Tampa is a city facing the Gulf of Mexico, located in the state of Florida in the southeast of the United States of America. Not much is known about the city's history before Spanish exploration in the 16th century. The city is now an interesting multi-ethnic mix, which has developed over time. The district of Ybor City, previously populated by Italian, Spanish and Cuban immigrants, is well-known for its cigar factories, and a Cigar Museum has been established there. Watch out for the Ybor City Market every Saturday. Since it's facing the coast, Tampa can boast the beautiful Florida Aquarium, with many tanks and sea species. Very close to the city are the Busch Gardens, an impressive amusement park with annexed zoo facilities, which can be a hilarious day out for everyone. The city's airport has flight connecting Tampa to many domestic, international and intercontinental destinations so you can easily find onward flights to New York as well as Atlanta, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Chicago and Denver. You can find cheap flights from Humberside and other airports around the UK using our online flight comparison tool which allows you to search, compare and buy the option that best suits your needs.
The journey into the city from the airport will take about 20 to 25 minutes, since the airport is served by good bus and taxi connections. Although the city doesn't offer a tourist card with free public transport and discounts, the city's tourism board, through the www.visittampabay.com website, provides plenty of information for anyone planning to visit the area. Its visitors section provides information on beaches, hotels, things to do, leisure and entertainment and offers available.If you're in the city during the football, hockey or baseball season, you should try and see a match with the city's teams, respectively the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays. If you want to see more of the beautiful state of Florida, you can see the neighbouring city of St Petersburg (with an excellent Dalž Museum), the beaches of Clearwater, the great amusement parks of Orlando (Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld) or drive to the world's party capital Miami.
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