Planning a trip to Tampa for the Outback Bowl. I know the Ybor area is the hot spot, but hotels are basically booked up for the New Year's weekend. Are there any good hotels, moderately priced, near Ybor (downtown?) that are safe?
How about the airport area? I noticed the stadium is right by the airport, which would make it very convenient to fly in, get to the hotel, and then the game. Is that area safe? Is that close to the Ybor area?
Basically I have no prior knowledge about Tampa, just trying to find out the safe areas and the distance between everything.