If you are a history buff, cigar aficionado, architectural admirer, coffee connoisseur, serious shopper, fanatical foodie or simply just looking for a fun place to go; Ybor City is the destination for you.
Ybor City is the only National Historic Landmark District on Florida's west coast, a historic neighborhood sitting on 7th Avenue just northeast of Tampa's downtown district. 7th Avenue is lined with several boutiques and vintage shops that are highly popular, making the entire street one of the '10 Great Streets in America' in 2008 according to the American Planning Association. They designated it so due to its 'history, character, and strong community involvement.'
Shopping in Ybor City is highly unique simply due to the area's historic and cultural ties to the Cuban and Latin communities. Lining the streets you will find such shops as Metro Market, Black and Denim, and Trendsetters Apparel, as well as quite a few Cuban coffee shops, cigar shops, and eateries. You can typically find a Cuban sandwich in any of the eateries around here, some of our favorites being Tony's Ybor Restaurant, La Creperia, Due Amici, Bernini, and Hamburger Mary's.
Aside from the amazing shopping and dining, your group can also learn more about the fascinating history here at the Ybor City State Museum, the exhibits covering the history of immigration and importance of Cuban cigars on the economy, or perhaps take in a relaxing movie at the Centro Ybor Mall cinema.