Tampa Bay Buzz
7
July
2015
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 errand downtown or exploring the Tampa Riverwalk! All you need is a smart phone and a credit card to get started. The Coast Bikes app gives you a day filled with adventures in Tampa Bay. Coast Bike Share has 30 stations spread across downtown, Ybor City, and Davis Islands. It’s adding new stations on the University of South Florida campus north of...
Tampa Bay Sports

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay -- with Sharks!

It must be said: Sharks are cool. Celebrate some of the oldest, most beautiful and misunderstood creatures of the deep this weekend as Shark Week takes a bite out of Tampa Bay. CELEBRATE SHARK WEEK (Friday through Sunday) Sharks are the stars of the Florida Aquarium’s enormous coral reef exhibit....

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is a place that's built for summer. Take over. ZOOMINATIONS (close June 28) Zoominations, the Chinese lantern festival on display at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will pack up this weekend, so now’s your chance for one last gawk at the astounding designs spread throughout the Tampa’s Lowry Park...

iTrekkers: A Tampa Bay fish story

The sun had just cleared the eastern horizon as we loaded our gear into the waiting boat. Our destination: the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast on the last day of red snapper season. So, no dawdling. The official John's Pass farewell party -- he'll be waiting when we get back. A few minutes...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

ANDY WARHOL at TMA (opens Saturday) Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) work has challenged perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years. He was the central figure of American pop art, a movement that emerged in the late 1950s in reaction to the heroism of abstract...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

METROCON (Thursday through Sunday) Tampa Bay's annual festival of all things anime opens its first-ever four-day event at the Tampa Convention Center. Lots of cosplay on the horizon. Day-trippers should skip the South Regional Parking Garage on Saturday -- it'll be closed for that little hockey game...

NYT: Lightning owner's long vision

Tampa Bay Lightning (you may have heard of them -- they're in a little hockey tournament these days) owner Jeff Vinik got the profile treatment from the New York Times on Sunday (image above is from that story) -- with the emphasis on his vision for Tampa Bay's Channel District bordering his teams...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

FIRST FRIDAY (5-7 p.m., Friday) Spent Happy Hour beneath the iconic minarets of downtown's historic Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa. The museum hosts its First Friday event for June with music on the verandah (where else in Tampa Bay can you get that?) and a tasting table. The...