Island feeling at Davis Islands

About 15 minutes from here towards downtown Tampa there’s a place called Davis Island. It was built upon two man-made islands atop two small natural islands formerly known as “Little Grassy Key” and “Big Grassy Key”.

The islands were built from mud dredged from the bottom of Tampa Bay in the 1920s and expanded. Many of the original Mediterranean-style structures are still standing and have received national Historic Designation, as well as local protections. Today Davis Islands is a mix of residential and retail areas.

There’s a commercial area on the island where they have some stores and restaurants. We went for a drink at Island Bistro and dinner at Oggi Italian. Felt like holiday on a ordinary day 💞