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Tampa, FL
“I love that Tampa is a legitimate breeding ground for true freaks, weirdos, outsiders, and eccentrics. While many cities market themselves by promising to ‘stay weird’ — Tampa just is weird in a beautifully uncelebrated and undefined way. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.” — Jeremy Gloff
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Tampa, FL
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Skipper’s Smokehouse
Funky spot serving Southern eats such as gator tail in rustic digs with a space for live music.
Skipper's Smokehouse, Skipper Road, Tampa, FL, United States
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Tampa Theatre
The historic theatre features a wide range of independent, foreign, and documentary films on a daily basis and is Tampa's only non-profit movie palace.
Tampa Theatre, North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL, United States
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State Theatre
Built in the early 20s,' the  Beaux-Arts style concert venue hosts a variety of acts from big name stars to indie bands.
687 Central Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
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Jannus Live
"Jannus Live for bigger shows. I've played that stage a lot and it's my favorite in the southeast. As an audience member it's great because it's loud and you're surrounded by buildings in a courtyard so it automatically feels more like a collective experience." — J.T. Brown
Jannus Live, 1st Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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The Orpheum
This unpretentious nightspot features independent up-&-coming musical artists, DJs & a full bar.
1915 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605, United States
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Amalie Arena
Encompassing 670,000 square feet, Amalie Arena has been used for ice hockey, basketball, and arena football games, as well as concerts.
Amalie Arena Station, Tampa, FL, United States
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The Ritz Ybor
"I watched Arctic Monkeys there a few years back and for some reason that night is illuminated, I also took part in my very first local group art show at the Ritz so it has a special place in my heartbox.” — Bekky Beukes
1503 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605, United States
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3 Daughters Brewery
"3 Daughters Beach Blonde is so good, and perfect for the Florida vibe. They have so many games to play there that you are guaranteed a good time with friends and family.”— Juliana Villamil
222 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, United States
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Coppertail Brewing Co.

Coppertail Brewing Co is an independently owned production brewery and tasting room in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa, FL.

Coppertail Brewing Co., East 2nd Avenue, Tampa, FL, United States
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Cigar City Brewing Company
Inventive neighborhood brewery offering tours, a tasting room featuring beers and cigars and more.
Cigar City Brewing Company, West Spruce Street, Tampa, FL, United States
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Green Bench Brewing Company
 "Green Bench Brewery makes a slew of ciders and meads to rival ANYTHING you've ever had. Much of it is seasonal/available till it's out, but the Rooftop Cider is my go-to." — Amelia Bartlett
Green Bench Brewing Company, Baum Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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Hidden Springs Ale Works
Craft brewery offering a unique selection of beers including nitros and sours.
Hidden Springs Ale Works, North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL, United States
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Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center is located downtown on a 9-acre site along the Hillsborough River. As the second largest performing arts complex in the Southeastern United States, the 335,000-square-foot venue hosted a Broadway series, opera, concerts and more.
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, North Macinnes Place, Tampa, FL, United States
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Ybor City
Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, located just northeast of downtown. It was founded in the 1880s by Vicente Martinez-Ybor and other cigar manufacturers. For the next 50 years, workers in Ybor City's cigar factories rolled hundreds of millions of cigars annually.
Ybor City, Tampa, FL, United States
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Vinoy Park
The 11.6-acre downtown waterfront park hosts yearly events including St. Petersburg's Ribfest, Tampa Bay's Blues Festival, Christmas displays and various other events such as art festivals, concerts, and triathlons.
Vinoy Park, Bay Shore Drive Northeast, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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Fort De Soto Park
Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands. These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants.
Fort De Soto Park Campground, Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL, United States
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Tampa Riverwalk
Tampa Riverwalk is an open space and trail development along the Hillsborough River. The downtown Tampa portion travels alongside the Tampa Arts District and includes Curtis Hixon Park, The Macdill Park, the Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children's Museum, Rivergate Tower and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL, United States
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John Chesnut Senior Park
Lush green space with a variety of wildlife, plus a lake for boating, sports fields and a dog park.
John Chesnut Senior Park, East Lake Road South, Palm Harbor, FL, United States
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Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The park overlooks the University of Tampa's Plant Hall, which is directly across the river. The park is in an area known as the Waterfront Arts District.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, United States
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Sawgrass Lake Park
Sawgrass Lake Park is a 333-acre park that offers a road for biking and in-line skating, as well as birdwatching, hiking, and picnicking.
Sawgrass Lake Park, 25th Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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Pass-a-Grille Beach
"I’m a big fan of Pass-a-Grille. It’s got a cool charm to it. It’s not as crowded as St. Pete beach. There is a rock jetty with a paved path on it, that extends a few hundred feet out into the gulf, and at night it’s a good place to star-gaze.” — J. T. Brown
Pass-a-Grille Beach, Saint Pete Beach, FL, United States
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Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach has stunning views and impeccable beaches with a small town feel. Caladesi Island, off the north end of the beach, was recognized as the nation's best by Dr. Beach (2008).
Clearwater Beach, Clearwater, FL, United States
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Honeymoon Island State Park
The barrier island consistently receives more than one million visitors each year, making it the most-visited state park in Florida.
1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, United States
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Treasure Island Beach
Treasure Island is a long flat beach that's great for walks, viewing the gulf and local wildlife. Cabana and beach chair service is available.
10400 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL, United States
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