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travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

Hi, 3 of us are going to Tampa next week, we are travelling from Ireland and are looking on information on the best places to go to at night, we're all around the 26 age mark and are looking for lively places with lots of women :).

Also, whats it like for getting taxis ?, we are staying in Imperial key, would like to get a general idea of the price of a taxi to tampa int airport and also to ybor city and hyde park areas.

Many thanks !

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1. Re: travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

Having been there several times for conventions, I can tell you that all you need to know is "Ybor City" especially on weekends! You won't be sorry. There are lots of great clubs and bars!

We typically stay downtown and cabs (Lord don't I know!!! as well as trolleys' are readily available (trolleys stop at midnight!)

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2. Re: travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

Ybor City just about covers it. If you want to do a bit of gambling, there's the Hard Rock Casino. You didn't say how long you're planning to stay, but if you want to move around, taxi fare will cost you a small fortune. Why not rent a car, the cost among the three of you will be far less than taxi fares and a whole lot more convenient.

BTW, in all the advertisements I read online for Imperial Key, it states that it is 1 hour to Disney. That's only if you have a police escort. For us regular folks, we allow 2 hours and it could take more if, as is quite likely, there's traffic on the main route, I-4, between Tampa and Kissimmee.

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3. Re: travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

Thanks for the information. We are renting a car out although we'll mainly be using that for during the daytime. We're staying for 2 weeks so we'll be visiting orlando and clearwater aswell.

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4. Re: travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

For your age group, also check out Channelside downtown Tampa(1 mile from Ybor City via Streetcar), and SOHO Districts Howard Avenue(1 mile from downtown via Taxi)..check out Four Green Fields, Dubliner and MacDintons too, all near downtown/SOHO.

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5. Re: travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

We'll be drinking most nights so won't be using our car, would it be cheaper to hire out a limo/sedan for point to point drop offs to ybor etc or would a taxi be cheaper ?

Thanks

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6. Re: travelling to tampa next week, general help needed

Chanelside, SOHO/Hyde Park, and Ybor are reletively close to each other, cabbing it should be sufficient, and the are always avalable in these areas..although if you canafford it, get a limo or party van.

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