Tampa Bay Buzz
23
June
2015
iTrekkers: A Tampa Bay fish story
The sun had just cleared the eastern horizon as we loaded our gear into the waiting boat. Our destination: the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast on the last day of red snapper season. So, no dawdling. The official John's Pass farewell party -- he'll be waiting when we get back. A few minutes later, our 28-foot Contender motored through John’s Pass heading west with Captain Kyle at the controls. More than that I cannot tell you. Good fishing spots fall into the category of “take to your grave” secrets. Plus, Capt. Kyle promised to deep-six anybody who Facebooked our position. I’m pretty sure he was joking. Nevertheless, my lips – and my...
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5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay: Stanley Cup edition

Attention Chicago Blackhawks fans! Tampa Bay is ready for you -- and we don't mean just the Lightning. We've got plenty to keep you busy in between games of this year's Stanley Cup finas at Amalie Arena. Here's a sampling: Get yourself a CityPASS Tampa Bay is the only destination in Florida where...

Busch Gardens: Ride, Slide, Dine for $99

Now through June 14, Tampa Bay visitors can buy a $99 pass to Busch Gardens Tampa that also gets them access to Busch Gardens' Adventure Island water park. The "Ride, Slide & Dine" ticket lets you choose two visits and two meals at either park. Tickets must be bought by June 14 and can be used by...

How to See Tampa Bay from an e-Boat

The folks at Tampa Bay's online magazine, 83 Degrees, took a ride on Tampa eBoats and fell in love with the unique perspective the boats offer on our fair community. They provide a rundown of 12 things you can see from an e-Boat. Having piloted an e-Boat myself,I can say that the electric boats --...

See the future of Tampa International

Take a virtual trip through Tampa International Airport's ongoing $1 billion expansion. Tampa Bay's gateway to the world has begun work on a new car-rental station, people-mover and 50,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space in the main terminal. The new additions will modernize the...

20 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in May

RIVER FEST (May 2-3) Come out and celebrate the Tampa Riverwalk with a party 2.5 miles long. With the recently christening of Kennedy Boulevard Plaza, the Riverwalk’s last major segment, downtown now has an unbroken path for walking, running and biking along the Hillsborough River waterfront. The...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

RIVER FEST (10 a.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday) Come out and celebrate the Tampa Riverwalk with a party 2.5 miles long. With the recently christening of Kennedy Boulevard Plaza, the Riverwalk’s last major segment, downtown now has an unbroken path for walking, running and biking along the...

FDOT funds streetcar expansion study

Tampa Bay's TECO Historic Streetcar, which ferries visitors from downtown through the Channel District to Ybor City, will get a financial shot in the arm from the Florida Department of Transportation in the form of a study to look at expanding the line to Tampa Heights. According to the City of...