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Tampa


Tampa
Tampa is a city on the West Coast of Florida. It is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area (the other two large cities in the area are Clearwater and St. Petersburg), and the third largest city in the state. As of 2005, its population within the city limits was estimated at 326,519, but around 2.7 million people lived in the Tampa- St. Petersburg- Clearwater metropolitan area, which is generally known as the "Tampa Bay Area", "Tampa Bay", or to locals, as simply the "Bay Area". The population of the area has, and continues to grow rapidly, with the urban area having grown by almost 15% between 2000 and 2006, and reaching a total of an estimated 4 million in April of 2007.

The whole of the Tampa Bay Area is well-known for its beaches and nightlife, as well containing many excellent hotels, pools and golf courses, but there are also many tourist attractions in the area too, including a number that fall within the city of Tampa itself.

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Moon Florida Gulf Coast (Moon Handbooks)

By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-10-11
Paperback (456 pages)

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Long-time Florida resident Joshua Lawrence Kinser covers the best of the Gulf Coast, from the mangroves of Everglades National Park to the glass skyscrapers and lazy canals of Tampa. Kinser has plenty of fun, interesting trip strategies to offer, including Best Beaches, Camping on the Coast, and RV the GC. Complete with details on snorkeling and diving the Nature Coast's Caverns, wandering through the historical sites of Apalachicola and Tallahassee, and fishing along miles of coast and parkland, Moon Florida Gulf Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Travel Guide)

By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-31
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Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City!

Make your way through Tampa's lively downtown and historic harbor, explore St. Petersburg's myriad museums and galleries, or unwind on more than 35 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg is the ultimate guide to this unique Sunshine State destination.

What You'll Discover in Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg:

  • Unique, firsthand perspective from travel writer and born-and-raised Floridian Joshua Kinser
  • Full-color guidebook with vibrant photos and detailed maps for navigating independently
  • Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of Tampa & St. Petersburg, Kid Friendly, and Foul Weather Fun
  • Focused coverage of Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, South Tampa and Hyde Park, Busch Gardens and North Tampa, Greater Tampa, Downtown St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Gulf Port, Clearwater and Dunedin, and Greater Pinellas County
  • Honest advice on finding the right accommodations and the best transportation routes
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: See pivotal surrealist artwork at the Salvador Dali Museum, or soar over the bay in the world's largest skydiving center. Discover the vibrant nightlife of Tampa's historic Latin Quarter, or indulge in a puff of the area's famed cigars. Get your kicks on one of the many thrill rides at Busch Gardens, or kick back with a daiquiri after a relaxing day on the beach
  • Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, and geography
With Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Visiting more of the Sunshine State? Try Moon Florida. Exploring by car? Try Moon Florida Road Trip.

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Moon Tampa and St. Petersburg)

By Laura Reiley

Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2013-07-23
Paperback (232 pages)

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Tampa resident Laura Reiley and St. Petersburg resident Bob Jenkins offer their unique perspectives on Tampa and St. Petersburg, from exploring the Salvador Dali Museum to enjoying the quirky Gasparilla Pirate Fest. They include trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as a "Nature Lovers Tour" and "Tampa Sports," covering the Yankees spring training. Including expert advice on the Museum of Science and Industry, Busch Gardens, and nightlife in historic Ybor City, Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Florida Road Trip: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, the Everglades & the Keys (Travel Guide)

By Jason Ferguson

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Moon Florida Road Trip: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Walt Disney World, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, the Everglades & the Keys (Travel Guide)
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Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides!

From hip clubs and amusement parks to wild and natural beauty, see what has drawn tourists to the Sunshine State for centuries with Moon Florida Road Trip. Inside you'll find:

  • Maps and Driving Tools: 73 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route
  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best beaches, views, and more. Explore the lush wetlands of the Everglades, relax on the beautiful beaches of the Keys, or take in the electric vibe of Miami
  • Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "The Weird and the Wonderful," as well as suggestions for spending time in in Miami, the Everglades, the Keys, the Atlantic Coast, Orlando, Daytona, the Space Coast, Sarasota, and Naples
  • Local Expert: Florida native Jason Ferguson takes you on a tour of his beloved home state
  • Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids

With Moon Florida Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.

Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Sarasota & Naples or Moon Florida Gulf Coast.

Day Trips® from Tampa Bay: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

By Anne Anderson

Globe Pequot Press
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Day Trips® from Tampa Bay: Getaway Ideas For The Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)
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Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler
 
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with this fun and friendly guide. For local travelers seeking new adventures in their own backyards as well as for vacationers looking to experience all the excitement the area has to offer, each Day Trips® guide offers hundreds of activities to do, sights to see, and secrets to discover within a two- to three-hour drive and a route map for each itinerary. Complete with full trip-planning information including where to go, what to see, where to eat, where to shop as well as where to stay options for those who want to extend their Day Trip into a weekend. 
 
In Spring 2012 we are proud to be publishing six all new guides—The Carolinas, New Jersey, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tampa and St. Petersburg, and the Twin Cities—as well as an updated edition of Day Trips from Kansas City.

Lonely Planet Florida (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Florida is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dance to Caribbean beats in Miami, fulfill your inner child at Walt Disney World, or kayak the Everglades' shallow waterways; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florida and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Florida Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, art, literature, cinema, music, art-deco architecture, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Miami city map (included in print version), plus over 20 color maps
  • Covers Miami, South Beach, Everglades, Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Cape Canaveral, Tampa Bay and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Florida, our most comprehensive guide to Florida, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Florida, a photo-rich guide to the state's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Miami? Check out Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Florida & the South's Best Trips, for amazing road-trip itineraries.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Adam Karlin, Jennifer Denniston, Paula Hardy and Ben Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.



 
 
 

 
 
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