Florida's Ybor City: Fine Cigar Capital of the World
WILLIE J. ALLEN JR. and CHRIS ZUPPA
A neighborhood steeped in history, Tampa's Ybor City was once the "Cigar Capital of the World." From tobacco shops along Ybor's famous Seventh Street to the J.C. Newman Cigar Co., the last surviving cigar factory in the city, the legacy of the cigar industry's influence is still felt today. If you're in Ybor, visit the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Museum and Ybor City Museum State Park, explore Jose Marti Park or just enjoy a cigar.