Exploring The Big Guava

The act of exploring a fruit might sound odd, but don’t take it too seriously or literally. As New York is well known as The Big Apple, there’s a city in the west coast of Florida that goes by the nickname of The Big Guava, famous for its role in the cigar industry back in the day. Yes, we’re talking about Tampa.

If you’re on a vacation and you decide to go to the busiest cities in Florida such as Miami, Orlando or Jacksonville, you might want to take a little detour to Tampa. This city is one of the best in the state when you want to take a rest that does not include beaches as the main attraction.

Some of the most interesting places that you can find in this city are the Tampa Museum of Arts that combines the best exhibitions of ancient and contemporary art, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, a place dedicated not just to exhibit important photographic galleries, but to teach the public how to become a great photographer.

The Museum of Science & Industry holds a lot of interactive displays that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family and the littlest ones will be amazed. Tampa has an incredible amount of places that will leave any kid astonished and wanting to stay, from the Busch Gardens Tampa, the Glazer Children’s Museum and the Horsepower for Kids.


Still not convinced that Tampa is a paradise? Just wait, there’s a lot more in this city that can change your mind. If you love animals, you will enjoy the great biodiversity held in the Lowry Park Zoo, where the caretakers watch for endangered and threatened specimens; the Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary dedicated to the most exotic feline species or the Electric Manatee Viewing Center.

Another way to relax in Tampa is promenading by the Riverwalk, a boulevard placed by the Hillsborough River that connects other famous locations of the city such as the Florida Aquarium or the Channelside Bay Plaza.

Don’t miss the chance to assist to a Buccaneers or a Rays game if you are a sports fan. Even if you’re not a fan of those teams, you will have a lot of fun and enjoy the warmness and passion of the people of Tampa.

There are a lot of activities to do and places to visit. The first you need to go is Tampa International Airport, where you can rent a car as soon as you get there. You don’t need to worry if you have a little accident, remember that when it comes to towing tow truck Tampa has a lot to offer. You can stay at the Hampton Inn Hotel close to the airport or the same chain hotels located in the North of the city or in the Brandon sector.

Now you know that Florida holds a lot more to offer when it comes to vacations. Tampa has nothing to envy from other cities and will guarantee you the greatest of times on your next visit. So it’s time to start packing and booking some flights and lodging, Tampa is waiting for you.

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