Tampa Bay Buzz
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December
2014
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 Spanish explorers to immigrants from Cuba and and modern-day philanthropists. Tampa Bay railroad baron Henry B. Plant and Ybor City founder Vicente Martinez-Ybor were early inductees. Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled the new honorees at a ceremony on the steps of the Tampa Convention Center. "We are who we are because of these people," Buckhorn said, before...
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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...

Bike Share comes to Tampa Bay

You can put your mettle to the pedal and get around downtown Tampa on two wheels when you rent from Coast Bike Share. Tampa Bay's new bike share program kicked off Monday, Nov. 17, with Mayor Bob Buckhorn leading the pack on a short ride in Ybor City. The bike share system is open for anyone who...

Things To Do This Weekend in Tampa 10/24 - 10/26

It may not be Halloween yet, but the events are kicking off this weekend! We've got you covered with our top picks for ghosts and goblins of all ages on our blog today. Friday, October 24 Friday, October 24- Oct. 31 | “Nightmare on Franklin Street” Halloween Series | Tampa Theatre Tampa's most...

If You Don't Meet at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, You'll Hate Yourself Later

    Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay proudly debut the highly anticipated final phase of its $20 million transformation… and whether it’s a business or leisure you want to stay here ! Located in a 35-acre nature preserve on the northern shores of Tampa Bay, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is a tranquil hideaway that...