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Located on the Gulf Coast, Tampa Bay, Florida’s third-most populated city, has a plethora of things to do and see. Whether you’re engaging in water sports, shopping, dining, riding the roller coasters at Busch Gardens, or just people-watching for the latest fashions, this metropolitan mecca keeps influencers busy on social media. These Tampa Bay influencers have drawn a following for their insights into all things related to the area.

Local experts sharing life in Tampa Bay area


Kiera is a social strategist, photographer for local restaurants and Tampa Bay foodie. Her enticing photos of local breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tasting menus keep her 53.5K Instagram followers up to speed on which restaurants to try. There are also boba drinks, coffee flights, cocktails and desserts.

Nicole Taggart

Tampa-based food and travel blogger Nicole loves to explore her own city one restaurant at a time. She also posts about her adventures with her family to local hot spots, like Adventure Island Tampa, The Southern Peach Company, and Playgrounds of Tampa. She also posts photos and videos from her daily activities, including a kickboxing gym, the local Target, and photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops.

Megan and Tiffany

Megan (bio mom) and Tiffany (stepmom) are the coparenting duo that make up Moms of Tampa on Instagram. Together they’ve appeared on a Tampa radio show to talk about being a blended family, which includes outings to “Disney on Ice,” celebrations for Galentine’s Day, and a double date to the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. The two moms have become so close that they even celebrated the holidays together!

Lindsay Dean

DIYer Lindsey was thrilled to buy a blank canvas house in Tampa so she could share her journey of customizing it for her 1 million Instagram followers. Past projects have included a stunning walk-in dream closet, a fully renovated bathroom, custom built-ins, and a beautiful bar. She’s excited to start projects in the new Tampa home, especially because she finally has smooth walls!

Savvy J

Savvy shares her adventures around Tampa with her 101.5K TikTok followers so they can experience unique restaurants, delicious coffee, and one-of-a-kind events. You’ll know the most Instagrammable rooftop in the city, the best zero-waste store, and how to spend the perfect day in Tampa. For those visiting for Halloween or hosting guests for Christmas, Savvy will let you know what not to miss.

Tracy Alves

Tracy loves to spend time with her family, share her bargain fashion finds, and showcase her decorating talents with images of her Tampa modern farmhouse. Her family-focused Instagram account covers everything from homeschooling and giving back to the Tampa community, to enjoying the beauty of her surroundings. If you’re debating whether to move to Tampa, just consider how you can spend your days in the sun!

Kelly Bauer

Kelly’s aptly named “When in Tampa” Instagram account is her platform to share her favorite things in the region. Find out where to get Girl Scout cookie and beer flights, fresh sushi, tiramisu French toast, and Big Kahuna Crazy Fries. You’ll also get intel on Buccaneer events, sneak peaks of restaurant menu items before they open, and local pop-up markets.

Aubrey Jackson

In addition to being a travel adviser, Aubrey is a Realtor in Tampa, so she knows her way around the city. Most of her TikTok account is dedicated to recommendations for her favorite Tampa destinations: brunch spots, resorts, rooftop bars, and even a customized-candle store. Aubrey also takes you along to the Tampa Theatre for a “Black Love” film series and the Mint Cocktail Lounge.


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Nicolette says she’s a foodie who’s all about atmosphere and her Secrets of Tampa Bay Instagram account definitely reflects a sense of place. With views from the 42nd-floor Tampa Club to center ice at Amalie Arena, she always offers a unique perspective that her 62.1K followers can appreciate. That’s not to say that the food photos themselves aren’t enticing.

Sam Shepherd

This Tampa “Bae” explorer has attracted 94.6K followers to her TikTok account for her videos about restaurants, bars, festivals, and cool things to do when you’re in the area. How else would you find out about the Tampa Chocolate Festival or the city’s oldest pizzeria? Don’t miss the video about the floating tiki bar!

Katy Ironman

Katy is a Tampa resident with a passion for fashion. She gives her Pinterest followers a look at cute coffee run outfits, comfy pink sweaters, or light spring ideas. Originally from Germany, this influencer also shares things she finds to be different in America and looks at how to get a visa.


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