The city of Tampa, Florida is perhaps one of the most popular in the state of Florida is nestled along the west coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is home to the famous Tampa Bay area; which includes numerous infamous beaches that are large attractions for tourists in the summer months. With numerous outdoor activities and sports that can be enjoyed in the year long warm climate of the city, there is never a shortage of activities in Tampa. In fact, the city has been named as one of the best outdoor cities in the country. Tampa is also known for having an exciting night life scene which has helped it earn its titled as a top city for “twenty-somethings,” as according to Washington Square News.
Tampa is a very active city for sports fans. Not only do many baseball and professional sports teams take advantage of the warm Tampa weather and do their off season training in the city. However, Tampa also has several professional sports team of its own. There is an NFL football team; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who call Tampa home. They play their home games in the downtown Raymond James Stadium. The NHL professional hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning host their home games in the Tampa Bay Times in downtown Tampa. Those interested in getting baseball tickets can see the home games of the championship-winning Tampa Bay Rays MLB baseball team at Tropicana Field in nearby St. Petersburg.
Those interested in seeing live theatrical performances and fans of live music have a number of opportunities to take advantage of in Tampa. There is the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts where numerous performances can be seen year round. The Tampa Theatre is also home to numerous live performances as is the Gorilla Theatre in Tampa. There are also many opportunities to hear live music from The Florida Orchestra, the Opera Tampa and the Tampa Bay Symphony who all call Tampa home. Many large tours that visit the area will stop at the Tampa Bay Times to perform. There are also many clubs and bars around the Tampa area that serve as smaller venues for live musical performances.