Tampa Bay Buzz
14
August
2015
Tampa Riverwalk: a waterfront gem
Larry Elliston and our friends at VISIT FLORIDA give downtown's Tampa Riverwalk the star treatment. Have you spent time on the Riverwalk? What are you waiting for? Rent a bike from Coast Bike Share or bring your own, or pedal your way up the Hillsborough River on a Tampa Bay Water Bike. It's a great place for a morning jog, a post-lunch walk or a sunset stroll. Take a break at the Sail Pavilion, where you can pump up your tires, have a quick snack or just watch the people go by. The Riverwalk links many of downtown's most popular attractions with hotels, parks and awesome restaurants. Keep your eye open for The Plank, the Riverwalk's pop-up...
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Florida Aquarium will study Cuban reefs

The Florida Aquarium, based in Tampa Bay's thriving downtown, has struck up a partnership with the Cuban National Aquarium based in Havana. The two aquariums will join forces to study Cuba's coral reefs. The deal is the first of its kind for a U.S. aquarium. It was made possible by the warming of...

Tampa Bay rises as a meeting locale

Tampa Bay is up four spots in the latest ranking of meeting destinations compiled by Cvent, a leading event-management company. Cvent’s 2015 Top 50 U.S. Meetings Destinations places Tampa Bay at No. 26, above three of its national competitors -- Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore and Long Beach, Calif....

Unlock Tampa's Riverwalk By Bike

This past weekend brought sunshine and the opportunity to bike the Tampa Riverwalk.    The ride began at Water Works Park and I crossed the bridge to Ulele and wove my way through the dense oaks with a sense of anticipation. As I made my way past the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, I...

10 Reasons Tampa Bay Is Awesome

Regardless of the time of year there are always tons of fun activities going on in Tampa Bay.  
  1. Outstanding Restaurants
Fun fact, Tampa Bay is the launching pad for many national restaurant concepts. We have dozens of delicious spots popping up all the time and some of the most creative chefs in...

Epicurean hosts 7-week chef showdown

Ever dream about attending Food Network’s “Iron Chef America?” Now you have the chance to witness a local version of that world-famous program. And it’ll be epic. Starting next Monday, July 27, Tampa Bay’s Epicurean Hotel will open its in-house kitchen theater to the Epic Chef Showdown. Eight of...

Coast Bike Share: 10,000 and counting

Coast Bike Share, Tampa Bay’s bike rental service, has reached 10,000 members after less than a year in business. Coast Bikes’ sturdy, blue machines can be found at stations throughout downtown. With new bike lanes and paths, they make it easy to move around Tampa Bay, whether you’re running a quick...

Cigar City beers among the world's best

Tampa Bay's leading hometown brewery showed the world what our growing craft-beer scene can do, taking some of the top awards at the U.S. Open Beer Championship last week. Judges taste-tested 4,000 beers and ciders from across the U.S. and around the world. More than 20 international entries spanned...