Tampa Bay Buzz
18
December
2014
AIDA Vita makes first visit to Tampa Bay
Schiff ahoi! The German cruise ship AIDA Vita (@aida_de) made its first call on Tampa Bay Wednesday, pulling into port at 8 a.m. after an overnight trip from Miami. The visit by the 1,200-passenger cruise ship was the first of six scheduled for Port Tampa Bay between now and April. Passengers spent the day discovering all the exciting things Tampa Bay has to offer. They visited Busch Gardens and The Florida Aquarium along with Clearwater Beach and the Dali Museum. Local dignitaries met the ship and exchanged gifts with the captain.  By 6 p.m., AIDA Vita's passengers were boarding the ship for their overnight trip to New Orleans. The 11-day cruise...
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Tampa Pride gets important sponsor

Tampa Bay's first gay pride parade in more than a decade gained an important sponsor this week -- the City of Tampa. Mayor Bob Buckhorn reversed a 2009 city ban on sponsoring events and agree to let the city contribute to the event set for March 28. The city will cover $35,000 of city services --...

Tampa Bay in Top 10 for active lifestyle

In Tampa Bay, a great outdoor experience is never far away. With great weather year-round and an abundance of sports facilities, it's no wonder we ranked near the top of Wallet Hub's 2014 Best and Worst Cities for and Active Lifestyle. We placed 6th on the ranking of the country's 100 biggest...

6 Tampa Bay pioneers honored

Tampa Bay honored 6 of its founding citizens Friday morning with busts on the Tampa Riverwalk. The statues will join the dozen already lining the 2.5-mile waterfront promenade through downtown. The Historic Monument Trail captures important figures in Tampa Bay's history, from Native Americans to...

The day the South Florida Railroad came to town

Our friends at the Tampa Bay History Center (@tampabayhistory) reminded us via Twitter that today's the day in 1883 that the South Florida Railroad arrived in Tampa Bay. Railroad baron Henry B. Plant was to west Florida what his competitor, Henry Flagler, was to the cities along Florida's Atlantic...

Tampa Bay is easy on your wallet

When you visit Tampa Bay, you'll go home some great memories -- and a few bucks still in your wallet. That's because Tampa Bay knows how to have a good time without spending a lot of money. The region ranks No. 2 on CouponsDaily.com's new 15 Most Frugal Cities list. Here's what CouponsDaily has to...

5 Uniquely Tampa Bay Experiences for Visiting AIDA Cruise Passengers

German cruise line AIDA (@aida_de) will make Tampa Bay a monthly port of call starting Dec. 17 and running through April. The ship's 1,200 passengers will have from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during each visit to discover the gems Tampa Bay has to offer. We have a few suggestions: 1. The Florida Aquarium...

Coast Bike Share: Quick and easy and starting Dec. 7

Leave the car in the parking garage: You can get around Tampa Bay on two wheels. After a members-only kick-off Nov. 17, Coast Bike Share will open to non-members on Dec. 7. All you need is a credit card to get moving on one of their 300 sky-blue bikes. Stations are scattered across downtown, Ybor...