Local Guide

Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Bay Area and St. Petersburg offer everything you could want in a Florida vacation. Visit Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo,the Museum of Science and Industry, or the many shopping centers. Professional sports include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Devil Rays, and the Lightning. Visit historic Ybor City where the Cuban sandwiches are hot and crisp, the cigars are hand-rolled, and the colorful streets are lined with fun. Ybor City is Tampa's Latin Quarter with night clubs, unique shopping, and one of Tampa's oldest and best restaurants, the Columbia, celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The restaurant features flamenco dancers almost every night and delicious Cuban cuisine. Visit the beaches where the sand is white and water activities include sport fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, and boating. The many restaurants offer any type of food and the seafood is fresh and delicious. February brings the rowdy swashbucklers who invade Tampa for the Annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival - our Mardis Gras. We know you will love Tampa.

Dining

The Tampa Bay area has some of the best restaurants in the world.

Armani's

Athenia Garden

Highly rated Greek restaurant.

Bahama Mama's Beach Bar and Grille

Live entertainment every night with tasty cocktails and a spectacular sunset view.

Bern's Steak House

Bern's may attract glamorous vistors and loyal locals, but the focus is firmly on the food. …

Cafe Alma

Café Alma is a gathering place fashioned to the European café, a welcoming spot celebrating …

Captain Al's

You can be seated in the air conditioned restaurant or at the outdoor covered patio or large…

Cha Cha Coconuts

A tropical bar and grill serving great Caribbean food with a carefree island attitud. Fabul…

Columbia Restaurant

The world-famous Columbia Restaurant celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. Florida's …

Dan Marino's Town Tavern

Enjoy this sports star's American cuisine and possibly a visit with the former Dolphin's qua…

Fourth Street Shrimp Store

Fresh seafood and excellent service at an affordable price makes this St. Petersburg restaur…

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

St. Petersburg's Premier Waterfron Dining Experience. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or h…

Haiku Sushi

This Japanese restaurant and bar has fresh fish flown in from Hawaii to make Chef Chenard's …

Island Flavors

Jerk Chicken Sandwich Juicy chunks of jerk chicken, melted jalapeno jack cheese, lettuce an…

Julian's at the Heritage

Classy steakhouse with an accomplished chef, Bobby Prichard, does fine USDA prime beef as we…

Patrick's Bayside Grill

The diverse menu includes gourmet pizza,to roasted duck to seafood and a handsome red and wh…

The Hurricane

The menu includes a large selection of seafood, but the restaurant is best known for its gro…