Tampa, Florida is a Gulf Coast Bay city located on the west coast of Florida.  Tampa was actually inhabited by many indigenous cultures through the ages, including, most recently, the Tocobaga.  It was first spotted by Spanish explorers in the 1500s, but wasn’t settled until 1824, when the US Army established a frontier outpost there called Fort Brooke.

Tampa is particularly well known for its sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay lightning and the Tampa Bay Rays.  In 2008, Forbes Magazine ranked Tampa as the 5th best outdoor city.