About Tampa


Let's have a look around into background of Tampa
  • County: Hillsborough County
  • State: Florida
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 27.9472222
  • Longitude: -82.4586111
  • Time zone: US/Eastern
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Tampa

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: January to April

Location

With a population of approx. 335,709, Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida of Tampa Bay.

Distance from Tampa center to Airport

Tampa International Airport

Driving Distance: 9miles /14 km

Driving Time: 15 minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish, French

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Tampa International Airport (TPA/KTPA)
  • Rail: Amtrak’s Silver Star
  • Road: Bus –Public bus transit

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Safety Harbor,
  • Brandon

Emergency Contact Numbers in Tampa city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: +1 800-872-7245
  • Airport: +1 813-870-8700
  • Hospital:  1 800-872-7245 (Florida Hospital Tampa)

Events

Let’s see what Tampa, FL has to offer

  • Gasparilla Pirates Festival
  • Outback Ball
  • Gasparilla International Film Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Florida Aquarium
  • Busch Gardens Tampa
  • Hillsborough River State Park

Theatre & Concerts

  • Florida Orchestra
  • Tampa Theatre
  • Straz Centre

Visit Top Restaurants in Tampa

  • Outback Steakhouse
  • The Melting Pot

Top Shopping Centers in Tampa

  • Union Station
  • Concord Plaza Shopping Center

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Big Cat Rescue
  • Adventure Island

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Cheese fondue – The Melting Pot
  • Tampa Cuban Sandwich – Carabba’s
  • Beef tenderloins prepared burgers – Outback Steakhouse

Sports Club

Arena Football League, the Tampa Bay Rays

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $2.65 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $2.93 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $1,609
  • Cheap meal: $14.00
  • Gasoline: $0.59 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $60.00

Information about Chicago

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – Pace by RTA; Taxi – Flash Cabs

Airport

The city is catered by both O’Hare International Airport (2nd busiest Airport in the world) and Midway International Airport for Northwest and Southwest region respectively.

  • Driving Distance: 18 miles / 29 km
  • Driving Time: 27 Minute
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish and Polish

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill

    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day

    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2  

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