Welcome to Tampa Bay, Florida

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Whether lounging on the beach watching volleyball and basking in the sun with your favorite drink, or filling your traveling schedule to the maximum with museums, architecture, concerts, dining and shopping, the Tampa Bay Area is sure to please. Fresh seafood, nationally recognized steak houses and trendy martini bars keep visitors and locals busy in the evenings.

Facts

Population 336.264 (Tampa)
253.369 (St. Petersburg)
110.251 (Clearwater)
Currency $1 dollar (USD) = 100 cents
Opening hours Most businesses open at 9:00 or 10:00 am and stay open until 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Most restaurants open at 11:00 am or noon and stay open until 10:00 pm. Most bars are open until 2:00 am.
Newspapers St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Tribune
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Weekly Planet
Emergency numbers 911 (General emergency)
Tampa Police Department +1 813 354 6600
St. Petersburg Police Department +1 727 893 7780
Clearwater Police Department +1 727 562 4242
Tourist information Tampa Convention and Visitors Bureau
+1 813 223 2752

St. Petersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
+1 727 464 7200