Tampa is located on the Florida west coast, next to the Mexican Gulf and Clearwater Beach. Being in Central Florida, the summer temperature is 91oF (33oC) high and 75oF (24oC) low. The Tampa Bay region is home to 4.3 million people, which is among the Top 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the United States. Tampa is on the west end of Florida High Tech Corridor, which spans 23 counties across the state, connected by three research universities (USF, UCF, and UF), more than 20 local and regional economic development organizations, 14 community and state colleges, 12 regional workforce boards, countless industry groups, and the thousands of innovative companies that call this region home. 

Things to Do in Tampa and Surrounding Area