Tampa Bay Buzz
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April
2015
It's National Beer Day in Tampa Bay
It has happened again: National Beer Day has snuck up on us, and here we are without so much as a Happy National Beer Day card. Fortunately, we're in Tampa Bay, Florida's hub for craft brewing and the state's historic home of beer. Ever since Florida's first brewery opened in Ybor City more than a century ago, Tampa Bay has know its way around a keg. Busch Gardens Tampa grew up around an Anheuser-Busch brewery and biergarten. In the same North Tampa neighborhood sits the Yeungling brewery, part of the oldest and largest American-owned beer-maker. Celebrate National Beer Day with a free tour of the plant. Or go small-scale at any of our...
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Come to Conquer: Women's Final Four

That pounding sound filling the air this weekend is the beating of the hearts of thousands of women’s basketball fans as they converge on Tampa Bay for the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Outside the confines of Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay buzzes with adventure and fun – all within easy reach of the...

Garth Brooks coming to Tampa

We've got some great news for Garth Brooks fans: The country music superstar has announced that his comeback tour is coming back to Tampa for the first time in more than 16 years. Currently announced for two shows at Amalie Arena -- one each on June 5 and 6 -- Brooks has been known to expand the...

Tampa Bay gets cover of LGBT guide

Tampa Bay will represent Florida to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers in major cities across the U.S. for the next year when the statewide LGBT Getaway Guide is released on April 7. On the cover of the magazine-style guide, a male couple walks hand-in-hand outside downtown’s historic...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Women's Final Four The teams are set: South Carolina, Maryland, UConn and Notre Dame have earned their seats in the NCAA Women's Final Four. They'll be facing off in the semi-finals and the final game when play begins Sunday, April 5. The weekend before the games will be filled with activities for...

15 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in April

Caught your breath after two months of non-stop Gasparilla Season fun? Good. It's time to dive into April. NCAA Women's Final Four (April 5-7) Tampa Bay hosts the national championship of women's college basketball as part of a four-day extravaganza that will make hoops the region's new favorite...

4 unusual places to get married in Tampa Bay

1. A yacht Don’t just get married on the water, get married ON the water. Dance the night away with anywhere from 50-600 of your closest friends with unparalleled views of downtown Tampa. Yacht Starship has three vessels to choose from for your special day. With several nearby hotels, your guests...

Tampa a Top Spot for Sports Travel

Think Chicago is the best sports town in America? Think again. The folks at Seat Geek and Hotels.com have crunched the numbers to determine the best American cities for Sports Travel and Chicago barely made the top 10. Tampa, however, landed the No. 4 spot thanks to the city's desirable location and...