25 minutes from Boca Ciega you’ll find Tampa City center Shopping and lots more. Do not miss Ybor City. 7th Ave is named one of “10 Great Streets in America”.
Ybor City Art Walk
Where & when: First Saturday of every month from noon to 6 p.m. (The next one is Saturday.) The walk is a self-guided tour through Ybor City. Pick up a map at the first stop, Ybor Art Colony, at 1521 1/2 E Seventh Ave. There’s a parking garage and signs for $5 parking lots, but it’s easy enough to find free two-hour street parking. For more info, call (813) 495-4649 or go to yborartassociation.com.
Don’t miss: Ybor Art Colony. Located in the former Arturo Fuento cigar factory, this second-story loft space is like a scene out of Rent. The paint-splattered wooden floors will creak as you wander from room to room, checking out paintings, photography, fashion and more. Exposed brickwork and the music of Imogen Heap blasting through the building add loads of character. Also browse the Ybor City Saturday Market; it’s like a tour within a tour. The outdoor market sells everything from produce to jewelry; it runs weekly.