About the Tampa Bay Area

Some families in the International Patient Services Program may have extended stays in the region either for their child’s medical care or because they want their family to experience what Central Florida has to offer. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida, which is part of the Tampa Bay area. St. Petersburg offers restaurants, boutiques, galleries, parks, marinas and museums. The Saturday Morning Market held along the waterfront is one of the largest weekly green markets in the southeastern United States. The Gulf of Mexico and its exceptional beaches are less than 10 miles away. The region includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Bradenton, Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch.

With an average annual temperature of 73 degrees and the record for most consecutive days of sunshine, Tampa Bay area residents enjoy year-round outdoor activities; including swimming, sailing, fishing, golfing, tennis, soccer, baseball, water-skiing, kayaking, kite surfing and more. Tampa Bay and Sarasota area beaches are consistently ranked among the world’s best. These natural attractions are complemented by an active arts scene and major league sports. 

Museums & Galleries 


Performing Arts 


Religious Centers

Cultural Festivals

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