In 2021, Tampa, Florida was ranked as one of the Best Cities to Live in America by Niche, a city ranking website, and it’s no secret why. The area is graced with spring-like weather all year long, its school systems are highly rated, and it has ample nightlife for people of all ages. Those who live here, or frequently visit, will often ask the question, “What’s not to love about Tampa?”
If you’re taking a mid-winter vacation, or a local looking for weekend activities, we have you covered. Here are the Top 6 things to do in Tampa, Florida so that you can truly enjoy the high life in the Sunshine State.
Watch a Sporting Event
If you’re a fan of any sport, you most likely have seen at least one Tampa team. That’s because for the past couple of years, Tampa Bay has been known as “Champa Bay.” The city’s sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning, recently won their perspective championships and locals couldn’t be more excited.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just an interested spectator, Tampa’s sports teams always offer a fun and exhilarating home event. Located throughout Tampa Bay, you can enjoy an NFL Buccaneers game at Raymond James Stadium, an NHL Lighting game at Amalie Arena or an MLB Rays game at Tropicana Field.
If you’re spending any amount of time in the Tampa area, you’ll likely find yourself at one of its award-winning white sand beaches. Whether you’re getting a beach workout on Picnic Island, playing sand volleyball at Cypress Point Park or just catching a sunset at Ben T. Davis Beach, be sure to soak up the sun at one of Tampa’s hottest natural attractions.
Florida is rich with sea life and beautiful creatures that you won’t see anywhere else. For those who love marine biology, fascinating science and in-person interactions with sea animals, this is a must-see. The Florida Aquarium currently ranks as one of the best aquariums in the country due to its record setting 7,000 animal and plant life species under a spacious 150,000 sq. ft. building. This is the perfect place to combine educational fun and picture-perfect memories for visitors of all ages.
The Tampa Riverwalk is one of the most exciting places in South Tampa. This is one of the newest additions to the area and is managed by a nonprofit organization that promotes events and outdoor activities right on the Hillsborough River. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat or going to a concert, the Tampa Riverwalk won’t disappoint.
Another popular excursion in the Tampa area is to visit one of the many museums around town. Whether you’re wanting to embrace fine art at the Dali Museum, learn history at the Tampa Bay Historic Center or take the kids to the Glazer Children’s Museum, there’s no question that Tampa has enough unique museums to occupy weekend plans.
Biking / Running
For those looking for a place to get an outdoor workout, South Tampa is the answer. Not only is it home to hundreds of miles of safe, scenic and smooth biking and running trails, it’s also home to Bayshore Boulevard, the longest continuous sidewalks in the U.S. Alongside Hillsborough Bay, this scenic destination attracts runners, bikers and other exercise enthusiasts every day.
If you’re looking to make the most of the high life in South Tampa, do so at the high-rise that’s above it all – Altura Bayshore. 23 stories above Hillsborough Bay, this spectacular sky-rise is designed with luxurious residences, amazing amenities, and breathtaking views for luxury buyers.
Located at 2910 W. Barcelona Street residents will be able to enjoy the previously mentioned activities all just a short drive away. Designed with 67 residences and 6 penthouses, there is ample opportunity for you to enjoy the South Tampa activities minutes away from your new home.
Not only is Altura Bayshore surrounded by exciting activities to enjoy with friends and family, but it’s also equipped with amenities to keep you occupied in the comfort of your home. Amenities such as pickleball courts, bocce courts, guest suites, a synthetic turf putting green, half-court basketball, grilling area and a luxurious rooftop pool are just a few of the fun things do while living in Altura.
Altura Bayshore is currently under construction and soon will be an attraction in and of itself. For more information visit alturabayshore.com or call 813.492.2420.