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2015
Come to Conquer: Women's Final Four
That pounding sound filling the air this weekend is the beating of the hearts of thousands of women’s basketball fans as they converge on Tampa Bay for the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Outside the confines of Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay buzzes with adventure and fun – all within easy reach of the arena. Tampa Riverwalk The final major leg of the Riverwalk opened March 27, creating an unbroken 2.5-mile pedestrian thoroughfare along Tampa Bay’s sparkling waterfront. Starting outside the gates of Amalie Arena, you can run, walk or stroll north to Water Works Park and Ulele restaurant at the other end. Anyone wanting to move a little faster can rent...
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Tampa Bay gets cover of LGBT guide

Tampa Bay will represent Florida to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers in major cities across the U.S. for the next year when the statewide LGBT Getaway Guide is released on April 7. On the cover of the magazine-style guide, a male couple walks hand-in-hand outside downtown’s historic...

15 Reasons to Visit Tampa Bay in April

Caught your breath after two months of non-stop Gasparilla Season fun? Good. It's time to dive into April. NCAA Women's Final Four (April 5-7) Tampa Bay hosts the national championship of women's college basketball as part of a four-day extravaganza that will make hoops the region's new favorite...

Tampa Bay riders rack up the miles

In its first 100 days, Tampa Bay’s Coast Bike Share system has already racked up enough miles to nearly circle the globe. The for-profit system’s organizers say that as of March 16, Coast Bike Share had nearly 3,260 riders. Together, they pedaled almost 24,000 miles. The bulk of the riders – nearly...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Movies and music, Tampa Pride and Normal Rockwell: unlock Tampa Bay any way you want this weekend. Gasparilla International Film Festival (Friday through Sunday) Gasparilla International Film Festival, which opens on Tuesday at the historic Tampa Theatre, continues through the weekend at Channelside...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

No matter where you dig for things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, you'll find gems galore! Cuban Sandwich Festival (Friday - Sunday) The humble Cuban sandwich has spread far and wide, but we never forget it started here in Tampa Bay. The combination of pork, ham, salami and pickles reflects the...

Come to Conquer: St. Patrick's Day

We're painting the town green this weekend for St. Patrick's Day. If you're planning to get your Irish on, here are a few ways to do it. Mayor's River O'Green Festival (11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday) The luck of the Irish takes over downtown with a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day festival in...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

We'll be painting the town -- and the river -- green this weekend in Tampa Bay! Mayor's River O'Green Festival (11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday) The luck of the Irish takes over downtown with a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day festival in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. There'll be local Irish dancing,...