Another segment in our review of cities around the nation will today focus on the diverse, vibrant, growing and high desire city of:

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Tampa offers a vibrant blend of cultures and activities, job opportunities and a thriving real estate market. Historic and modern architecture, Spanish and Cuban restaurants and entertainment, stunning waterways for play and dynamic urban business areas to grow your career or enjoy your retirement!

Tampa offers fun for people of all ages, budgets, singles, families, foodies, wine lovers and even lovers of the outdoors! Offerings include a stroll, romantic dinner or bar journey on the Tampa Riverwalk where turn of the century buildings have been restored to perfection! Kids and adults alike will enjoy thrill rides on the roller coaster at Busch Gardens. Prefer a more sophisticated outing? Dress up and feel the drama and beauty of an opera at the Straz Center.

Other fun Tampa offerings include paddle boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking or some serene bird watching in Hillsborough River State Park.  Wander trails and discover pop-up turtles, gators and stunning FL birds. Make sure and pack a picnic lunch as this can for sure be an all day outing! Sports your thing? Enjoy professional football or hockey. A social creature? Plan fun gatherings with friends for a tequila sampling at the Margarita Festival! Ybor City, a product of the Cuba cigar rolling industry in the late 1800’s and now a renowned hot spot for lovers of the nightlife, historic red brick buildings now provide music and dancing venues as well as great spots to try the newest cocktails.

Downtown Tampa boasts fusion-cuisine restaurants, craft cocktail and beer bars (a growing Tampa industry!). Throughout the year you can partake in festivals, concerts and special events!

Hyde Park is an upscale shopping and dining district offering abundant and varied choices of boutiques, name brand stores plus upscale and casual restaurants and bars.

Need to get away from the city? You can be relaxing on the beach in less than a 30 minute drive!

Manatees are iconic to Tampa Bay. Perhaps you’ll come across one during a trail walk by the river or by viewing these amazing creatures at the TECO Manatee Viewing Center. Tampa also offers many museums including the Tampa Museum of Arts and Glazer Children’s Museum.

New condos fill the downtown area as the real estate market grows with the influx of young people and families to the Tampa Bay area.

Both the Air Force and Navy have major bases in Florida with over 42,000 active duty service members residing there. Many of the businesses, restaurants and venues offer military discounts so if it applies to you, make sure and ask. And ask us too! appreciates your service, whether you’re active or a veteran, and does offer military discounts on our advertising packages!