Tampa Bay Buzz
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March
2015
Come to Conquer: Spring Training
Baseball is in the air in Tampa Bay! Our hometown team (at least during Spring Training), the New York Yankees, hold their first training home game against the Phillies today at Steinbrenner Field. Get your tickets for the 1:05 p.m. game. We're going to assume any Yankees fans worth their card collection knows how to get to Steinbrenner Field. So let's focus on all you can do here in Tampa Bay before and after the games. Oxford Exchange Every baseball player starts his day with a good breakfast, and you should, too. Oxford Exchange sits in a restored historic building across Kennedy Boulevard from the University of Tampa, which has its own...
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17 Reasons to visit Tampa Bay in March

There’s so much to discover in March in Tampa Bay! We’re in the middle of our eight-week Gasparilla Season, so from the first day to the last, March is packed with treasures waiting to be unlocked: art, culture, sports, movies, music. Don’t just visit Tampa Bay in March; take over! Florida...

Travel writers honor Visit Tampa Bay

It's a major award! The North American Travel Journalists Association like us here at Visit Tampa Bay. They really like us. This morning they announced that they had awarded us their Grand Prize for destination marketing organizations for 2014. They also gave us a Gold Award for our new website,...

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...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Happy Birthday, TMA! (11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday) The Tampa Museum of Art turns 5 on Friday, and we're all invited to the party! Come tour the museum overlooking Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Hillsborough River. While you're checking out the museum's own collection, make a mental note to come...

14 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay

February kicks off Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Season, two months filled with festivals, parades and parties all over the region. Any of these events will help you #UnlockTampaBay.  Lights on Tampa (Feb. 20-21) brings an explosion of creativity to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens. Chicago...

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...

Hablo Taco opens in Channelside

Upscale Mexican restaurant Hablo Taco is the latest addition to Tampa Bay's Channelside Bay Plaza. Offering Mexican "Sol" Food, the menu is written in laid-back Spanglish. The doors open at 4 p.m. How do you say "Happy Hour" in Spanish? Hablo Taco is part of the reinvention of Channelside Bay Plaza...