Local Guide

Tampa Bay Area Attractions

Tampa Bay offers everything you could want in a Florida vacation. Visit Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo,the Museum of Sciene 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 Mardi Gras. We know you will love Tampa.

Dining

Tampa offers wonderful restaurants with many choices of type and setting.

Armani's

Perched high above glittering Tampa Bay, this elegant restaurant serves high-end Italian. T…

Bella's Italian Cafe

Bella's may be the best value in quality dining in Tampa. Despite a sophisticated renovatio…

Bern's Steak House

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

Bernini Restaurant

A stylish Italian restaurant in the rich, marbled setting of the old Ybor City Bank building…

Donatello

Classic Venetian cuisine. Stucco arches, golden tiles and flattering peach lighting set the…

Jackson's Bistro

A chic downtown bistro and bar that serves up sushi and killer cocktails. Jackson's has qui…

Landry's Seafood House

Landry's sits atop a thin spit of land called Rocky Point. The patio faces Tampa Bay and ov…

Mise en Place

Mise en Place had stylish ambience and sublime food. The food is magnificently presented an…

Oystercatchers

A stunning, waterfront setting, creative dishes and romantic ambience. The restaurant's pro…

Pelagia Trattoria

Located in our hotel the Pelagia Trattoria features a menu using the freshest ingredients si…

Roy's Restaurant

Creative Asian cuisine and atmosphere. Founded by Roy Yamaguchi in East Honolulu, this chai…

Rusty Pelican Restaurant

Perched on stilts above the bay water, the solid menu is practically eclipsed by the knock-o…

Tampa Palm Restaurant

This is the place to see and be seen. The original Palm opened in Manhatten in 1926. One o…

The Columbia Restaurant

The queen of Tampa's Spanish and Cuban restaurants since 1905 and a tourist attraction in it…

Valencia Garden

Since 1927, a local family has served Spanish and Cuban food in the same Tampa building. Th…