TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention

1. Tampa International Airport (TPA)

4100 George J Bean Pkwy (at Memorial Hwy), Tampa, FL
Airport · Village of Tampa · 966 tips and reviews
CNN Grill @ RNC (Tampa Bay Times Forum) is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

2. CNN Grill @ RNC (Tampa Bay Times Forum)

303 Channel Side Dr, Tampa, FL
Diner · Downtown Tampa · 8 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: “The first televised Republican National Convention was in 1940.” #GOP2012

Amalie Arena is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

3. Amalie Arena

9.2
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL
Hockey Arena · Downtown Tampa · 244 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: The Republican National Convention in Tampa marks the 40th presidential-nominating convention of the Republican Party. #GOP2012

Tropicana Field is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

4. Tropicana Field

8.9
1 Tropicana Dr (at 3rd Ave. S), Saint Petersburg, FL
Baseball Stadium · 217 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: According to the convention's CEO, the elephant trunk in the logo for the 2012 RNC is pointed toward 2012 to reflect the spirit, unity and strength of the party for the November elections. #GOP2012

Tampa Convention Center is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

5. Tampa Convention Center

333 S Franklin St (at Channelside Dr), Tampa, FL
Convention Center · Downtown Tampa · 55 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Approximately 15,000 accredited media members will be attending this year’s convention. #GOP2012

2012 Republican National Convention is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

6. 2012 Republican National Convention

401 Channelside Dr (at Tampa Bay Times Forum), Tampa, FL
Convention Center · Downtown Tampa · 26 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Want to be featured on TIME.com's interactive foursquare map for the RNC? Sign up here and join the conversation: http://ti.me/Nisa0f // See the map: www.TIME.com/RNC Read more.

The Tampa Club is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

7. The Tampa Club

8.0
101 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
General Entertainment · Downtown Tampa · 18 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: 50,000 visitors are expected to come visit the Tampa Bay area during this year’s Republican National Convention. #GOP2012

Channelside Bay Plaza is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

8. Channelside Bay Plaza

8.2
615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL
Plaza · Channel District · 21 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: MSNBC’s prime time programming will happen here during the Republican National Convention. Approximately 15,000 accredited media members will be attending this year’s convention. #GOP2012

Aja Channelside is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

9. Aja Channelside

290 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL
Nightclub · Downtown Tampa · 18 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: The Huffington Post takes over The Aja Channelside during the RNC as a place for attendees to ‘unplug and recharge their minds and bodies.' #GOP2012 Read more.

USF Sun Dome is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

10. USF Sun Dome

8.9
4202 E Fowler Ave (on Bull Run Dr.), Tampa, FL
College Basketball Court · Village of Tampa · 37 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Ron Paul, who was on the 2012 TIME 100 list, plans to hold his "We Are The Future" rally on Aug. 26 during the Republican National Convention. #GOP2012 Read more.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

11. Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

7.5
555 Westshore Plz, Tampa, FL
Hotel · 35 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: This is one of the hotels for RNC Arizona delegates. Barry Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for President at the 1964 Republican National Convention at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. #GOP2012

Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

12. Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center

6.1
5108 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa, FL
Hotel · Village of Tampa · 18 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: This is one of the hotels for RNC Ohio delegates. Ohio natives who won Republican presidential nominations include Hayes (1876), Garfield (1880), McKinley (1896) and Harding (1920). #GOP2012

Channelside Cinemas 10 is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

13. Channelside Cinemas 10

601 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL
Movie Theater · Channel District · 25 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Troublemaker Fest, a five-day event in Tampa happening alongside the RNC, will feature a Tea Party vs. Occupy Movement debate hosted by Christine O’Donnell at the Channelside Cinemas.

The Cuban Club is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

14. The Cuban Club

7.2
2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL
General Entertainment · Historic Ybor · 7 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Marco Rubio will be here on Monday night during the RNC for the event, "Nuestra Noche: Midnight in Ybor." Rubio was featured on TIME’s cover titled, “Party Crashers” back in 2010. #GOP2012 Read more.

Amphitheatre is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

15. Amphitheatre

6.6
1609 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL
Nightclub · Historic Ybor · 17 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Rock The Vote & Start Up Rock On bring Steve Aoki to perform in Tampa. In 2004, Adam Sandler performed at the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden. #GOP2012

TPC Tampa Bay is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

16. TPC Tampa Bay

8.1
5300 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd, Lutz, FL
Golf Course · 11 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Practice your golf swing at “Birdies for the Brave” an RNC convention golf event being co-chaired by House Speaker John Boehner and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, among others. #GOP2012

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

17. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

8.1
5223 Orient Rd (at Hillsborough Ave.), Tampa, FL
Casino · Village of Tampa · 186 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Nat King Cole, the renowned jazz pianist and singer, addressed the 1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco. #GOP2012

Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

18. Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge

401 Channelside Dr (in Tampa Bay Times Forum), Tampa, FL
Sports Bar · Downtown Tampa · 4 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Richard M. Nixon, who often enjoyed cigar puffing with other world leaders, was virtually unopposed for the Republican nomination in 1960. #GOP2012

Tampa Bay Downs is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

19. Tampa Bay Downs

8.1
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL
Racetrack · 24 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: During this year’s Republican National Convention, 50,000 people are expected to visit the Tampa Bay area. #GOP2012

20. Rivergate Tower

400 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL
Office · 2 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: POLITICO will be taking over The Rivergate Tower during the RNC. Fun Fact: The manifesto adopted at the 2004 Republican Convention was the longest in the party’s history with 48,000 words. #GOP2012 Read more.

Carne Chophouse is one of TIME's Guide to the Republican National Convention.

21. Carne Chophouse

7.6
1536 E 7th Ave (N 16th St), Tampa, FL
Steakhouse · Historic Ybor · 46 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: National Journal and The Atlantic are setting up their Republican National Convention headquarters here to host panels, parties and briefings. #GOP2012