Tampa Bay Buzz
9
February
2015
Marcus vs Boston: Tampa Bay edition
It's deja vu all over again. As of 7 a.m., Tampa International Airport (check your flight status here) was reporting 17 cancelled flights to the snowed-in Northeast. If you were supposed to be on one of them and are now contemplating another night in the beautiful (and snow-free) Tampa Bay, we have your hotel options right here. These hotel operators are offering special rates for stranded flyers. Check in with them if you're looking to ride out the latest round of Mother Nature vs. New England in the comfort of Tampa Bay. Ramada Westshore Tampa Airport Special rate: $79.99 1200 N Westshore Blvd 813-282-3636 ---------------------------------------...
Tampa Bay Hotel Updates

Stranded? Try these Tampa Bay hotels

Mother Nature (make that Winter Storm Linus) is making a mess of the airline schedules again from Tampa Bay to Back Bay. If you're waiting at Tampa International Airport for a flight that's not leaving for a while, Tampa Bay's hotel owners are ready for you. Check your flight's status here. Here's a...

Hogan's Beach will tone it down

Things at Hogan's Beach, the Tampa Bay venue owned by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, are about to get quieter. The club has agreed to city requests that it stop holding concerts after neighbors complained. The club hosted DJ Skrillex for a show in October. It held it's New Year's Eve party in a...

South Tampa listed among sexiest

South Tampa, Tampa Bay's home of the Epicurean Hotel, Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and Bayshore Boulevard, has made Thrillist's list of "The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America." Tampa Bay's toniest address is in good company. The list also includes Buckhead in Atlanta, South Bay in L.A. and...

Neil Gaiman comes to Tampa Theatre

If you like your love stories with a touch of the grotesque, graphic artist and film auteur Neil Gaiman and his wife Amanda Palmer have just the ticket for your Valentine's Day. Gaiman and Palmer -- he of "Coraline" and "Sandman" fame, she of the Dresden Dolls and Grand Theft Orchestra -- will will...

Epicurean joins Tampa Bay TAG hotels

Add Tampa Bay's Epicurean Hotel to the area's list of gay-friendly hotels. The South Tampa hotel earned its TAG certification in September, joining a list of eight TAG-approved hotels. To earn TAG certification, hotels have to agree not to discriminate against LGBT people in their employment...

Tampa International starts expansion

Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay's gateway to the world, has kicked off its $1 billion renovation and expansion. Airport officials shut down one of the two shuttle lines serving Airside A and Airside C on Thursday morning. If you're traveling to Tampa Bay by way of those airsides in the coming...

Busch Gardens unpacks a pachyderm

There's a new tusker in town at Busch Gardens Tampa. Ganesh (aka Spike), a male Asian elephant, has settled into the theme park's wildlife collection after relocating from the Calgary Zoo in Canada. He's joining the five female Asian elephants Busch Gardens Tampa already has on display in the...