Visiting Tampa Bay for the 2021 Big Game? Enjoy more than just the game when you’re here and see what Tampa Bay has to offer! From renowned breweries to museums to beaches, the Tampa Bay area has something for everyone.
Downtown Tampa is a huge hub of entertainment and culture. At the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, which hosts different food and cultural festivals—right on the edge of the water for some beautiful scenery! Maybe check out a few museums like the contemporary Tampa Museum of Art, the period-themed Henry B. Plant Museum, and the Glazer Children’s Museum, an entertaining, but educational place for young kids to learn and hang out, which is along the Tampa Riverwalk.
Similarly, the Riverwalk includes the Florida Aquarium which features over 14,000 animals, an aviary with birds, a 4D, and so much more. Get a joint pass for the amazing aquarium with ZooTampa at Lowry Park so you won’t miss anything! While checking out the beautiful scenery downtown, try the Straz Performing Arts Center on the Riverwalk for some awesome entertainment. Walking along the river not close enough? Check out the Pirate Water Taxi where you can travel along the river or eat in the Yacht Starship for some fine-dining on a yacht! Looking for something more refined when checking out the city during the Big Game? Try the Tampa Bay History Center to learn more about Florida’s past and see what changing exhibits are in when you visit to see something new!
Looking for something to do for the night? Try Ybor City, Tampa for some great clubs like the Improv Comedy Theater or Club Prana. Maybe before, check out the largest Spanish restaurant in the world, Columbia Restaurant, for a historically famous experience.
If you’re visiting the Tampa Bay area for the Big Game, you’re sure to want to check out downtown St. Pete, which holds the Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field! While you’re there, visit some of the award-winning beaches like Clearwater, which has an amazing pier, and the Caladesi Island State Park. Speaking of award-winning, visit the Dali museum, with its amazing architecture, interactive gardens, and Salvador Dali art, of course, you are bound to have a great time and find something beautiful.
Have you ever been to SoHo Tampa—that’s South of Howard! With some of the best food joints in the city, you’re bound to find something new that you love. Check out Datz, a gastropub and gourmet market, or its dessert-based hang-out, Datz Dough. Looking for a drink and dinner? Try Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar or the farm-to-table styled eatery, Boca Kitchen. If you really want to try some fine-dining, check out one of the most famous fine-dining restaurants in the city, Bern’s Steak House.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the local breweries! Well-known for its beer, Tampa Bay has 46 local breweries, including Ulele, which is a native-inspired eatery with a strong selection of beer! Other notable breweries are Cigar City, Coppertail, and Angry Chair. So come and see how many of these breweries you can hit during your visit. After all, what’s football without beer?
With so much to offer, you can’t just come to the Tampa Bay area and only go out for the Big Game on Sunday, February 7th. Come for the Game and find your new favorite Tampa restaurant, enjoy some art and history, drink some beer, and have a great time by making a trip out of your stay here. You’ll want to come back, no football game necessary!