With all the amazing places to live in these 50 states, the Tampa Bay region ranked number 8 among the top 20 cities in the country for sports and adventure. Our region even beat out New York City which came in 13th in the Resonance Consultancy category research.

How did we beat out the Big Apple? The Tampa and St. Pete area ranked so high due to the heavy boating and water sports- related activities. But sports and adventure is not the only category that makes Tampa Bay stand out.

Tampa Bay and St. Pete Continue to Shine

Tampa/ St. Pete also ranked 18th overall in the sightseeing category, attracting over 10 million visitors a year. Similarly, the region was also listed as 14th in the entertainment category due to the abundance of local aquariums, zoos, shopping, nightlife, etc. Tampa also has the very popular theme park, Busch Gardens to add to their portfolio.

And if you’re a “foodie,” you will be happy to learn that Tampa and St. Pete ranked 20th for their culinary experience. Along with an abundance of tasty restaurants, the region is also known for their craft beer and brewery experiences.

Resonance concluded their research from the US Tourism Quality Index for the overall rankings in several categories and travel reviews from TripAdvisor. The popular local saying, “I live where you vacation” is no joke after seeing these results.

Let’s be honest. Why wouldn’t you want to live here?

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