivaled combination of incredible rides and amazing animals. Come and experience a new breed of speed with Cheetah HuntSM and the Cheetah Run, now open. The Cheetah Run puts you just a whisker away from the world's fastest land animals, then on Cheetah HuntSM experience the unmatched speed and agility of the cheetah for yourself on the ultimate launch coaster. That’s just the beginning, with more roller coasters than any other park in Florida, there’s plenty more to test your senses! The floor less dive coaster, SheiKra® takes you 200 feet up, then hurtles you 90 degrees straight down at speeds of up to 70 mph! Then, take a self guided tour around one of the beautiful animal habitats. Jungala gives you the chance to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most endangered animals, Bengal tigers and orangutans, this is not to be missed!
Football in Tampa
Founded in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at the heart of nearly everything in Tampa. In my early days in Tampa, I was always amazed at how gametime was the best time to go to the mall or the grocery store because they were empty of other customers - then I became a football fan and understood why. The Bucs are very active in the local community, and the games are a guaranteed good time.
Of course a car rental is an essential part of any Tampa visit. You will need to make the most of you time so forget public transport as waiting for busses and trains is dead time you could be using to have fun. Car hire in Tampa is cheap and can be collected from may popular locations like Tampa International Airport and St Petersburg-Clearwater Airport.