Tampa Bay Buzz
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December
2014
6 Tampa Bay pioneers honored
Tampa Bay honored 6 of its founding citizens Friday morning with busts on the Tampa Riverwalk. The statues will join the dozen already lining the 2.5-mile waterfront promenade through downtown. The Historic Monument Trail captures important figures in Tampa Bay's history, from Native Americans to Spanish explorers to immigrants from Cuba and and modern-day philanthropists. Tampa Bay railroad baron Henry B. Plant and Ybor City founder Vicente Martinez-Ybor were early inductees. Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled the new honorees at a ceremony on the steps of the Tampa Convention Center. "We are who we are because of these people," Buckhorn said, before...
Ybor City

Snow falls on Seventh

The forecast is for flurries Saturday evening in Ybor City. You'll find the white stuff blowing in the air on Saturday when Tampa's historic Latin Quarter hosts Tampa Bay's newest holiday tradition: the Snow on 7th holiday festival. The Christmas tree is lit outside Centro Ybor. The marching bands...

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...

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...

5 Uniquely Tampa Bay Experiences for Visiting AIDA Cruise Passengers

German cruise line AIDA (@aida_de) will make Tampa Bay a monthly port of call starting Dec. 17 and running through April. The ship's 1,200 passengers will have from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during each visit to discover the gems Tampa Bay has to offer. We have a few suggestions: 1. The Florida Aquarium...

Coast Bike Share: Quick and easy and starting Dec. 7

Leave the car in the parking garage: You can get around Tampa Bay on two wheels. After a members-only kick-off Nov. 17, Coast Bike Share will open to non-members on Dec. 7. All you need is a credit card to get moving on one of their 300 sky-blue bikes. Stations are scattered across downtown, Ybor...

Bike Share comes to Tampa Bay

You can put your mettle to the pedal and get around downtown Tampa on two wheels when you rent from Coast Bike Share. Tampa Bay's new bike share program kicked off Monday, Nov. 17, with Mayor Bob Buckhorn leading the pack on a short ride in Ybor City. The bike share system is open for anyone who...

Six Things You Don't Want to Miss this Weekend in Tampa! (Friday 11/7-Sunday 11/9)

November seems to be the month of giving back and giving thanks.  Let’s start with one thing we can all agree on and be thankful for… the weather in Tampa is ummmm AMAZING!!  With the weather staying around the 70’s all weekend, we’ve got you covered with our top picks for fun things to do this...