Snack on Cuban sandwiches, experience a colourful nightlife and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of a city once known as the ‘Cigar Capital of the World’. Tampa has a refreshingly bohemian vibe, especially in the historic Seminole Heights neighbourhood, with its early 20th century bungalows. Venture into Ybor City, the Latin Quarter, to experience its raffish Latin feel. Although La Séptima, the main street, is a patchwork of old-timers, empty storefronts and recent newcomers, Ybor is celebrating a much-deserved revival.
Famous rhythm and blues singer Ray Charles began his career playing dance-hall gigs in Tampa.
Later, head downtown, where you will find a busy city facing a huge natural harbour. Wrap up the day by checking out the upcoming 3.5 km Tampa Riverwalk, a splendid way to round up your colourful Tampa adventure.