Tampa Bay

A coastal area with active nightlife, beautiful beaches, and vibrant locals.

Welcome to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is a coastal area in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay region is a populous area within the Tampa-St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area in Hillsborough County. Tampa Bay is a body of water surrounded by popular coastal cities like Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater.
Tampa Bay is known for its subtropical weather and being a warm, laid-back place to live. Spring is typically mild with reasonably steady temperatures. The late spring to autumn months is generally warm and dry. The winters are usually mild and remain on the temperate side of the scale. In addition to its warm weather, Tampa Bay is known for its spectacular sunsets and fishing.
Tampa Bay is known for its “friendly” personality. The people are warm and outgoing, and many locals enjoy the small-town charm feel within the big city. It’s also known for its acclaimed nightlife and abundance of entertainment options. With so many things to do, Tampa Bay has something for everyone.

What to Love

  • Beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, and watersports
  • The laid-back lifestyle and active nightlife
  • Walkable areas with shops and dining
  • Close to thriving communities and transportation

Local Lifestyle

Since the 1970s, the Tampa Bay area has become one of America’s premier destinations. With a scenic seacoast, great beaches, and dozens of golf courses, Tampa Bay offers a variety of ways to experience the area, including a wide range of activities, restaurants, nightlife, and miles of beautiful white-sand beaches. Our beaches are world-class, and the area’s varied activities include fishing, boating, and water sports. The area boasts an array of water activities, including surfing, sailing, parasailing, kayaking, scuba diving, and more.
The City of Tampa has a great deal to offer its citizens. Tampa Bay is known for the beauty of its landscape, friendly people, and vibrant economy. Tampa Bay provides a tropical lifestyle, making it an excellent place for its beautiful weather year after year.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Tampa Bay has many lively neighborhoods to explore with top-notch eateries, galleries, theatres, and boutiques. Datz- South Tampa is a bustling gastropub that serves modern American dishes and craft beer in a lively dining space. 
Seasons 52 is an upscale dining space that features seasonal menus with fresh, local ingredients and 52 wines. Circles Waterfront Restaurant is a bright, open dining option that serves seafood and American cuisine with outdoor water views. Mad Dog & Englishmen is a relaxed eatery with an open outdoor dining space that serves British-inspired bar food and other American classics.

Things to Do

Tampa Bay is a place of natural beauty where the real Florida experience is just a short boat ride away. Whether looking for a picturesque cruise through the region or a more rugged adventure, Tampa Bay offers it all. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay is a fantastic space to visit and learn about aquatic animals, coral reefs, conservation, and animal habitats. The venue offers special events like trail talks, evening tide talks, aqua nights, and private event space. 
Tampa Bay History Center is located on the Tampa Riverwalk and has three floors of history, artifacts, and exhibition galleries focused on exploring Florida’s history. Straz Center for the Performing Arts is a Tampa Bay theatre that hosts performances like broadway shows, concerts, speakers, dancers, and more. East Bay Raceway Park is a fun venue that hosts races, motocross, and other events.


Hillsborough County Public Schools serves students over 1,000 square miles and provides academic programs for kindergarten through high school students. In addition to traditional k-12 schools, the district also offers charter, adult technical, virtual, and alternative pathway schools.
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