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I hear the drive into St Petersburg is very scenic. Is there a specific route I should take to
maximize the scenery?

Yes, the Bay area is very scenic.  I would suggest driving up 275 from the South via
the Sunshine Skyway - it is a majestic looking bridge.  You can stop at a scenic overlook right
before the bridge or stop at one of the two fishing piers at either end of the bridge.
Where do the Tampa Bay Devil Rays play their home games?

The Devil Rays play their games in St Petersburg at Tropicana field.  Just take 275 into St
Petersburg and look for the big white dome.
I will be visiting the Tampa Bay area in a month and I'd like to check out the surrounding cities
of Cleawater and St Petersburg.  Is one nicer than the other?
Where do you suggest staying that's centrally located to all 3 communities?

Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater are all beautiful areas with lots of stuff to do (check out
the other pages of this site for tips).  Personally I like the beaches of St Petersburg and
Clearwater the best (no beach in Tampa as it is on the bay.  As for where to stay that's
centrally located, you can try hotels on Ulmerton Rd. (there's a couple of nice Marriott hotels)
which is just east of Tampa, just west of Clearwater, and just north of St Petersburg.

What transportation methods are available from Tampa International Airport to downtown
Tampa or the Port of Tampa?

You have baically 3 choices - Taxi/Limousine service, airport rental car services, or
shared ride services.  Bay Shuttle and Super Shuttle are two such companies that provide this
What is Tampa's main venue for the Performing arts - I'd like to catch a show/concert while
I'm in the area?

The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is one of the largest performing arts facilty in the
country located in downtown Tampa on the East bank of the Hillsborough river.  You can call
them direct for upcoming shows or pick up a free copy of the Weekly Planet which lists all
shows, concerts, and cultural activites coming to the Tampa area.
What is Tampa's nicest beach and how do I get there?

Actually, Tampa is on the Bay so there are no beaches in Tampa itself.  However, Clearwater
and St Petersburg  both have lovely  beaches with very white sand.  You can take Ulmerton
Rd. west to Gulf Blvd - North is to Clearwater, South is to St. Petersburg.
Which area is the best for nightlife, clubs, etc.?

Ybor City is real popular with the younger people. It's streets are lined with bars and music
clubs in an atmosphere similar to that of New Orleans.  Can get pretty loud and wild on a
Friday or Saturday night.

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