Exhibiting in Tampa is an experience, not just a destination. Whether you want to turn your business trip into a vacation, or take part in the enormous number of events and locales there are to experience: it’s easy to experience every flavor Tampa Bay has to offer. Get your heart racing with pulse-pounding roller coasters, adventure out to Tampa’s nightlife districts or simply relax at the beach with friends and family.

All driving and walking distances are in relation to VMX and the Florida State Fairgrounds. 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Enjoy gaming, fine dining and luxury accommodations at the Hard Rock.

  1 min.

  6 min.

Chris Stapleton in Concert
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

Friday, October 11th, Country Legend Chris Stapleton will be at the Florida Amphitheater, 20,000 fans will see the VMX billboard.

  1 min.

  9 min.

Clearwater Beach
America’s #1 Beach

Clearwater Beach is rated as America’s #1 beach by TripAdvisor, USA Today and Forbes. Enjoy soft white sand and beach culture.

  45 mins.

Busch Gardens
Theme Park and Zoological Experience

Experience the Bush Gardens 60th Year Celebration with roller coasters, African animals and the annual Howl-O-Scream event.

  15 mins.

Adventure Island
Waterpark Adventure (Open Oct. 11th – 14th)

Cool off on waterslides, lazy rivers, dining and shopping experiences at Adventure Island – Florida’s best waterpark.

  15 mins.

Fine Dining
Countless Options

Tampa boasts an exciting array of fine dining experiences. It’s crown jewel is its innumerable steakhouses including the world-famous Bern’s Steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris, Fleming’s, Capital Grille and many more.

Historic Ybor City
West Coast Florida’s Only Historic District

For 150 years, Ybor City has served as one of Tampa’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Today it offers a legendary selection of cigars, bars, clubs and trolleys.

  10 mins.

Sparkman Wharf
Tampa Bay’s New Outdoor Waterfront

Visit food halls, get a beer at the open-air biergarten, watch a Lightning game projected on the event lawn or experience one of the many boutiques.

  10 mins.

The Florida Aquarium
Connect with the Sea

At one of America’s top aquariums, you can connect with 8,000 animal and plant species at the 250,000 square foot aquarium space at The Florida Aquarium.

  10 mins.

Tampa Breweries
Florida’s Brewery Hub

Enjoy one of Tampa’s countless breweries that tops endless lists of the best craft beer communities in the United States. Visit Cigar City Brewing, the Tampa Bay Brewing Company and many more. It’s no secret that great beer lives here in Tampa Bay.

SoHo District Tampa
Restaurants. Bars. Nightlife.

SoHo (South Howard Avenue) is a sprawling neighborhood in southern Tampa that offers entire streets filled with microbreweries, coffee shops, unique cuisine and nightclubs.

  12 mins.

Downtown St. Pete
Bohemian Paradise

Downtown St. Pete features the epicenter of Tampa Bay’s bohemian culture. If you’re looking for an Ethnobotanical Kava bar or bleeding edge music acts, St. Pete’s got it.

  37 mins.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Football & Pirates

Experience the thrill of Buccaneers football. Tampa’s beloved NFL team kicks off at Raymond James Stadium which features its legendary pirate ship and functional cannons!

  18 mins.

Tampa Bay Lightning
Hockey’s Most Electrifying Team

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been the center of the Tampa sports world for almost two decades. Tampa boasts hockey’s best fans and a game experience like no other!

  10 mins.

International Plaza and Bay Street
TPA’s Premiere Shopping Destination

International Plaza (TPA adjacent), boasts the West Coast of Florida’s most distinctive shopping and dining experience with 200 specialty stores and 16 restaurants.

  20 mins.