Esplanade at Artisan Lakes
State College of FloridaIn addition to graduating about 40,000 students in the past 55 years, most of whom stay in the area and contribute to its quality of life, SCF offers a variety of services and activities for residents of all ages.
AirportsTampa 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.St. Petersburg-Clearwater International AirportCentrally located between the metropolitan areas of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Tampa, our location provides a unique advantage.
Arts and EntertainmentChihuly ExhibitThe CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Designed so that the art and architecture work together to create a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20 foot sculpture created especially for the site.
The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds, which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences. 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.Tampa Bay Performing Arts CenterThe 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.South Florida MuseumThe South Florida Museum, Parker Aquarium and Bishop Planetarium are all located under one roof.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.
Higher EducationHillsborough 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.University of South FloridaWith 41,000 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries, USF awards more than 4,900 bachelor's degrees and 1,900 master's degrees annually on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Manatee and Lakeland. The University confers more than 150 doctorates in 31 fields, and more than 90 Doctor of Medicine degrees a year. In its short history, USF has awarded more than 200,000 degrees.
Hospitals/ Medical CentersSt Josephs 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.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.Manatee Memorial HospitalManatee Memorial Hospital is a 319-bed acute care facility which has served the Manatee County community for over 60 years.Brandon Regional HospitalBrandon Regional Hospital is a 327-bed, full-service acute care facility with specialty services including Cardiac Surgery, High-Risk Obstetrics, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatrics and Vascular Institute.
RecreationFlorida 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.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.Terra Ceia Aquatic PreserveApproximately 25,000 acres of dedicated shoreline dominated by mangroves and numerous mangrove islands. Aquatic preserves protect the living waters of Florida to ensure that they will always be home for bird rookeries and fish nurseries.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.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.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.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.Fort De Sota ParkWhether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The complexity of the ecology is not immediately apparent, but the park offers the greatest diversity of systems just about anywhere. Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto.Skyway Fishing PierWhen the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier.MOSI - Museum of Science and IndustryOffering 450 exhibits, live science demonstrations, and an IMAX theatre.
Shopping and RetailInternational 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.Ellenton Premium OutletsOver 130 premium outlet stores offering extraordinary savings at this outdoor shopping center.The Mall at University Town CenterThis world-class fashion and dining destination features approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard's and more than 100 stores and restaurants. Great News!Brand New everything within 1 mile! A new regional Mall and Hospital are planned very nearby along Big Bend Road!Westfield Shopping Town Citus ParkWestfield Shoppingtown Citrus Park offers a wide variety of stores and dining locations along with a 20-screen cineplex.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 BrandonWestfield Shoppingtown Brandon is a 980,000-square-foot shopping center offering a wide variety of stores and dining locations.Westshore PlazaFeatures a variety of national stores and boutiques along with up-scale restaurants and a 14-screen movie theatre.
SportsThe Tampa Bay Lightning at the St Pete Times ForumIn additon to being the home of the 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, the St. Pete Times Forum hosts more than 150 events annually, including concerts, family events, ice shows, the circus and indoor sports.Legends FieldEach spring Legends 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.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James StadiumEach fall Raymond James comes to life as Tampa's NFL team the Buccaneer's come to play.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.