This Florida city is one of the 'World's Greatest Places' according to TIME magazine

Aerial drone View of sprawling Tampa Bay Skyline, Florida. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

TIME Magazine's World's Greatest Places 2023 features an array of unique and highly sought international destinations. The list features places like Loango National Park in Gabon, Africa, The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, the French Polynesian Islands — and also a Florida city. 

Tampa Bay was named one of the World's Greatest Places in 2023. The city is described as a "sunny, accessible escape worthy of a weekend stay" due to its cutting edge multi-billion dollar landmark development project that is redefining its downtown area. 

According to TIME Magazine, Water Street Tampa finished phase one last year debuting the city's "first true five-star hotel, The Tampa EDITION."

The downtown project is backed by Bill Gates and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik which is now home to a pedestrian promenade, mushroom with restaurants like Boulon Brasserie and The Pearl — an oyster bar. 

TIME coins the city an "entrepreneur and millennial magnet" as it describes a food hall inside a restored trolley warehouse along the Tampa Riverwalk called Armature Works. 

Here is the full list of the World's Greatest Places 2023

  • Dominica
  • Barcelona
  • Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
  • Ladakh, India
  • Churchill, Manitoba
  • Aarhus, Denmark
  • Roatán, Honduras
  • Aqaba, Jordan
  • Kyoto
  • Musanze, Rwanda
  • Luang Prabang. Laos
  • Sylt, Germany
  • Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • Budapest
  • Mayurbhanj, India
  • Yosemite National Park in California
  • Giza and Saqqara, Egypt
  • Medellín, Columbia
  • Isan, Thailand
  • Freetown Peninsula, Sierra Leone
  • Naples, Italy
  • Kangaroo Island, Australia
  • Vienna
  • Bozeman, Mont
  • Mexico City
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Berat, Albania
  • Pantanal, Brazil
  • Rabat, Morocco
  • Loango National Park, Gabon
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Dijon, France
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Rio Grande, P.R.
  • Tucson, Ariz.
  • Washington D.C.
  • Vancouver
  • Pantelleria, Italy
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Timisoara, Romania
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Ollantaytambo, Peru
  • Nagoya, Japan
  • Chyulu Hills, Kenya
  • The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia
  • Jerusalem
  • Sharjah, UAE
  • Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia