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“Loving Tampa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Tampa

South Tampa
, Tampa, FL
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Ranked #43 of 142 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Dallas, Texas
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99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Loving Tampa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

First time to Tampa and am loving it!! Downtown Tampa is clean and well lit. Very tourist friendly and lots to do. The views are fantastic. Even upscale restaurants accommodating of tourists in traveling clothes to keep cool.

Visited August 2013
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On the Water, Florida
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL & CONVENIENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've lived here my whole life. It didn't used to be so ridiculously snobby. It used to much more pleasant as far as the people are concerned. There are a lot of $30,000 Millionaires (people trying too hard to be something they are not..like living in studio apartments/dumps and driving a BMW or Mercedes they can't afford). The upside is that everything you could possibly want is located in a small radius. It's very convenient. I live near 3 Publix Supermarkets, 3 Starbucks, 15 gas stations, 10 gyms, blocks from Bayshore Blvd. where I run at night, etc. The list goes on and on. You don't have to drive far to get whatever it is that you want. The restaurants are outstanding and there are lots of fun bars in Hyde Park and some scattered throughout South Tampa. Home taxes are expensive, most roads flood so life is much better if you have an SUV or truck and some people act very snooty, but you can't beat the sunsets on Bayshore or the overall beautiful & tropical surroundings. It's a great place to live in sunny Florida.

Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“The Place to Be and Be Seen and Eat and Drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

South Tampa has the very best restaurants Tampa has to offer.
Bern's Steak House and Caffee Paridiso along with other fabulous eating and drinking options.

Visited July 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Best part of Tampa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Best Homes, best area by far! Good Restaurants down Howard Avenue all the way thru Palma Cia The Bar scene is super busy on weekends so for that younger crowd its the happening place to be! Easy to hail a Taxi but the traffic and parking situation are difficult on the weekends!

Visited December 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We live in Palma Ceia and adore it. No Strip Malls - everything is unique here. So proud my little ones are going to school here and growing up here. Certain ambience!

Visited June 2013
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