Attending Super Bowl LV? Here's A Guide To Exploring Tampa
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Attending Super Bowl LV? Here's A Guide To Exploring Tampa

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Jade Robinson
Jade Robinson Feb 4, 2021

This is it. The last game of the NFL season is set to premiere this Sunday.

Super Bowl LV will be hosted in Tampa Bay, Florida, which is exciting as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team to play in their home stadium for the big game.

The defending champion, Kansas City Chiefs, will also be back in Florida where they won the Superbowl last year.

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With strict COVID-19 restrictions in place there will only be up to 22,000 fans, making it the lowest attended Super Bowl in history. Fans of both teams are still making the best of the situation and are preparing to travel to Tampa to enjoy the festivities— safely of course.

If you plan to be in the city this weekend, here’s a guide to safely experiencing Tampa for Super Bowl LV.

Where To Eat While You Watch The Game

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There’s a science to choosing the perfect place to watch the Super Bowl. A restaurant must have the following: a bar with great food to match, plenty of seating and a wall full of TVs for guaranteed viewing.

Gametime, a Tampa arcade/ restaurant and sports bar, and Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, check all three of those boxes.

Pro Tip: If you are rooting for Tampa Bay, head to Gametime to celebrate with fellow fans. If you happen to be a Kansas City fan head to Yeoman’s.

Where To Stay In Tampa

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Looking for a luxury experience to add to your Super Bowl itinerary? The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street has you covered. Located on Tampa’s water street neighborhood, JW Marriott Tampa takes luxury to a new level by combining modern finishes, waterfront views and even an upscale spa.

A secondary option is the Le Méridien Tampa. Once a federal courthouse, now turned into a modern boutique hotel embed with history.

Things To Do While Visiting

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Before the main event, explore all that Tampa Bay has to offer. Pirate Water Taxi, is a water taxi service that stops along 15 Tampa spots, including Riverwalk, Channel District, Downtown Tampa and Davis Island.

Want to see Tampa from the sky? Visit Empower Zip Lines, a 2.5-hour zip lining adventure with open water views of Tampa Bay.

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