Gulf Coast Living
Welcome to the sun-drenched, subtropical paradise that the University of South Florida calls home, from the white sands and blue-green waters of St. Petersburg and Sarasota beaches to the thriving metropolitan community of Tampa. Here’s the first thing you should know about the Tampa Bay area: There’s a lot to do along this stretch of the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll help you figure out where to start.
The primary stomping grounds of the Bulls are comprised of four counties (Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas and Hillsborough) and metro areas including Sarasota, Tampa and St. Petersburg. Students come to learn, but these destinations are also ideal for anybody who loves the arts, great food, sports and outdoor adventures.
The region’s quirkiness (we have an annual pirate festival) is perfectly suited to
the eclectic landscape, everything from barrier islands to mangrove tunnels and Class
II river rapids.
Our range of activities is just as diverse.
We’ve compiled some of our favorites so you can plan an unforgettable Florida adventure. Download our Gulf Coast Visitor Guide to get started!