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“Worth visiting if you have the time”
Review of Ybor City

Ybor City
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Owner description: Once the cigar capital of the world, Ybor City is now a thriving community.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Worth visiting if you have the time”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

My son had never rode a trolley. So, we took one from the aquarium to Ybor City. Great place to walk around taking pictures, but nothing really to do there.

Visited June 2013
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Vitoria, ES
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“It worth it if you are in neighborhood.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Ybor City is a place with 3 ou 4 squares. You'll see bars, restaurants and an old but charming architecture. Why is this place beautiful or so recommended? It's because this architecture is different, is a blend of USA and Cuba or Spain. There are a different athmosphere, and a lot of nice Red brick buildings. So if you are close is a good opportunity to visit and get some photos. But, in my impression, is only that. Worth it if you are in Tampa or crossing this area.

Visited August 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Ybor City is adjacent to Tampa and was once the cigar capital of the US. This little slice of a New Orleans-like culture was great fun to walk around. Eat at the Columbia and then walk the main street and take in the nuances and smells.

Visited September 2013
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New Port Richey, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“What a DUMP!!!!!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

DO NOT waste your time going to YBOR. This place is bad enough during the day and completely unsafe at night. The food is terrible, there are very strange shops with drug addicts on almost every corner. Most of the nicer places closed years ago and to no surprise...none have reopened. If you have children....and you love them.....do not bring them there..it is not safe!

Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Like Bourbon Street”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Depending on what you feel like doing: during the daylight, Ybor can offer a historical insight into Tampa. Cobblestone roads & old buildings like the streets. The area as a whole, is somewhat ghetto. By night, Ybor is like Bourbon Street @ Mardi Gras. And because of the clubs, crime is always near. You pay $5 to park in any of the garages/homemade parking lot...and be prepared to walk. (Ladies, heels look nice, but aren't so comfy traipsing around Ybor.) 7th Avenue is a long street, filled with your choice of bars, clubs, pubs, & different shops. Any kind of music, whatever crowd/scenery you prefer...from a dive bar, to a gay club, to a tattoo shop. Admission prices vary, depending on the day & time you're going out...and where you're going. For instance, Club Prana is an older crowd...25 & up...no cover for ladies until 10pm Fri-Sun. Full Moon Saloon is a HUGE club for 18 & up, & they do 3 drinks for the price of 1 on Friday nights, on select alcohol. The dive bar may offer $1 draft beers for hospitality workers on Sundays...it all depends. POLICE are everywhere & don't play about drinking & driving, so be careful about that. But if you come to Tampa, you have to do it @least once, to experience it...it really is an experience all in & of itself.

Visited October 2012
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