Tampa city tour
The hospitable resort town of Tampa holds many exciting events every year. His business card is a long coastline known for night illuminations and cruise liners.
This port was not always the center of recreation and entertainment. The tourism industry began to develop after the closure of many industrial enterprises in the 70s. Since then, the appearance of Tampa has been constantly changing, and today it is one of the pearls of the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida became a US state in 1845, and four years later a Tampa settlement, 187 inhabitants, was registered. Geographical isolation slowed down its development, but in 1883 phosphates were found here and a railway was built. The suburb town and its trading port are growing so rapidly that the tobacco tycoon Vincent Martinez Ibor brings his factory here.
From this point on, the Tampa chronicles are closely related to the production of Cuban cigars: 200 factories, 12,000 workers, 700 million units per year. Cigars in Tampa are still produced today, and the name of the far-sighted businessman is the central quarter.
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Ibor was once a labor camp for immigrants. Today it is a charming, lively area with a strong personality. For its distinctive past and architecture, the quarter has been declared cultural heritage. Its characteristic features are low red brick houses, an old tram and rounded signboards from the 50s.
Seventh Avenue of this retro paradise is included in the honorary list of "10 Famous Streets of America", with shops, snack bars, tea shops, open-air fairs and street performances. Here you can also look at the museums of immigration and tobacco, wander through the art galleries, and also meet with free roosters and hens - the descendants of runaway poultry.
Theme parks are the right tool for maximizing positive emotions in the shortest possible time, for adults and kids. In Bush Garden, you can ride a roller coaster, watch the animals in their natural environment and watch fascinating circus and pop shows.
In the Oceanarium, after watching the marine fauna, you can sign up for a dive in a scuba tank, swim and boat alongside dolphins and feed the penguins. The extensive zoo Lowry is known for its children's educational practical classes and fun attractions.
This resort has many unique walking routes. Riverwalk is a pedestrian path along the seafront, with fifteen stops at the large and small attractions of Tampa. Art Tour is organized by the City Hall, which has a collection of more than fifty objects of modern art.
The municipality exhibits them in the open air, and these free galleries add color and expressiveness to the urban space. Also, the original sea promenade can be made on the deck of a warship - the American Victory Museum.
For lovers of rollers and bicycles, there are six special trails - greenveys - which cross the squares and embankments. For enthusiasts of jogging there are 14 directions - trails - also running in green areas.
January is the month of corsairs. The Gasparilla festival is dedicated to pirates and is very popular. At this time, the main avenues are full of costumed parades, performances and shows are staged on open-air stages, and colorful pavilions are set up in the Palace of Congresses, which is famous for its scale. In April, a rowing boat race is held, dragons, Dragon Race.
The ancestor and organizer of races, Mike Kerkmann is a real fan of this unusual sport with origins from China, where the battle on the boats was part of the ritual of worshiping the dragon, which is awakened in the spring from hibernation. In October, Gavauin, Halloween with Spanish motifs are held, and in November, they gather in Tampa from all over the country for a colorful celebration of the Latin American culture of Konga Caliente.
Nightlife with artistic lighting installations in the center is very spectacular. The evening is an excellent opportunity to visit the bars and restaurants in downtown. In the dynamic Hyde Park Cafe is always an incendiary atmosphere, in Improv you can listen to the comedians of the genre stand-up, and in Ferg Life - enjoy live music. The Prana Club with a five-level dance floor, eclectic dance rhythms and a panoramic rooftop bar are always at the peak of popularity.
Seminole Hard Rock Casino has magnificent halls, more than 4,000 slot machines and 150 tables with traditional poker, roulette and blackjack, as well as exotic gambling games from Asia.
|Duration of the tour||12-14 hours|
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