Tampa Bay sunny days in Florida
The lively port town of Tampa on the west coast of Florida, the Sunshine State, has everything you could wish for. Situated at the mouth of the Hillsborough River, Tampa is the gateway to the magnificent beaches of St. Petersburg/Clearwater and home to one of Floridas most popular theme parks. Indeed, Tampa offers a perfect blend of pulsating city life coupled with brilliant Florida sunshine and great entertainment opportunities.
Tampa sights and attractions between historic districts and a modern cityscape
Floridas third-largest city has impressive sights and diverse cultural attractions for you to enjoy: the Tampa Museum of Art displays a significant collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, while the Florida Aquarium features a dive with the sharks programme as one of its most exciting attractions. A hands-on adventure experience!
The heart of the Tampa Bay area also surprises with fascinating contrasts: the glistening office skyscrapers of Downtown present an interesting contrast to the wrought iron balconies of Ybar City.
Tampa visitors wont want to miss seeing the restored movie palace on Franklin Street which, in its day, was the most modern cinema in the US, or the minaret-like towers of Tampa University on the west bank of the Hillsborough River. And then there is La Setima(or 7th Avenue), a popular nightlife centre imbued with a unique Cuban flair. Here, charming street cafés nestle between old brick buildings and Latin-American rhythms infuse the air amid intertwining arcades. The Ybor City State Museum invites visitors to learn more about why, for several decades, Tampa was famous for hand-rolled cigar manufacturing.
Busch Gardens holiday fun in Florida
Busch Gardens park located in the north of Tampa is in full keeping with the reputation of the city. This is not surprising, considering it is one of the most popular theme parks in Florida and a very special place indeed. In Busch Gardens, the central theme is Africa. The unique ambiance of Morocco or Egypt is recreated in several areas of the park. Visitors are taken through magical rainforest landscapes and a simulated veldt provides a home to zebras, giraffes and gnus. In Busch Gardens, the conservation of endangered animal species is just as much a priority as having fun. Black rhinos and the worlds steepest roller-coaster Busch Gardens has what it takes for some real holiday fun!
A holiday in Tampa enjoying Florida
A cosy evening in a jazz bar in Old Hyde Park Village is the perfect way to end an eventful day in Tampa. Palm trees, sun and a great atmosphere these attributes are effortlessly combined in the Tampa Bay area. City life, beach relaxation and a fun holiday all in one: a dream come true. Why not find out for yourself and look forward to a truly enjoyable holiday in the Sunshine State.
Destinations - A to Z
- Cagliari (Sardinia)
- Cape Town
- Funchal (Madeira)
- Gran Canaria
- Heraklion (Crete)
- Maldive Islands
- Marsa Alam
Distance & flight time
- Distance from Zurich: 7630 km
- Time shift: -6h
- Flight time from Zurich: 10:00h
Fresh and aromatic
Florida, the Sunshine State, is a real treat for gourmets. The local restaurants always have fresh seafood and fish on the menu. Stone crayfish, snapper, sea bass, and dolphinfish are culinary highlights, as well as Key West Pink Shrimp which is considered a delicacy. Thanks to the sunny climate, there are also plenty of land-grown culinary delights to enjoy: mangos bursting with flavour and avocados, also known as alligator pears in reflection of their size, promise a feast for your taste buds!