Around Tampa

Welcome to Tampa Bay!

It serves as a vacation getaway to 15 million people a year, but to us it’s home. And what a great place it is. We revel in the kiss of the sun, the caress of the breeze and the sparkle of the turquoise water all around us.

Ideally located on the coast of Florida’s beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the Tampa Bay region provides easy access to Gulf beaches and surrounding cities. The area’s central location also provides access to other Florida treasures, perfect for day trips including Orlando, Daytona and Miami.

Weekends are never dull in Tampa Bay

In addition to cultural events, the area offers theme parks such as Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, professional and collegiate sports, boating, year-round golf and a destination where residents can escape to marvel at Florida’s natural majesty.

The University of South Florida

thumb_usf_u.jpgHere on campus, The University of South Florida is one of Florida’s top three public research universities. Established in 1956, it is governed by the Florida Board of Governors and the USF Board of Trustees. USF provides students with opportunities to participate in research and to seek solutions to local, national and global problems.

USF is committed to providing students with high-quality learning opportunities, building community and business partnerships, and research for discovery and innovation. Successes in these endeavors led to dual designations for USF by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Very-High Research and a Community-Engaged university. USF serves more than 45,000 students on four campuses.

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