There’s more to Tampa than its world-renowned beaches. Explore this western Florida city filled with a variety of cultural, historical, and natural charm. You can travel from location to location with ease by hopping on either the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus, or calling a cab or ride share.
Pay a visit to numerous attractions in downtown Tampa, including the Tampa Museum of Modern Art. This museum is home to one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern portion of the U.S. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts exhibits a unique collection of contemporary works from photographers all around the globe, and preserves historic photographic work from artists of various backgrounds.
For outdoorsy folks, the trails at Little Manatee River State Park include various distances and difficulties—even some that border the river. Just outside of Tampa Bay is Rainbow Springs, a more secluded destination with breathtaking scenery, perfect for canoeing or kayaking. Just outside downtown Tampa is a 16,000-acre wildlife preserve known as Canoe Escape. Immerse yourself and take a self-guided, downstream trip on the Hillsborough River.
Tampa has a diverse, unique restaurant scene, which includes authentic and reimagined Cuban-style restaurants; waterfront bistros with fresh, succulent seafood; and various bars at which you can continue the party into the night. More interested in shopping? Be sure to stroll through the charming Hyde Park historical district, full of picturesque tree-lined streets, numerous boutiques, and top high-end retailers.
Find numerous ways to see the sights of Tampa and make your trip an unforgettable experience. Hop on the next Southwest flight and go explore!