By far the most exciting is Ybor City, home to many Cuban refugees who have turned their part of the city into Little Cuba. If you don’t want to visit the island itself, spending some time in Ybor will still give you a real flavour of the country in food, music and festivals for the neighbourhood hosts many versions of traditional Cuban Catholic and Santeria festivals including Guavaween and the Sant’Yago Parade when the streets come alive with colourful floats and Cuban music.
To find out more about the development of the Cuban influence on the area the Ybor City State Museum chronicles the growth of the area and charts the lives of the immigrants who arrived there with nothing after escaping from Castro’s regime.
The main attraction for tourists to Tampa is Busch Gardens which incorporates stunning landscaped gardens with a thrilling theme and amusement park considered to be one of the best in America. The entrance fee is steep but most agree that it’s worth it!
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