Tampa Bay Blog

  • Paulina Pedroso Ybor Riverwalk
    March 6, 2018
    In honor of Women's History Month, Visit Tampa Bay looks at some of the women who helped create our community. First up: Paulina Pedroso . Paulina Pedroso, Savior of Revolution In a quiet corner of Ybor City stands a park dedicated to José Martí -- poet, journalist, and political firebrand -- known to the Cuban people as the Apostle of Revolution. Martí spent years struggling to free his island from the control of Spain. He found strong support for his revolution among the...
  • Tampa Postcard
    March 1, 2018
    How much can a single place cram into one month? We are about to find out. March has 31 days, and every one of them is packed with excitement in Tampa Bay. Choose your own adventure. Treasure awaits. Spring Training, through March 24 | Sure as the turning of the seasons (as in Hockey Season, Football Season and Baseball Season), Spring Training brings the Boys of Summer to Tampa Bay every year. Whether you're rooting for the hometown Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees or another...
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    February 28, 2018
    Beer goes with Tampa Bay like sunshine and hand-rolled cigars. Florida’s first commercial brewery opened here in 1897. The nation’s oldest brewery, Yuengling, gives free tours of Tampa Bay bottling plant – the only one outside Pennsylvania. Before it became world-famous for thrill rides, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay opened as a beer garden and botanical garden feature Anheuser Busch products. Today, Tampa Bay is the home of legendary Cigar City -- ranked among the best in...
  • A view from the stands at New York Yankees spring training baseball
    February 20, 2018
    Sure as the turning of the seasons (as in Hockey Season, Football Season and Baseball Season), Spring Training starts February 23. Whether you're rooting for the hometown Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees or another Grapefruit League team, g et your scorecards ready for another six more weeks in the sun and find special Spring Training hotel packages for your stay. Between games, get out and discover the great things Tampa Bay has in store for you. Have a Cigar The humble stogie turned...
  • Renaissance Festival
    February 8, 2018
    Gasparilla Season is upon us! For the next eight weeks, the days will get longer, the weather will be gorgeous, and Tampa Bay will throw enough parties to keep two towns busy. Whether you're an early bird, a night owl or an odd duck, you'll find your kind of fun in Tampa Bay. Florida State Fair, February 8-19 | Start off February with thrills, chills, rides and deep-frieds you can imagine. The Florida State Fair returns to Tampa Bay Feb 8 -Feb. 18, at the Florida State Fairgrounds ....
  • Volta
    February 6, 2018
    The newest Cirque du Soleil tent show, Volta, is coming to Tampa and we are giving away tickets! Beginning February 7, stay tuned to our Twitter account for scavenger hunt clues for your chance to track down a free pair of tickets! If you don't want to risk it, you can buy tickets here ! The show runs February 14 - March 18, with afternoon and evening showings.
  • Concert Grid 2018
    February 2, 2018
    Put away those headphones and fire up your cellphone's flashlight app! Your favorite recording artists are playing Tampa Bay in 2018! The year promises will be filled with major shows -- including a few farewell tours. From the Amp to Amalie to RayJay, see your favorite showstopper take the stage. February Billy Joel 9 @ 8 p.m. Amalie Arena Andrea Bocelli 14 @ 8:00 pm Amalie Arena Mary J Blige 21 @ 7:30 pm Amalie Arena March Reba McEntire 4 @ 7:30 pm Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant
  • VTB App composite
    January 24, 2018
    Packing your smart phone for your trip to Tampa Bay? (Who are we kidding -- of course you are!) Keep Florida's most diverse destination at your fingertips through these apps that will make the most of your stay. Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Discovery Guide | Tampa Bay's hometown theme park makes it easy to keep up with show times, a handy park map, and even reminds you where you parked your car! The QuickPay feature lets you use your phone to pay for purchases and users receive alerts...
  • Ulele
    January 22, 2018
    Valentine's Day falls in the middle of the week this year -- giving you two chances to plan a romantic getaway in Tampa Bay. Go beyond roses and chocolates with these only-in-Tampa Bay indulgences. Dinner and dessert at Bern's Steak House | Tampa Bay's epitome of fine dining (right) regularly ranks among the top steak houses in the U.S. Home to the world's largest private wine collection, Bern's has earned the James Beard Foundation's honor for Outstanding Wine...
  • AC by Marriott Westshore Rendering
    January 19, 2018
    Tampa Bay visitors will find a hotel renaissance underway over the next year or so as the destination adds hip new brands, reinvigorates our best-known properties, and makes plans for new builds and new flags. A treasure trove of creature comfort awaits. Here are some of the highlights: New The stylish 175-room AC by Marriott adds a bit of European flair to the upscale West Shore District, putting visitors within easy reach of luxury shopping at International Plaza and Westshore Plaza, iconic