• We have palm trees, manatees and miles of white sand beaches! Who could ask for more?

• Tampa Bay averages more than 300 days of sunshine each year. That gives you plenty of time to explore our beaches, go for a bike ride or take a hike.

Love sports? Tampa Bay is home to a variety of professional sports teams, including the Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

• It’s a foodie paradise, with a thriving restaurant culture on both sides of the bay. It’s also the birthplace of the delicious Cuban sandwich.

• Looking for something to do? Ride a roller coaster at Busch Gardens, visit a stingray at the Florida Aquarium or enjoy Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the U.S. by Parents Magazine.

• We don’t spend all of our time outdoors – in fact, our kids tend to be pretty good students. Florida leads the nation in high school seniors taking Advanced Placement exams.

• Tampa Bay is also home to outstanding colleges and universitieincluding the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, New College of Florida, Eckerd College and the Ringling Museum of Art.

• Art lovers can take in the area’s world-class museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Ringling Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.