The Super Bowl LV is happening this coming Sunday on February 7, 2021. I plan to stay at home and glue to the TV to watch this epic battle between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. It’s super exciting to watch 2 of the awesome quarterbacks duke it out with their respective teams. Will the legend Tom Brady able to work his magic again to try to win another Super Bowl title? Or will the young and talented Pat Mahomes and his teammates able to defend its Super Bowl title and win the title yet again? We will have to find out.
Tampa Bay is a nice destination to visit, it offers nice sunshine and hot weather. There is a nice river along the city with fresh seafood, tons of entertainment and cool places to check out.
Back in 2018, I was on a Press Trip with @VisitFlorida and @VisitTampaBay as they guided me along with a few of our Canadian journalists to explore what this city has to offer. Since my beloved Toronto Raptors is currently playing in Tampa at the Amelia Arena during this NBA bubble regular season and the Super Bowl LV is also happening in Tampa Bay, Florida, I thought this will be a good article to show you some of my top things to do when visiting Tampa Bay, Florida.
I hope you will enjoy this.
Top Things To Do in Tampa Bay, Florida
Tampa Riverwalk: Take a nice stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk. You can see the lovely boats flowing along the river. The Riverwalk is a nice community with good infrastructure. So much to see and it’s very relaxing and exercising. The artistic architecture structures along the river is so fascinating.
I still remembered watching the Tampa Lightning, who is in the NHL playoffs at the outdoor watch party near the river. There is an iconic building in the open area, tons of projectors screens for spectators to watch the game. There were food vendors such as freshly shucked oysters. After the overtime playoff win by Tampa Bay Lightning, I walked home by taking the Tampa Riverwalk and got into my hotel at Marriott Water Street which is located along the Riverwalk, so that was a cool experience to remember.
Pirate Water Taxi: Take the pirate water taxi and tour along the river. It gives you a different perspective when sitting on the boat and looking the buildings and infrastructure along both sides of the river.
Pirate Water Taxi – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, United States
Phone: +1 813-223-7999
Rivergate Tower: If you ever visited the downtown Tampa Bay area and walking along the Riverwalk, you will definitely spotted this tall cylinder looking building. It becomes one of the most distinctive towers in the city’s skyline. Rivergate Tower, the 31-story cylindrical high-rise more popularly known as the “beer can” building.
Rivergate Tower – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 400 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, United States
Water Works Park: Water Works Park is a park area in Tampa, Florida. It was redeveloped and opened to the public in August 2014. The park includes a section of the Tampa Riverwalk, which is extended alongside it and the Hillsborough River.
Water Works Park – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 1701 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, United States
Phone: +1 813-274-8615
The University of Tampa:
The University of Tampa – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
Phone: +1 813-253-3333
Oxford Exchange: European-inspired space featuring a restaurant, bookstore, coffeehouse & shop with decor & gifts.
Oxford Exchange – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
Phone: +1 813-253-0222
Ybor City: One of the cool neighborhoods to visit if you are in Tampa, Florida for the Superbowl is the “Ybor City”. Lively Ybor City is known for boutiques and vintage shops on 7th Avenue, which also hosts Cuban and Latin American eateries.
It is the heart of Tampa filled with strong history, diversity and culture.
If you want to check out how the cigars are being made in front of your eyes, be sure to check out Tabanero Cigars. They have a large variety of cigars selections.
Plus, you can order a traditional Cuban coffee.
Tabanero Cigars – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 1601 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, United States
Phone: +1 813-402-6316
Bulla Gastrobar: Bulla Gastrobar is a fun casual gathering place inspired by the most popular tapas restaurants in Spain.
Bulla Gastrobar – Tampa, Florida, USA
Address: 4310 Sharon Rd w01, Charlotte, NC 28211, United States
Phone: +1 704-837-4422
MoVernie FUN FACT: Did you know……this is the 1st time in NFL history where a home team is hosting the Super Bowl at home turf? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers is heading to the Super Bowl and is playing its home turf at Raymond James Stadium. Can you believe this? For 55 years, there was no team who was able to play on its home turf. I was shocked.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations about Tampa Bay, Florida, feel free to let me know and I will definitely research and take on your suggestion to visit and explore in the near future when it’s safe to do so!
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