Tampa, Florida!

  • JRC8907

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    Jun 26, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Hey guys I will be making a business trip to Tampa, Florida for 6 weeks starting the first week of August. I have never been... Show me a good time? Love beach volleyball, a night on the town, or anything outdoors and adventures! :-)
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
    Make sure you hit up Clearwater beach. I'm sure the locals avoid it but who cares its gorgeous and its great for people watching, volleyball, dining.

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    Jun 26, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidMake sure you hit up Clearwater beach. I'm sure the locals avoid it but who cares its gorgeous and its great for people watching, volleyball, dining.



    Agree. South of Clearwater Beach in the community of Sand Key (and in other locations around the area), is an awesome restaurant, Columbia. The food is wonderful....
  • Lanter

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    Jun 26, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Will you have a car? I haven't spent all that much time in Tampa, although I have flown in and out of there since the flights out of Orlando often have a "Disney" premium. I would think the beaches would be among the most exciting things to do. It will be hot and humid, and watch out for the snakes and alligators. This is of course coming from someone who doesn't usually get very excited at the thought of Florida ;).

    I'm sure there are people who are more familiar who will hopefully chime in and help out. If you venture to Orlando, I can probably help more.
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Lanter saidWill you have a car? I haven't spent all that much time in Tampa, although I have flown in and out of there since the flights out of Orlando often have a "Disney" premium. I would think the beaches would be among the most exciting things to do. It will be hot and humid, and watch out for the snakes and alligators. This is of course coming from someone who doesn't usually get very excited at the thought of Florida ;).

    I'm sure there are people who are more familiar who will hopefully chime in and help out. If you venture to Orlando, I can probably help more.


    Not many snakes and gators in Tampa. That is far more south near the Everglades. Watch out for the jelly fish. The warm waters attract them.
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    JRC8907 saidHey guys I will be making a business trip to Tampa, Florida for 6 weeks starting the first week of August. I have never been... Show me a good time? Love beach volleyball, a night on the town, or anything outdoors and adventures! :-)


    Do you know where you'll be staying? If you can get set up in Hyde Park, Channelside or Ybor City, you will be closer to some fun spots.
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    Jun 26, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    When I lived in Tampa I'd drive to Miami when I wanted exciting nightlife.
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    The Ringling Museum of Art, in Sarasota
    Ca d'Zan, mansion of John and Mabel Ringling, in Sarasota
    The Salvador Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg
    The Tampa Aquarium, in Tampa
    shelling collecting on Sanibel Island, especially after a storm
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    Jun 27, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    Second Clearwater beach and the DalĂ­ museum if you're into art. If you're looking for bars and clubs, go to Ybor and SoHo. If you have a couple days worth of free time and don't mind a road trip, consider going to St. Augustine if you haven't been there before. Nice place to spend a day or two if you're into historical sites.
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    Jun 29, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    I dont know how many of you have been to the NEW Dali museum as it is now a worldwide architectural attraction as well!

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    Jul 11, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    There are museums in Sarasota that are also wonderful. Ringling art museum is great.