Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Tampa? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Tampa?”
Quiz time: I’m the lightning capital of the world, Babe Ruth hit his longest home run here, and my largest export is phosphate. What city am I? If you said Tampa, you cheated by reading the headline. But you’re correct anyway. Tampa might not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of Florida, but it has TONS to offer. Rich cultural history? Check. Family fun? Check. History of pirates? Check. To-die-for beaches? Double check. Florida’s largest port can satisfy even the pickiest traveler. Let’s get Tampa-ing, people. Like all of our Fifty Grande Best of the U.S. Bucket Lists, this guide will take you through the very best, most unique and quintessential experiences offered here right now.