The Essential Guide to: Tampa Bay, Florida

Including: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Beach Resorts

Located midway down Florida's Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay area is a center for business, industry, tourism, retirement, and baseball. Ringing the bay are the cities of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and numerous smaller towns and resorts. Taken together, the area offers an amazing range of activities, attractions, and some of the best beaches in the country. Map of Tampa Bay, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota

Each area has it's own character, and you need to match that with what you're looking for. Each of the following links will take you to more detail information and listings for the specific area:

Tampa - The business center for the area: glass towers, transportation, conventions, Busch Gardens.

St. Petersburg - More tourist oriented, retirement and winter mecca, spring baseball.

Clearwater - Pure recreation and tourism, good family beaches.

Resort Beaches - Whole string of beaches, each with its own character.

Sarasota - Upscale little city with shopping and low key beaches.

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