Tampa Bay Buzz
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December
2014
Tampa Bay? There's an app for that.
You can now carry around everything you need to know about visiting Tampa Bay in one device. Visit Tampa Bay's 2015 Official Visitors Guide is now available as an iPad app. Apple posted the app to its iTunes store this weekend. This is the second year the 80-page guide to discovering Tampa Bay's treasures has been released in digital format. The guide lays out the gems that make Tampa Bay a unique, exciting destination for visitors of all stripes. Two centuries of history? We've got that. Up close encounters with everything from sharks to giraffes to manatees? We've got that, too. Boutique hotels and award-winning restaurants? Check. The...
Tampa Tourism

AIDA Vita makes first visit to Tampa Bay

Schiff ahoi! The German cruise ship AIDA Vita (@aida_de) made its first call on Tampa Bay Wednesday, pulling into port at 8 a.m. after an overnight trip from Miami. The visit by the 1,200-passenger cruise ship was the first of six scheduled for Port Tampa Bay between now and April. Passengers spent...

$1 billion overhaul for Channelside

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled a vision for Tampa Bay's Channelside district this morning that promises to showcase some of the region's greatest treasures, starting with its waterfront. Vinik, who has assembled nearly 30 acres of largely vacant former industrial land around the...

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 Day at MOSI

Just in time for Christmas, MOSI is lowering admission to $5 on Saturday. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dec. 13, anyone who wants to visit Tampa Bay's Museum of Science and Industry can get through the door for a 5-spot. Children under 6 are free as always. The discounted ticket includes the museum's...

Tampa Bay prepares for marriage-minded LGBT couples

With Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage likely to end early next month, Visit Tampa Bay has prepared an ad campaign inviting gay and lesbian couples to choose Tampa and Hillsborough County for their weddings and honeymoons. “This change will open an entirely new market for Tampa Bay tourism,” said...

Tampa Bay cracks another Top 10 beer towns list

Beer drinkers, listen up! If you're looking to spend some time in a town that knows its suds, Tampa Bay is the place to be. Our booming microbrew scene has helped us land on Livability.com's Ten Best Beer Cities, 2014. Here's what the writers had to say about our beer culture: "More than 30...

Sprichst du Deutsch? Hilf uns, bitte.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? If you’re a fluent German speaker, Visit Tampa Bay needs your help. Starting Dec. 17, Tampa becomes a port of call for AIDAvita, a German cruise line. We’re looking for about a half-dozen volunteers who speak conversation-level German to greet 1,200 disembarking passengers at...