More info: Tampa is a major city on Tampa Bay along Florida’s Gulf Coast, in Hillsborough Couunty, Florida. Downtown Tampa is an area of high-rise office blocks, but Tampa also has historic old quarters, such as Ybor City and Old Hyde Park and Franklin Street is the pedestrian center of downtown Tampa with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Bayshore Boulevard is the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, at 4.5 miles long.
The name Tampa is believed to come from the Calusa phrase “Sticks of Fire” more than likely because Tampa sees some impressive lightening every summer. This is also how the local hockey team got its name.