Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf
Coast. A major business center, it’s also known for its
museums and other cultural offerings. Busch
Gardens is an African-themed amusement park with
thrill rides and animal-viewing areas. The historic Ybor
City neighborhood, developed by Cuban and Spanish
cigar-factory workers at the turn of the 20th century, is
a dining and nightlife destination.
Ppulation: 377,165 (2016)
St. Petersburg is a city on Florida's gulf coast, part of the
Tampa Bay area. It's known for its pleasant weather (hence
its “Sunshine City” nickname), making it popular for golfing,
boating, fishing and beachgoing. Its waterfront parks host
the Dali Museum, featuring surrealist works of art; the
Museum of Fine Arts, with works ranging from ancient to
contemporary; and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida
Population: 260,999 (2016)
Clearwater is a city in Florida's Tampa Bay area known for
sunny weather and gulf coast beaches. Clearwater Beach,
on a barrier island, is a 3-mile stretch of white sand backed
by hotels and restaurants. Injured dolphins and sea turtles
are rehabilitated at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. At the
city's Spectrum Field, the Phillies pro baseball team plays
spring training games.
Population: 114,361 (2016)
Bradenton is a Florida city on the Manatee River, south
of Tampa. The South Florida Museum has natural and
cultural history exhibits. It also encompasses the
Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium.
The nearby Riverwalk park stretches along the water.
Galleries, studios and shops occupy colorfully
restored 1920s and ‘30s cottages in the Village of the
Population: 55,687 (2016)
Sarasota is a city south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast
that was once the winter home of the Ringling Brothers
Circus. Today, it hosts a number of cultural institutes,
notably the Ringling Museum of Art, which showcases
old masters and modern art. It’s also the gateway to
miles of beaches with fine sand and shallow waters,
such as Lido Beach and Siesta Key Beach.
Population: 56,610 (2016)
Egmont Key State Park is a Florida State Park located on
Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, in the state of
Florida, United States. It lies southwest of Fort De Soto
Park and can only be reached by boat or ferry.
Year built: 1840
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