Before I went to St. Pete for a conference, I googled what to do when we arrived in Tampa. I lived in FL for a while but never knew the complete history of Ybor City. Lonnie's tour was outstanding. The tour started at 11 at a perfect well-known location along 7th Ave. in Ybor and lasted until almost 130 where it ended at the Visitor's Center. It was only $15 per person (unless you have a Groupon which some people had, but I forgot to look up). What a great price! My mom was along with me, and she thoroughly enjoyed the tour since she had never been to Ybor before. He knows the history of this town like the back of his hand. As others have said, Lonnie stops in shady spots and also takes you inside the historic Don Vicente de Ybor Inn. He is funny, knowledgeable, personable, answers questions, makes sure you have water, and gives recommendations for food and other things to do around the area. You have to take this tour when in Tampa/Ybor. It is well worth it! I am so glad we did. I will never forget some of the facts he told us.
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