Tampa city life
Tampa also ranks as one of the most popular American cities, based on where people want to live, and that is due to the great weather here, the relaxed atmosphere, and the many cultural and outdoors opportunities.
Major tourist attractions in Tampa include: Tampa Theatre, Gorilla Theatre, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Tampa Museum of Art and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, the planetarium, Henry B Plant Museum, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, and Florida Aquarium.
Shopaholics and gourmands will find many reasons to visit Tampa. Some well-known shopping areas include International Plaza and Bay Street, WestShore Plaza, SoHo district, and Hyde Park Village. Tampa has a diverse culinary scene from small cafes and bakeries to bistros and restaurants with different national cuisine, like Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Puerto Rican and Vietnamese cuisine.
Tampa is ranked as a top party city in the United States and popular nightlife destinations include Channelside, Ybor City, SoHo, International Plaza and Bay Street, and Seminole Hard Rock.
International atmosphere in Tampa
Tampa has a large community of residents with European ancestry, with the most common being German, Irish, English, Italian and French. The Hispanic community is also well represented in Tampa, so you will be able to practice both your English and Spanish language within the city. Make friends of people coming from all over the United States as well as other parts of the world and begin building a lasting list of contacts that may result in priceless future business partnerships.
The harmonic diversity of Tampa is enhanced by the large gay population and a gay cultural center existent in the city.
Tampa is known for its spectacular thunderstorms during hot summer days (according to some linguist, "Tampa" means "sticks of fire" due to the frequent lightning strikes). During summer, the average temperatures reach 27°C (80.6°F), while during winter the average temperatures drop to 15°C (59°F), making the city an ideal destination for students who don’t like cold winter days.