Shopping / Galleries
The Tampa area offers countless shopping options, ranging from small specialty stores to large retail centers. Shop international brands at an upscale retail plaza and drop the teens off at a mall that not only offers plenty of shopping and dining options, but also boasts a movie cinema and IMAX theatre.
Brad Cooper Gallery – Located in the heart of Ybor City, this gallery features contemporary works from emerging as well as locally and nationally-known artists. Work with the gallery to figure out which pieces to add to your collection. Stop by during a reception and exhibition of an artist's work.
Central Ybor – Tampa's Latin Quarter features national retail chains as well as specialty shops and boutiques. Pick up a beautiful vase reflecting the area's Spanish heritage. Breathe in the aroma of a fine Cohiba wafting from a tobacco shop. And splurge on designers like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
Channelside – Lined with palm trees and fountains, this center has prime shopping and casual dining. Meet a friend at a local coffee house and shop for fine wine or decadent chocolate.
International Plaza and Bayside – Conveniently located near the Tampa Airport, International Plaza maintains over 200 specialty shops with an open-air village of fine restaurants and small boutiques nearby. Spend the day scouting stores such as MAC Cosmetics, Sigrid Olsen and William-Sonoma.
Michael Murphy Gallery – Wander the gallery featuring nearly two dozen artists. Snatch up a colorful abstract oil painting. Consult with the gallery on the frame best-suited to your watercolor. Then let them frame it for you.
Old Hyde Park Village – Spend the day at this outdoor shopping mall and relax during a movie at the cinema. Survey photographs at a gallery. Refresh your look with a new hair style and makeover at a salon or spa, or savor a steak at the chophouse.