4 Reasons to Visit Tampa this Summer

The tide ebbs and flows, calling you toward the sandy beaches and bright, sunny skies of Tampa, Florida. So why haven’t you stopped in to visit yet? Better yet, why not become a resident at Novus Westshore, a luxury apartment community right near the beach?  If you’re looking for reasons to visit or move to the sunny shores of Tampa, Florida, look no further. We’ve got you covered.

  1. The Incredible Culture

Did you know that Tampa Bay is home to one of the most popular interactive museums? The Glazer Children’s Museum is a hands-on approach to learning for kids of all ages. Kids can load cargo onto a boat or make their own weather report for TV.

If you’re looking for world-class art exhibits, the Tampa Museum of Art is an award-winning facility that centers on classical, modern, and contemporary art. Its biggest draw is that it’s one of the Southeast’s largest Greek and Roman collections. Each summer, new exhibitions come to stay at the museum.

  1. The Beach

Didn’t think we’d skip the beach, did you? Tampa has an amazing system of beaches coming in at roughly 35 miles of coastline. The Gulf of Mexico’s shining blue water is one of the cleanest in the entire country, winning awards for environmental management and quality. If you want to swim, sunbath, hang-ten, or read a book, the beaches near Tampa should be on your must-visit list.

  1. The City’s Zoo and Aquarium

Tampa’s world-class Lowry Park Zoo boasts well over 2,000 animals like the African Painted Dog, Florida Manatee, Southern White Rhinoceros, and Bornean Orangutan. It also hosts monthly events like Toddler Tuesdays, Yoga in the Wild, and Creatures of the Night.

The Florida Aquarium is among the best in the country when you want to connect with the sea. Habitats like the Coral Reef, Journey to Madagascar, No Bones Zone, and Dragons Down Under are fun for the entire family. You can even get up close with the animals during an immersive swim or dive.

  1. The Tampa Riverwalk

Does a 2.6-mile long shopping, entertainment, and art and culture-immersed experience sound incredible to you? The Riverwalk is an open space and pedestrian trail along the Hillsborough River that runs directly beside the Tampa Arts District. You can access Curtis Hixon Park, Rivergate Tower, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the Water Works Park, and many other hotels and attractions all while enjoying the beauty of Tampa’s waterfront.