Once you have observed the crazy tiled floor and the cozy decor, you'll discover the treasures of this old-fashioned store. Word lovers have the chance to access a very rich selection of books here, with various subjects such as fiction, travel, science and medicine, cuisine, history, business or biography. The goal? To increase customer's passion for reading! If you like enjoying a cup of local tea or artisanal coffee while reading, you'll find what you need: the Oxford Exchange also carries an amazing selection of those, to be enjoyed perched on a bar stool or comfortably reclined in a deep armchair.
It is a known fact that the right oil, vinegar or spice can do wonders to a simple dish. Joe and Son's Olive Oils is a gourmet food shop where they stock a unique blend of olive oils, pestos, sauces, balsamic vinegars and more. These include Blood Orange Olive Oil, Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil, and Roasted Walnut and Truffle Oil. They also have organic oils and skincare products in their inventory. The rustic setting of this store adds to its charm. If you get flummoxed, their expert staff will guide you through to find your perfect pick. You can also sample them before making a purchase.
St. Petersburg's Saturday morning market has been going strong since its inception in 2002. Taking over the downtown area every Saturday morning from 9a to 2p, this lively gathering features live music, mouth-watering food and a variety of vendors selling their wares. Find fresh eggs and goat cheese from a nearby farm or Cajun spices and handmade crafts made by a locals. A great family activity, the market also features kid-friendly events. Check the website for more information about vendors and upcoming music acts and events.
Since Ybor City was created by cigar manufacturers in 1880 and mostly populated by Cuban immigrants, it is a historically rich Tampa neighborhood. Located right in downtown, this area has become one of the most commercial parts in the city nowadays, but still, you can find really traditional places. With a 50 years history, King Corona Cigars is one of those places. Here smokers are able to enjoy a large selection of cigars and accessories. Need a snack? Grab one of the delicious Cuban sandwiches. No hesitation, a visit to Ybor can't be completed without a good cigar or some real Cuban food!
As the name suggests, this shopping Mecca sprawls over some major acreage in the WestShore section of Tampa, not far from downtown and close to the airport. Alluring Mediterranean architecture beckons here, but dedicated shoppers are far more tempted by the presence of Saks Fifth Avenue, the only full-line Saks in the region. Plus four other department stores, and 100 specialty shops, including Banana Republic and Gap. A food court feeds you, and there's covered parking in case it rains.
Westfield Citrus Park is a two-floor, 1 million square foot shopping mall with anchor stores such as Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. It also includes a Regal Cinemas multiplex theater and Dick's Sporting Goods, open as of 2007. After shopping if you feel hungry, you can fulfill your gastronomical delights at the plentiful food court.
If you are an avid boater, then West Marine Tampa is your best bet. You will find all sorts of boating paraphernalia at this friendly store where customer service is paramount. Check out their impressive range of dinghies, jet skis, marine binoculars, surfboards, apparels and nautical devices. You can be assured that all your boating needs will be taken care of.
Men's Wearhouse not only offers a great collection for men's apparel but also features post-purchase services for the clothes bought from their stores. One of their Tampa stores is located on Dale Mabry Highway, a few minutes from the Hotel Courtyard Tampa Westshore/Airport. Open all week, the store is chock-full of trendy wear for men of all ages. Expect to find a wide variety of shirts, suits, sweaters, vests, blazers and much more here; whether you're looking for formal wear or casual clothing, Men's Wearhouse has got you covered! Apart from tailoring, this store also offers free laundry pressing service for as long as you keep the clothes you bought from here!
Don Me Now - Styling & Clothing Lounge is an upscale boutique that caters to Tampa's fashion conscious. The shop stocks a wide variety of labels from independent designers to well-established brands, covering the spectrum from fun and flirty to edgy and urban. Top finds like Ditto Denim, Mavi, Camilyn Beth, and James Jeans, are exclusively featured here. Those looking for fashion advice should look no further, as owner and stylist Danielle Evans is happy to offer expert advice, and appointments are available on request. This Hyde Park Village shop is a must visit for current women's fashions and one-on-one style advice.