J.McLaughlin Local Guides: Tampa

Tampa is a beautiful, energetic city with plenty of world-renowned attractions to enjoy. We're located on 1619 West Snow Avenue in Hyde Park Village, one of the area’s most-frequented shopping centers. Whether you love theme parks or beaches, we compiled a handy guide for things to do in Tampa, Florida — remember to pack your favorite vacation chic look and plenty of sunscreen!

Let's first talk about shopping. We're located in Hyde Park Village, an outdoor shopping center right next to Tampa’s beautiful historic homes. In the Village, you'll find upscale boutiques that include both national and local shops. In addition to fashion retailers like J.McLaughlin, discover specialty stores such as Downtown Dogs for posh pet supplies and The Candle Pour for homemade candles. Hungry? Grab tacos and a drink from Bartaco or bite into a slice of margherita pizza from Forbici. Unwind with a movie at the CinéBistro, which serves delicious bistro food as well as typical theater snacks such as popcorn.

Stroll down the waterside Bayshore Linear Park Trail to catch a beautiful view of the Hillsborough Bay. In the opposite direction, enjoy the white sand at Clearwater Beach, where you'll find people sunbathing and parasailing.  


Reserve a room at Le Méridien Tampa to relax after an eventful Floridian day. A historical landmark, this beautiful boutique hotel was transformed from a century-old federal courthouse. A witness stand has been repurposed in the restaurant as the hostess stand, and a judge bench was made into the business center desk. The hotel also offers plenty of amenities and is pet-friendly. 


Wherever you head in Tampa, you'll need comfortable and stylish clothes for your sunny getaway. Complete your look with beach accessories and relaxed shirts