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Airports

St Petersburg Clearwater International AirportCentrally located between the metropolitan areas of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Tampa, our location provides a unique advantage.Tampa International AirportTampa International Airport is an award winning facility due to its unique architectural design and travel friendly functionality. Located minutes from both the Westshore and downtown business districts, the corporate traveler can enjoy easy accessibility to many desired destinations.

Arts and Entertainment

Tampa Museum of ArtLocated along the scenic Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, Florida, the Tampa Museum of Art provides a broad range of art-related experiences for visitors of all ages. The Museum collection includes twentieth-century and contemporary art and a renowned collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. A changing special exhibitions program provides a lively mix of classical and contemporary shows.Dali MuseumThe Salvador Dali Museum is the permanent home of the world's most comprehensive collection of the renowned Spanish artist's work. Compiled by the A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Morse over a 45-year period, it is celebrated for its 95 oil paintings, and features excellent examples from Dali's four major periods.Ringling Museum of ArtThe John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which is affiliated with Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. The 66-acre estate is the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936), one of the great business tycoons of his day. The Museum of Art, recognized as the state art museum of Florida, includes 21 galleries of internationally recognized European and American art with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and other baroque masters. In addition, the estate encompasses Cà d'Zan, the recently restored 32-room Ringling mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo theater; the Rose Garden and beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.Ybor CityKnown to locals as Tampa's "Latin Quarters" Ybor City is filled with sights, sounds and plenty of entertainment.Straz CenterThe Straz Center is located on a nine acre site along the east bank of the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa, and provides an environment for a wide variety of performances, concerts, and events. The 300,000 square foot, state-of-the-art complex is the largest performing arts center in the Southeastern United States.Tampa TheaterIn a recent USA Today feature, Tampa Theatre was named one of 10 great places in the country to revel in cinematic grandeur.Channelside Bay PlazaChannelside Bay Plaza is one of Tampa's most popular destinations for dining, entertainment and retail.

Higher Education

Hillsborough Community CollegeHillsborough Community College offers classes throughout the Tampa Bay area with campuses on Dale Mabry Highway and in Ybor City, Plant City, and Brandon, our students can find classes at convenient locations and times.St. Leo UniversityAs Florida's first Catholic institution of higher learning, Saint Leo University offers over 41 academic programs, including five graduate programs and an online MBA program.University of South FloridaThe University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities. Pasco Hernando Community CollegeAs Florida's newest community college, Pasco-Hernando Community College combines high-tech educational facilities and state-of-the-art programs with an old-fashioned focus on teaching.

Hospitals/ Medical Centers

Largo Medical CenterLargo Medical Center is now designated as a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).Florida Hospital TampaOur hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region. Tampa General HospitalTampa General Hospital serves a 12-county region with a population in excess of 4 million, in West Central Florida. TGH serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Since 1971, the College of Medicine has graduated nearly 1,700 physicians and prepared 2,000 doctors in specialty residency programs. Ranked among the nations top 100 research universities, USF and TGH are committed to developing advances in medicine through both clinical practice and research.St. Joseph's HospitalA highly skilled and experienced staff of physicians with national and international reputations care for infants, children and adults at St. Joseph's Hospital. More than 70 specialties are represented among the medical staff, from internal medicine to cardiology, neurology to surgery.

Recreation

Hillsborough County Parks and RecreationThe Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department provides a myriad of services that provide citizens of Hillsborough County and visitors leisure opportunities in a wide variety of activities. This is accomplished through sections that oversee recreation centers/playgrounds, athletics, resource management, regional parks, therapeutic recreation, design, construction, and maintenance.Lowry Park ZooFor the young and the young of heart, Lowry Park Zoo offers enjoyment for everyone. Visit more than 1,600 animals in lush habitats and experience our rides, water play areas, shows and restaurants.Adventure IslandAdventure Island's 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun features the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children's water playground and other family attractions such as outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, gift shops, arcades and a championship white-sand volleyball complex.MOSI - Museum of Science and IndustryOffering 450 exhibits, live science demonstrations, and an IMAX theatre.Florida AquariumOpened in March 1995, the 200,000 sq-ft aquarium tells Florida's unique water story as it follows a drop of water from its underground source to the open sea. Over 10,000 aquatic plants and animals both native to Florida and from all over the globe.Tarpon Springs Sponge DocksWith approximately 15 restaurants and more than 100 shops, the Sponge Docks offer something of interest for everyone. You can take a leisurely sightseeing cruise down the Anclote River, enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise to the Gulf, take a 5 hour casino cruise, or experience a live, sponge diving exhibition You can also visit the 120,000 gallon salt water aquarium, tour the sponge museum, or go deep sea fishing.Busch GardensBusch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens provides unrivaled "real" excitement for guests of every age.Pasco County Parks and RecreationPasco County has currently 34 County parks, that serve the needs of the residents by providing various amenities from wilderness camping to meticulous maintained sports fields. The County is home to three State Canoe Trails: Pithlachascotee River Trail, Hillsborough River State Recreation Trail, and the Withlacoochee River Canoe Trail. In addition, the County is the southern terminus of the Withalcoochee State Trail, a linear State park.

Shopping and Retail

International PlazaInternational Plaza, adjacent to Tampa International Airport, is the most distinctive shopping and dining destination of Florida's West Coast. Four fashionable department stores, over 200 specialty shops and Bay Street at the Plaza... an open-air village of fine restaurants and small boutiques.The Shops at WiregrassLocated near Connerton, just off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Wesley Chapel, The Shops at Wiregrass is an open-air retail destination.Westshore PlazaFeatures a variety of national stores and boutiques along with up-scale restaurants and a 14-screen movie theatre.Old Hyde Park VillageAn outdoor pedestrian mall featuring unique shops, restaurants and theatres, all in a park-like setting near downtown Tampa.Westfield Shopping Town Citus ParkWestfield Shopping town Citrus Park offers a wide variety of stores and dining locations along with a 20-screen cineplex.

Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James StadiumEach fall Raymond James comes to life as Tampa's NFL team the Buccaneer's come to play.George M. Steinbrenner FieldEach spring George M. Steinbrenner Field is home to the New York Yankess Spring Training. Throughout the rest of the year, Legends Field is host to a variety sporting and entertainment events, including the Tampa Yankees home games.The Tampa Bay Lightning at the Amalie ArenaIn additon to being the home of the 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, the Amalie Arena hosts more than 150 events annually, including concerts, family events, ice shows, the circus and indoor sports.Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana FieldTropicana Field located in downtown St. Petersburg is proud to be the home of Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays.
Last Updated: 7/6/2015