该re is much more to Tampa's location than beautiful beaches and pleasant year-round temperatures. With 2.7 million people中， Tampa Bay area is West Central Florida's center of government, commerce, communications, business, health care, scientific research, sports, culture 和 entertainment.
该 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for Performing Arts, Tampa Museum of Art 和 Amalie Arena are just a five-minute walk from campus. Busch Gardens中， Lowry Park Zoo 和 Florida Aquarium are also popular Tampa attractions. Students are only a 30-minute drive from the front gates of Ruth Eckerd Hall中， Mahaffey 该ater中， Florida International Museum 和 Salvador Dali Museum.
该 turnstiles at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, as well as 海洋世界 和 Universal Studios are also just a short drive away.
Five major shopping malls and hundreds of nearby restaurants offer many options for shopping and dining. Historic 优博城, only 10 minutes away, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, dining 和 entertainment.