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Address: Northeast of the Downtown Tampa on I-4 at Exit 1, Tampa, FL 33618
Phone Number: 813-247-4040
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Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.

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Good place to explore in the daytime - we saw the cigar making factory, the Ybor city casitas and had a great lunch. Ybor city is a good neighbourhood to visit whilst in Tampa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The place has more things to do and alot more to see than most cities in the USA. Always see something or somebody different. Food from all places, shops that offer a few different items, my wife purchased ger wedding dress at "Le France" on 7th.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good place to explore in the daytime - we saw the cigar making factory, the Ybor city casitas and had a great lunch. Ybor city is a good neighbourhood to visit whilst in Tampa. There is obviously a lot of history there.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Could be better kept and with the traditional stores open. Just few blocks with some stores and places to eat but, it could be transformed in a really tourist place to enjoy and visit. Now for me is going downhill.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love Ybor City, but it has gone downhill since my last visit. It was worth the trip to visit the Columbia Restaurant and we got to walk around a little, but it was raining and many of the storefronts have closed since I was last there. We were able to show the kids the cigar making and we stopped... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If going here at night do not. I repeat. Do not take children. Its like going on bourbon street in New Orleans. If you think it, you might see it here. If you are a true saint, this is not the place to be at night as you will see any and everything. It's a strip with lots of entertainment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great city to visit! If you plan on doing alot of site seeing book a hotel in Tampa but if you plan on doing a lot of swimming and laying on the beach book a hotel in either Clearwater, Treasure Island or St Petersburg. Tampa is about a 20-30 minute drive to the best beaches. Also, to eliminate the parking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really enjoyed Tampa Bay Brewing Company, but after that there wasn't much else. We got a great tip on a cigar place. It was a good thing because everything else looked run down and neglected. Christmas lights were still up on some of the buildings.

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Centreville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

So much fun and so much to do. Food, dance and drink. If you can't find anything worthwhile then you obviously ended up at the wrong place.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The area itself is fun and maybe it's just me getting a little older.... But the clubs with security sensors, the strip clubs that weren't there before, and mediocre food had me Wishing it was how it used to be. The smaller places and cigar stands are nearly all gone as the club scene has taken over. Arriving at 9... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Ybor is not your average place. It was energetic and "different" for sure. The shops are not great, but you can find odds and ends for pretty cheap. If you are a cigar lover then this place is your best bet to find Cuban-esque type hand rolled cigars. Several different eating options, and just a cool overall feel to this... More 

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