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Florida’s cosmopolitan hub, Tampa decks the Gulf coast with vivacious Caribbean-influenced culture and a shimmering skyline. Fascinating art museums, a famous zoo and aquarium, world-class restaurants, and a buzzing nightlife by the bay—this city serves up something for all ages. Follow its waterfront walkway and venture out on the bay's warm waters for all kinds of nautical adventures. Remember, this is Florida and some of the country's best beaches are never far away!

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Visit Tampa: get started

Start with flight and hotel packages that promise a stay at the best hotels in Tampa! Once there, stroll through the historic Ybor City neighbourhood, the streets of downtown Tampa and along the Riverwalk. Big and little kids will want to check out Busch Gardens, ZooTampa at Lowry Park and the Florida Aquarium. Plus, look into popular Tampa activities like fishing, playing golf, or catching a Tampa Bay Lightning game!

TAMPA TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

English

WHAT TO EAT

Caribbean classics like the cubano sandwich (try it at the West Tampa Sandwich Shop or at Florida’s oldest restaurant, Columbia Restaurant!), a meal at Tampa institution Bern’s Steak House, gourmet treats at one of the trendy food halls like Heights Public Market and seafood like oysters, crabs, shrimp and more.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Merch or apparel from local sports teams (Tampa Bay Lightning or Tampa Bay Buccaneers), a paella pan or a souvenir sangria pitcher with all of Columbia Restaurant’s secret ingredients, craft beers from Cigar City Brewing and cute souvenirs from the TECO Manatee Viewing Center or the Florida Aquarium.

FUN FACT

When in Tampa, you’ll most likely want to wander by the waterfront, but be weary of… pirates! Once a year, pirates invade the city with the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, which has taken place since 1904. The festival’s highlights include giant replica pirate ships sailing through the bay and a Parade of Pirates through the city’s streets. The festival is named in honour of José Gaspar, a famous pirate who may have not actually existed, but is still Tampa’s mascot today.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.

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FLORIDA DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES
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CRUISE FROM TAMPA
On your horizon: nautical bliss when you set sail from Tampa!

TAMPA ITINERARIES*

Caribbean: itineraries including stops in Key West, Mexico and more.
Panama Canal: 8 to 14-night itineraries crossing or partially crossing the Panama Canal and stopping at top Central American destinations.
*Subject to change

CRUISE LINES

The following cruise lines depart from Tampa: Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.

HOW TO BOOK

Cruise on over here for our latest sea-bound deals and more info on how to book a Tampa cruise.
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