Were you born and raised here in Tampa, Florida? If that’s the case then it’s pretty likely you’ve done many things on this list. Even if you weren’t born in Tampa, if you’ve lived here for 20 years it counts. You might think this list includes eating a Cuban sandwich or walking on Bayshore Boulevard but we dug deep into what it means to be a true Tampanian. What truly makes you a Floridian is going through some dumb, slightly serious, yet dangerous life experiences. This list is full of true silly things us Tampanian have done and experienced while living here. Scroll down below to see the entire list!

Why Move To Florida:

First and foremost, Florida is home to stunning beaches. There’s over 1,350 miles of coastline with pristine white sand, turquoise water, and extremely hot weather. One of the most famous places is Miami Beach to the very glamorous South Beach each one is amazing in it’s own way. The Gulf Coast beaches like Clearwater and Siesta Key are just as beautiful. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, there is a perfect beach for everyone. Visitors can enjoy different water activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, or just tanning in the hot sun.

Tampa ranks #2 on the list of Florida family vacations! Out of 400 towns in Florida they looked at hotel prices, number of restaurants, certain attractions including watersport and amusement parks. Florida is undeniably one of the best vacation destinations in the entire world. There’s tons of reasons why Florida continues to attract millions of visitors every year. From its stunning beaches, vibrant cities and diverse wildlife there’s always something fun to do. They have thrilling theme parks and offer a wide range of attractions for anyone’s travel interests and preferences. Scroll down to see all nine things that make you a true Floridian.

  • Running Into Hulk Hogan

    You might run into him at his restaurant called Hogan’s Hangout located in Clearwater or just anywhere in Tampa in fact! Hulk Hogan is one of the most famous people to come out of Tampa and makes appearances all over town. You’re really not from Tampa unless you’ve seen him or other famous wrestlers in town.

  • Have Dinner At A Strip Club

    So, if you’re not from Tampa this might be completely foreign to you. The strip clubs in Tampa are just like the clubs anywhere else. It’s were you go to chill with your friends and grab a drink. Tampa has some fabulous 5 star steakhouses that are actually strip clubs as well. It’s just the culture here in the Tampa Bay area and if you aren’t from here it won’t make sense.


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  • Watched A Concert At Jannus Live

    It might be located in St. Petersburg but if you’re truly from the Tampa Bay area you’ve watched a concert at Jannus Live. They have big and small acts but it’s an intimate venue that always fun to party at.


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  • Been Drunk In Ybor

    Whether you’ve done a bar crawl in Ybor or just going down to eat and visit the Improv you really aren’t from Tampa Bay if you haven’t gotten wasted in Ybor. It’s an iconic spot with lots of different things to offer.


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  • Visit Shepard's Beach Resort

    If you’ve grown up in Tampa then you know one of the best beach bars with great music is Shepard’s Beach Resort. Even if you only went once, the fact that you went at all makes you a true Tampanian. Oh, and if you go to Shepard’s Resort you’ve definitely gotten wasted there.


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