James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

The Tampa Bay area is a diverse and exciting place to live, and Tampa Bay is one of America’s most vibrant cities. Surrounded by miles of glistening waterways, soft, sugar-sand beaches, sport fishing, jet skiing, and parasailing, Tampa’s summer months are characterized by warmer temperatures and quick afternoon showers. Spring and fall days are pleasantly warm, with cooler evenings perfect for bayside strolls.

MacDill Air Force Base is near the heart of it all—just minutes from an incredible array of fun destinations. In a single day, the whole family can enjoy breakfast at a waterside cafe, play at Busch Gardens, and visit the Florida Aquarium or the Lowry Park Zoo, rated the number one US Zoo for kids by Child Magazine. At the evening’s end, nothing tops a professional sports game to cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Tampa Bay Storm.

Tampa Bay’s rich cultural heritage includes the largest performing arts center in the southeast and the largest science museum in the south. MacDill is located conveniently close to Ybor City, also called “Florida’s Latin Quarter.” It is one of Tampa’s National Historic Landmark Districts and is the ultimate shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

With such lovely weather and so many nearby destinations to choose from, you and your family can enjoy all that MacDill has to offer all year long. Even closer you’ll find all the conveniences and perks of living in this dynamic area.