Florida doesn't have to be all about the Mouse -- if you want a mix of the tropics with the hustle and bustle of a city, book a cheap Tampa rental car and get down to the Gulf Coast. Part southern charm, part cosmopolitan, this city is a true hotspot for any Florida traveler needing a little lounging and a lot of excitement. There's no better place to start your vacation than on a beach (it is Florida, after all). Hop in your discount Tampa rental car and take the Sunshine Skyway Bridge into the neighborhood of St. Petersburg. Part of the Tampa Metropolitan Area, this is where you'll find the signature palm trees and powder white sand that makes Florida famous. St. Petersburg is only a 27-minute drive from downtown Tampa, so you'll have plenty of time to get back to the action of the big city.
For some of Tampa's hottest bars and nightclubs, visit the neighborhood of Ybor City. Everything from smooth jazz venues to the cheapest of happy hour specials can be found here, satisfying a variety of travelers' tastes. Ybor City is known as the cigar capital of the world thanks in part to its Cuban, Spanish and Italian population. If you grow tired of dime-a-dozen seafood restaurants downtown, the neighborhood's historic district is where you'll find some of the best ethnic cuisine in town.
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