Tampa's Top Shopping Venues From Historic Neighborhoods to Air Conditioned Luxury
Tampa hosts a variety of shopping experiences from luxury shopping malls to quaint, historic shopping districts. To help you find the experience that's perfect for you, 10 Best has put together a list of your best options.
Many of Tampa's shopping malls and centers are open-air to take advantage of all the beautiful sunny days. If you're looking to experience some of Tampa's rich ethnic history while exploring unique and eclectic boutiques and gift stores, then Ybor City is where you should go. After enjoying a day of shopping and exploring, you can sample the neighborhood's popular restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
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International Plaza is Tampa's flagship shopping mall featuring over 200 high-end specialty shops.
Local Expert Tip: "IP is worth a day trip in itself, between the shopping selection and the culinary/nightlife options."
- Type: Cigar Shops, Clothing Stores, Fine Craft Galleries, Gift Stores, Shopping Districts, Specialty Shops
- Neighborhood: Ybor City
The quaint and charming streets of Tampa's historic district, Ybor City, are lined with unique and eclectic shops and boutiques.
Local Expert Tip: "If you're looking for souvenirs or gifts with a Tampa flair, this is the place to shop."
Hyde Park Village is a charming and fashionable neighborhood shopping district with unique boutiques, trendy shops and popular dining spots.
Local Expert Tip: "The movie theater, Cinebistro, is also a fine dining establishment that serves your meal while you watch a film."
The Shops at Wiregrass, located in northeast Tampa, is an open-air, village-style mall with over 100 stores to choose from.
Local Expert Tip: "The mall also hosts popular, family-friendly events, including a bimonthly fresh market. "
WestShore Plaza is an upscale shopping center close to Tampa's airport with a great mix of trendy shopping and dining options.
Local Expert Tip: "This is the closest full-service mall to downtown Tampa."
Located about 20 minutes northwest of downtown Tampa, Westfield Citrus Park features over 150 retail stores.
Local Expert Tip: "There is a large play area for children, but the star of the show is the two-story carousel. Good luck limiting your kids to just one ride."
Westfield Mall Brandon is a large, pleasant mall with great shopping and dining located just south of Tampa on I75.
Local Expert Tip: "This is a popular mall and gets really busy on weekends."
- Type: Shopping Districts
- Neighborhood: Soho
The trendy SoHo shopping and entertainment district is popular with Tampa's fashionable 20-somethings.
Local Expert Tip: "Combine your visit with a trip to Hyde Park Village and make a day of it."
- Type: Shopping Centers
- Neighborhood: Channelside
Located on Tampa's beautiful waterfront, Channelside Bay Plaza has a unique mix of dining, entertainment and shopping options.
Local Expert Tip: "Fun to browse, but the selection of retail stores is small."
University Mall is located near USF and offers over 140 stores to choose from.
Local Expert Tip: "If you're looking for bargains, this is a good place to find them."
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