Destination Spotlight: Tampa Bay

Destination Spotlight: Tampa Bay

NORCROSS, Ga. - Take over Tampa Bay, a destination that knows how to put on a convention. Sure, pirates and celebrations are a part of the culture in this waterfront city, but you’ll also find first-class accommodations, unique venues, delicious cuisine, rich heritage and an array of only-in-Tampa-Bay things to do when your meeting is over.

Walk the Tampa Riverwalk and discover untold treasures like the distinctive Tampa Convention Center. Set on downtown Tampa’s metropolitan waterfront just seven miles from Tampa International Airport, the 600,000-sq.-ft. center features flexible space and functionality and is an ideal spot to host your next meeting. The award-winning Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, Glazer Children’s Museum and Straz Center for the Performing Arts round out some of the best off-site venues in Florida, located steps away from the convention district.

When the meetings are over, jump ship and board the TECOline Streetcar System to Ybor City, Tampa’s historic Latin Quarter. The legendary neighborhood was first established in 1886, and a few decades later became known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.” By day, ramble along the brick-lined streets and enjoy the vibrant quarter. Take in its old-world architecture, grab a piping hot cup of cafe con leche and stop for a Cuban sandwich, a Tampa original. By night, the district transforms into the area’s premier entertainment district with hip nightspots that offer everything from original bands to epic dance parties.

Large enough to accommodate the Republican National Convention, yet intimate enough to provide personalized service for your next board meeting, Tampa Bay puts you in command. So “heave ho” with the same old meetings and take over Tampa Bay. Get started with your invasion at

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