Make 2022 the year you discover Florida’s Most diverse destination with fantastic food, superb shopping & amazing adventures for the entire family. It’s time to unlock Tampa Bay in 2022.
Sit Back and Prepare for Takeoff
Your gateway to Tampa Bay is Tampa International Airport (TPA), which is regularly included among the best airports in the country. Travel + Leisure ranked TPA in the top 5 for its World’s Best Awards and J.D. Power named TPA the #2 airport in North America for passenger satisfaction.
The NEW Eurowings Discover brings leisure flights from Frankfurt to TPA started in December 2021. Starting in March 2022, flights begin to Tampa Bay from Zurich on Edelweiss Airlines. Air Canada starts flights from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and Ottawa in the months to come and British Airways returned to Tampa in November 2021. So, make sure your safety belt is securely fastened and unlock Tampa Bay in 2022.
Thousands of New Rooms to Choose From
With over 2,500 NEW rooms added in the last year, the Tampa Bay hotel market is booming. Opening in early 2022 is the destination’s first five-star hotel, The Tampa EDITION, with luxury amenities and fine dining. Phase one of the multibillion-dollar Water Street Tampa development is completed with the opening of the NEW JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. The iconic foodie-focused Epicurean Hotel began an expansion in November 2021 that will add 43 guestrooms, 8 suites, a private lobby, new meeting rooms, and a 4th-floor terrace space.
Dual-branded properties have made their debut with the NEW Hyatt Place/Hyatt House opening in the heart of downtown and the NEW Aloft/Element Midtown, which brings a distinct flair and an exciting rooftop experience. The recent $700 million expansion to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino brings 500+ NEW guestrooms and suites.
Welcome to the City of Champions
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took home the Lombardi Trophy in the historic Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay became known as “Champa Bay!” The Bucs are the first team to ever host, play, and win a Super Bowl.
The celebration continued when the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) won the 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cups. The Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) also won the 2020 American League Championship and the Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) captured back-to-back USL Eastern Conference Titles in 2020 and 2021.
Like Gems on a String
The Tampa Riverwalk links together downtown Tampa’s top attractions along a 2.6-mile waterfront walkway bookended by two food halls. On one end, Sparkman Wharf, a new-age waterfront food hall with refurbished shipping containers as unique eateries, houses The Battery, a NEW bourbon-and-wine dining experience. Rent a Coast Bike Share bicycle and journey to the Tampa Riverwalk’s other end where Heights Public Market at Armature Works houses several delicious dining choices and some of the best skyline views.
Watch the sunset from Ulele or admire the 360-degree views at the reimagined Sail Plaza, just steps away from the waterfront Tampa Convention Center. Go for a local classic like the Columbia Café at the Tampa Bay History Center or something fresh like the NEW Driftlight restaurant located inside the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street.
Unlock Tampa Bay in 2022 and unlock a city you only thought you knew.