Brandon Equine Medical Center is located in Brandon, Florida. Brandon is in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida approximately 15 miles east of the city of Tampa. As of the 2010 census the community had a total population over 100,000. If arriving by plane, Tampa International Airport is easily accessible and Super Shuttle is a convenient way to get from the airport to Brandon Equine.
A short drive from Brandon, Tampa is a modern city that serves as the business center of Florida's west coast. Tampa's railroad resort origins are reflected in the University of Tampa's Henry B. Plant Museum, housed in the 1890's arabesque Tampa Bay Hotel, once the training base for Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Tampa sits on the Hillsborough River and is home to the Riverwalk where attractions include:
For more than half a century, Ybor City was the "Cigar Capital of the World" and it is still one of the best places to buy hand rolled cigars. A short trolley ride from downtown Tampa, this historic Cuban enclave is now know as Tampa's Latin Quarter - and party central. On weekends the restaurants and nightclubs get boisterously packed around the Centro Ybor, the hub for movies, dinner and shopping.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay doubles as one of America's most thrilling amusement parks as well as one of the largest zoos in the country. Rides include 12 roller coasters including the country's largest and fastest all wooden double coaster. On the 80-acre African-style savannah you can come face-to-face with free-ranging zebras or feed a giraffe by hand. A zoologist accompanies you on the VIP tour while the Serengeti Safari takes you on an open truck ride out among the grazing wildlife.
St. Petersburg & Clearwater
Across Old Tampa Bay from Downtown Tampa, you'll find the Pinellas Peninsula, site of St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach. St. Petersburg is a museum lover's town with the Florida International Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum, and the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. Clearwater Beach offers miles of sandy white beaches, warm sunshine and clear gulf waters.
Professional Sport Teams
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional football team based in Tampa, Florida. Founded in 1976 they are currently members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League and play at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers won Super bowl XXXVII in 2002.
The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. Winners of the 2003-2004 Stanley Cup, they play in the Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Rays are a major league professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg. The Rays are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Since 1998 they have played indoors at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The Tampa Bay Storm play arena football at the Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. This exciting team has won 5 Arena Bowl Championships and 5 Conference titles.