Ybor City is a fascinating district full of historic sights, with an intriguing past entwined with immigration from Spain, Italy and Cuba. Its cosmopolitan nature and cigar industry have made this a bustling neighborhood, earning it the status of Tampa’s Latin Quarter. Explore the museums and galleries for a glimpse into the region’s eclectic past and present.

Make your way along the enchanting streets of the district, which is designated a National Historic Landmark District. Browse the various shops and restaurants along the 7th Avenue commercial street. Come to 7th Avenue at night to catch live music at The Orpheum.

Embark on a walking tour of the neighborhood for a comprehensive overview of its main sights. Visit the Cigar Museum and Visitor Center to learn about the district’s entrepreneurial beginnings. The last cigar factory still in use is the J.C. Newman Cigar Company, which has a small museum and a cigar shop. Take a guided tour of the building and gaze up at its iconic clock tower.

The guides will inform you about Don Vicente de Ybor, after whom the city is named. Hear how he helped to develop the neighborhood and its cigar factories. Dotted around the district are old social clubs that were built to preserve the cultural identities of the Spanish, Italian and Cuban immigrants in the late 19th century. Visit the Circulo Cubano de Tampa, which still operates for special events today.

See the range of historic buildings decorating the streets of Ybor City. Enjoy some Cuban toast and coffee from the array of traditional cafés and bakeries here.

Ybor City is in the northeastern part of Tampa in the western part of central Florida. Ride the TECO Line Streetcar System to the district and get around via the trolley. See nearby sights, including Myrtle Hill Cemetery, the Channel District and Palmetto Beach.

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Dining, Live Music and Theaters

Top Hotels in Ybor City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa - Ybor City Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1301 E 7th Ave, Tampa
$114/night
Jul 20 - Jul 21
4.3/5Excellent! (1,370 reviews)

"Even though we were staying during their construction project, the construction was done during the hours you would normally not be in the hotel. The staff were nice and helpful, and even though their usual breakfast serving areas were under construction, they were still able to serve their promise ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa - Ybor City Downtown
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Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
3 out of 5
1700 E 9th Ave, Tampa
$113/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.2/5Very Good! (666 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location and was very nice. The air conditioner was working but it needs to be cooler in our room."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
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Iconic Social Roost Inn: Historic Ybor City Tampa
Tampa
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Fun Weekend Getaway

"Place perfect for two couples. Love the location so that we could walk to everything and enjoy the nightlife. Double edged sword though. Very close to loud music, traffic and train. So if looking for quiet, might not be your cup of tea but for a great weekend of fun, this would be perfect ! House ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Iconic Social Roost Inn: Historic Ybor City Tampa
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Modern & Elegant 4 BR 2 BA Ace Location Minutes From Everything
Tampa
4.1/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
Wonderful stay!

"Everything was perfect from A to Z. William, the owner, is very easy to communicate with; the house is adorable, very clean and comfortable, easy to get to from the highway. We appreciated the little supplies in the kitchen, snacks, coffee pods: a very nice attention for the guests. The house had ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2019

Modern & Elegant 4 BR 2 BA Ace Location Minutes From Everything
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Modern King Size Bed New Apt
Tampa
Modern King Size Bed New Apt
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Penthouse in the Heart of Historic Ybor City in Tampa
Tampa
4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Great space and Location

"Our second time staying here and it was equally as good as the first. Great space inside and out with the balcony."…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Penthouse in the Heart of Historic Ybor City in Tampa

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Salvador Dali Museum
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Salvador Dali Museum

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Lowry Park Zoo

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Adventure Island

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Big Cat Rescue

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Sunken Gardens

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Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission

$37

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Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets

$92

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The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets
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The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets

$28

Visit The Florida Aquarium and see more than 7,000 plants and animals from Florida and beyond in the 250,000-square feet (23,000-sq m) located in downtown Tampa. Start your Florida Aquarium experience in the Wetlands Trail, which is home to animals and plants found in Florida.

Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

$64

Experience all the plummeting, free falling, and soaring sensations of skydiving without ever getting on a plane. This indoor skydiving experience puts you in a vertical wind tunnel, where you can float weightlessly in space for an unforgettable adrenaline rush in totally safe surroundings.

Tampa Haunted Pub Tour
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Tampa Haunted Pub Tour

$25

Experience spooky stories and unexplained events as you visit some of the most historic and haunted spots in Tampa—and steady your nerves with a few drinks along the way. Meet your costumed tour guide in historic downtown Ybor and head off on an adventure to explore some of the area's most haunted locations.

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