About Ybor City
There is much to explore about Ybor City. Tampa’s premier historic district is one of only two neighborhoods in Florida to be designated a National Historic Landmark District. Founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Ybor City has enjoyed a rich culture for more than a century.
For decades, Spanish, Italian, Cuban, German and Jewish immigrants made their living by working in the cigar factories that were the main economic source for the city. Since then, factory warehouses have been converted into business lofts, restaurants, shops and more. Ybor City has grown to be known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, offering an ample menu of arts and culture, and is known for its popular nightclubs and entertainment. To learn more about Ybor City, be sure to read our a Brief History.
Whether you're walking the charming side streets or just looking for a place to park, we've got the directions you need for you to savor your stay.
Park your car and hit the pavement. There are plenty of open lots and garages where you can park your car while you enjoy a leisurely afternoon or a lavish night out. With so much to do and see, we'll show you the easiest way to get there and the easiest place to park.
Whether you're coming to Ybor City from out of state, out of town or you're a local, there are several options for transportation that will get you to Tampa's Historic District. For more information about taxi, bus, shuttle and other transportation options, please visit Tampa Bay & Co.
If you're traveling to Ybor City from Channelside or Downtown Tampa, be sure to ride the TECO Line Streetcar system. This 2.2-mile, fixed rail streetcar conveniently connects Ybor City, the Channel District and Downtown Tampa, offering an affordable and enjoyable commute. It's also a great way to travel throughout Ybor City. For more information, including maps, schedules and fare information, visit www.tecolinestreetcar.org.