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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Tampa Neighborhoods

Downtown Tampa/Channel District

Ground zero for convention business and cruise ship passengers, the bayside city center is home to the Florida Aquarium, Channelside entertainment complex, and hotels galore.

Hyde Park/SoHo

One of Tampa's oldest, most stately residential neighborhoods, oak-filled Hyde Park invites pedestrian traffic with its open-air shopping district. Neighboring SoHo (South Howard Avenue) teems with diverse restaurants.

Ybor City

Formerly known as the world’s cigar capital, Tampa’s Latin-infused nightlife-happy party district is a National Historic Landmark. Brick-lined streets and 1800s architecture and character add to the bustle.

St. Pete Beach

A catch-all name for the Gulf of Mexico peninsula lined with condos, white-sand beaches, sleepy communities, and old-fashioned sights like cone-shaped ice cream stands and mini-golf courses.

Downtown St. Pete

Six museums – including a celebrated collection of Salvador Dali works – 20 galleries, and frequent festivals give the sun-drenched bayside city center an artsy edge.


St. Pete's sister city brims with waterways and green spaces; hit the Pinellas urban bike trail or drive over the harbor bridge to Clearwater Beach, a three-mile white sand stretch.

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