Ybor City Tampa

I enjoy taking day trips to Tampa; it’s a quick hour and a half drive from Orlando.  Bryan & I were taking our oldest two kids along with a friend of theirs to Tampa during Spring Break. The kids were going to Tampa Pro and the two of us were going to discover Ybor City. We came on a cloudy Sunday morning.  We dropped the kids off at the Skatepark of Tampa while we went to check into Hampton Inn Ybor City.
This hotel is located in the Ybor City neighborhood.  We parked the car and never got in it again till it was time to leave. The hotel was ideal not only for its location in Ybor but it's located on the same block as the Bricks of Ybor which was hosting a bunch of Tampa Pro events. There's also a Streetcar stop right outside of the hotel. We had hoped to take it downtown, but we were having too much fun exploring Ybor City. 

We were able to get into our room early, so we were off to the Brick of Ybor for some lunch.  Once we were fueled up we took a stroll around the neighborhood. 
The Bricks of Ybor
We discovered the Ybor City State Museum, enjoyed some Cafe Con Leche and cigars at King Corona Cigars.  The kids met up with us and joined us for some dinner at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company.
Ybor City Museum State Park

Ybor City Tampa

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

In between our stops we walked and took in the sights.
Ybor City Tampa

sShops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Historic sites in Ybor City Tampa

Jose Marit Park in Ybor City Tampa

Ybor City Tampa

Streetcar in  Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Historic Sites in Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa

Shops & Restaurants in Ybor City Tampa
After dinner, the kids went to the Bricks of Ybor and were happy to see a number of their favorite skaters hanging around there.  They even spotted a few at the hotel.  Bryan & I were exhausted. We had a fun filled day of eating, drinking & exploring.  I can't wait to come back and see all that we missed.