Pack cool, comfortable clothing in natural fibers and some light wraps for the evenings. Lightweight clothing, bathing suits, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are a must for outdoor activities.
Tipping between 18 to 22 percent is usual but always at your discretion.
The average temperature is 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Tampa and the surrounding areas have wonderfully sunny days and delightful evenings.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The Gulf of Mexico offers 35 miles of white-sand beaches on eight major barrier islands that are all just a short drive away.
Calm water conditions are the norm for the Gulf of Mexico. There is excellent year-round deep-sea fishing (join one of the many charters) but the area excels in equally good in-shore and near-shore fishing along the coasts of Tampa Bay.
WHAT TO PACK
Casual attire is usually appropriate throughout Tampa Bay. Most restaurants only require casual-business attire, although a few do suggest jackets for men and smart dress for ladies.
Shorts, sunscreen and sunglasses are a must if you're going to be outdoors.