If you're headed to the Tampa Convention Center, you may want to arrive early or stay a few days after your event. Mild Tampa weather allows for year-round enjoyment of Tampa Bay beaches, attractions, sports and more.
Things to Do in Tampa Bay
The Tampa Convention Center is not only right on the water, it's minutes away from some of Florida's best attractions.
Run wild at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, stare down the sharks at The Florida Aquarium, feed your spirit at the Tampa Museum of Art or take a tour through history on the American Victory Ship, one of only four fully-operational WWII ships in the country.
You'll also be close to the concerts and other events at Tampa Bay Times Forum (formerly the "St. Pete Times Forum"), consistently named one of the best entertainment venues nationwide.
Tampa Bay Beaches
If you picture pristine, sugar-white sand when you think of the beach, you're envisioning Tampa Bay beaches!
In recent years, more than one have been named not just the best beach in Florida but in the country (including St. Pete Beach, TripAdvisor's #1 pick in 2012). You'll fall in love with Indian Rock Beach, North Beach and many more.
Tampa Restaurants, Nightlife & Shopping
Tampa restaurants offer incredible dining, from Old World Spanish flavors to the best seafood and steaks on the East Coast. You can also hop a historic streetcar to the cafes and shops of nearby Channelside.
Day or night, stroll the Tampa Riverwalk, and when the sun goes down, spend a couple hours enjoying concerts in Tampa or the vibrant Tampa theater scene before dancing the night away in our sizzling Latin Quarter: Ybor City.
Golf, jet skiing and boating are some of Tampa Bay's finest sporting activities — not surprising in a place where everywhere you look there's a waterfront view!
Sport spectators will love being close to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, home of Stanley Cup hockey champions Tampa Bay Lightning and five-time arena football champions Tampa Bay Storm.