Tampa Bay Buzz
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February
2015
Come to Conquer: Florida Strawberry Festival
If you've eating strawberries lately, odds are they came from Tampa Bay. Each year, the Florida Strawberry Festival takes over Plant City to celebrate our status as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the U.S.The 20 million flats of strawberries picked in Tampa Bay between December and April each year, if laid end to end, would reach from here to Seattle and back. Here's your guide to conquering our celebration of All Things Strawberry.  THE APP Download it. It'll make everything a whole lot easier. RIDES Hit the Belle City Midway for rides that spin and whirl and thrill and generally get the adrenaline pumping. Rides start running at noon weekdays,...
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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...

2 Beard nominations for Tampa Bay

Greg Baker, executive chef and owner of The Refinery and Fodder & Shine, has scored another nomination for the prestigious James Beard Award. Baker was nominated as a semifinalist in the Best Chef: South category.He's competing against 19 other chefs, seven others from Florida. The awards are...

Gov trumpets tourism in Tampa Bay

Florida owes the country and the world 97.3 million Thank You's. Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida had hosted 97.3 million tourism in 2014, a record number. He made his announcement this morning with Tampa International Airport's $1 billion expansion as his backdrop. Every one of those 97.3...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Things are getting medieval this weekend in Tampa Bay. There's tragedy and comedy and plenty of pig. Oh, yeah, it's also Valentine's Day on Saturday. Verdi’s Rigoletto (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Baritone Mark Rucker takes on the role of Rigoletto, the scheming hunchback court jester for the Duke...

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,...

Sweetheart deals for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is Saturday, and Tampa Bay venues has deals for you and your sweetheart. Dining   Del Frisco's Grille 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd. (West Shore area) For Valentine's Day, Del Frisco's has built upon its regular menu with a special dessert: red velvet waffle ice cream sandwiches with warm...

Live from Busch Gardens: Meerkat Cam

It's #MeerkatMonday at Busch Gardens Tampa. The Tampa Bay theme park and zoo has added the Meerkat Cam to AnimalVision, the collection of cameras Busch Gardens and its sister park, SeaWorld, have trained on the animals in their care. The video feeds are available online 24 hours a day.  Together,...