When people imagine Tampa, they usually think of beaches—which is somewhat misleading. Most of the best beaches are actually on the Gulf of Mexico coast, across Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. But Tampa does have a swimmable beach and a bar scene along the Courtney Campbell Causeway, a road that connects Tampa and the south end of Clearwater. Commonly referred to as Rocky Point, this area has high-end hotels with tropical views and seafood restaurants such as the Pelican and Crabby Bill's. Head to nearby Raymond James Stadium to see a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game, or to Steinbrenner Field to catch the New York Yankees during spring training.
Getting Around Tampa
The best way to get around Tampa is by car. While public transit exists, the system can be confusing to visitors. If staying downtown during your entire visit, you might forgo a car and use the TECO Line Streetcar instead.
- Tampa International Airport-TPA
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Things to Do and See Near Ballast Point
- MacDill Air Force Base
- Plant Field
- University of South Florida
- Tampa International Airport
- Tampa Stadium
- Hillsborough High School
- Raymond James Stadium
- Clearwater Athletic Field
- Jack Russell Memorial Stadium