Few towns have a comparable history of hosting important sports events like Tampa Bay. From the Superbowl to College basketball events, Tampa Bay has seen it all. Team Sports are a part of the culture and it is not difficult to find new events to bookmark on your calendar throughout the year. For those who enjoy championing a strong team and finding themselves amongst other veteran sports enthusiasts, this is the place to be. Football, baseball, ice hockey and college basketball make up the bulk of sports enjoyed by local Floridians. Major teams from other cities like the New York can be spotted doing their spring training here as well.
For those more interested in something laid back like golf, the area boasts 3 major courses all within half an hour’s drive from downtown Tampa. The area has also seen an interest in equestrian events with the soon to come American Invitational being hosted in July. Ironically, despite the year round sunny weather, Floridians in the area continue to have a great love for all that is icy. This last year saw a change in the fortunes of the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.
For homeowners looking for a second home or planning to retire to an area with numerous sporting activities to keep busy with, this is the perfect location. Not only does one get to support some very strong local teams, they can enjoy some of the best weather all year round. There are other recreational activities like museums, animal sanctuaries, roller coaster parks and fishing that can keep the less than sports inclined members of the household busy.