The city of Tampa is part of the Tampa Bay area
conurbation on Florida's Gulf Coast. As far as tourism regards, Tampa lives
in the shadow of Orlando, but it does have some very nice beaches, Busch Gardens
amusement park, and the Salvador Dali museum. (Actually it's in St Petersburg).
I was in Tampa in summer
2000, and aside from the odd tropical storm, I sure did enjoy
the relentless heat, lovely beaches and the jetskiing! There is not much really
to make Tampa a great place for a holiday in itself, but it is very clean and warm.
I stayed at Chase Suite Hotel which
was self-catered accommodation on Pelican Island in the bay.