By Devonta Davis – Digital Producer, Tampa Bay Business Journal
Mar 16, 2023
Tampa Bay made TIME’s annual list of the greatest places in the world, the company announced on Thursday.
To compile the list, TIME took nominations of places from an international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new experiences.
The results include places from Giza and Saqqara in Egypt to Dijon, France and Phuket, Thailand.
The report highlighted the developments in downtown Tampa, including the city’s first five-star hotel, The Tampa EDITION, which opened last year.
Other names included Boulon Brasserie, The Pearl and lifestyle hotels and residences such as the ROOST Apartment Hotel.
“The development is at the crux of a downtown renaissance that’s seen Tampa finally take full advantage of what’s been here all along–water, water, everywhere, between the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay,” TIME wrote.
The report noted that the city’s job market and entertainment offerings are a big draw for millennials.
TIME went on to say that Tampa Bay’s airlines and beaches are significant factors why now is the perfect time to relocate to the area.
This comes as no surprise as three Tampa Bay beaches recently made TripAdvisor’s best beach lists in 2023, part of its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.
“With Tampa’s first nonstop flight from Heathrow via Virgin Atlantic debuting late last year; easy access to the art-loving, dog-friendly city of St. Pete; and plenty of sun, sand, and sea in nearby Pass-a-Grille Beach and Clearwater there’s never been a more appealing time to touch down,” TIME stated.
The complete list can be found HERE