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  • Paddleboard TCC
    December 18, 2017
    Make 2018 the year you discover Florida’s Most diverse destination with fantastic food, superb shopping & amazing adventures for the entire family. Treat your taste buds to Tampa Bay flavors New in 2018 , food halls bring a dynamic vibe to historic Tampa Heights. Sample mouth-watering fare at Hall on Franklin or Armature Works , both iconic buildings reborn as stylish, modern eateries. Tampa Bay’s has earned a reputation as a foodie favorite. In Seminole Heights, new in 2018...
  • A view from the stands at New York Yankees spring training baseball
    December 13, 2017
    Sure as the turning of the seasons (as in Hockey Season, Football Season and Baseball Season), pitchers and catchers return to the Tampa Bay are February 13 for Spring Training with the rest of the players following close behind. 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. Between games, get out and discover the great things Tampa Bay has in store for you....
  • Jose Marti Park Ybor City Cuba
    December 11, 2017
    Have you booked your ticket to Havana on Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa International Airport? How about your Royal Caribbean cruise to Cuba aboard the Empress of the Seas, which will leave from Port Tampa Bay? Or Carnival's 4-day cruise with an overnight stay in Havana? Despite recent changes to rules governing travel to Cuba, Tampa Bay's connection to the island remains strong. As of November 2017, nearly 88,000 people have traveled between Tampa Bay and Cuba since flights...
  • New Years Fireworks
    December 6, 2017
    For those keeping score, Tampa Bay has gotten a lot of attention lately, earning its position among the most popular cities in the US. This dynamic community continues to grow its reputation as Florida's most diverse destination, with a mix of experience hard to find elsewhere. Whether it is a simple stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk, a heart-pumping ride on a rollercoaster, or filling your cravings with one of our many gourmet eateries, you'll discover the just what you seek in Tampa Bay....
  • VTB App composite
    December 4, 2017
    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 wait times, show times, 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 about...
  • Memory Makers Tom Miracle Zamboni
    October 4, 2017
    Tom Miracle: Ice Operations Manager, Amalie Arena Where are you from? Fort Wayne, IN How long have you lived in Tampa Bay? I moved down here October of 94. I opened the building September 6, 1996. I've been in the building working 21 years. I've
  • Riverwalk cyclists
    October 4, 2017
    Now's the time to take Tampa Bay on two wheels. Tampa Bay recently joined nine other cities around the country winning praise from bicycle advocates (we're #10 on the list) for its work creating an urban environment that's friendly and safe for cycling. People For Bikes specifically lauded the new Cass Street bike corridor, which runs through the north side of downtown toward Ybor City. The corridor is a sheltered two-lane course that keeps bikes separated from car traffic while...
  • Couples Weekend
    October 3, 2017
    The kids are back in school, the summer crowds are gone: Now’s the perfect time for a couple's get-away in Tampa Bay. Florida’s most diverse destination has just the right combination of food, sun, and fun for Fall. Unlock Craftober Here in Florida’s hub for craft brewing, skilled artisans create unique drafts accented with local flavors like citrus, Cuban coffee, and blueberries. Get your passport to the local craft beer action and discover the creativity that has put...
  • Caffeine Coffee Inside
    September 29, 2017
    Happy National Coffee Day! Tampa Bay has gained a national reputation for its booming craft beer business. Lately, craft cocktails at places like Franklin Manor and Florida Cane Distillery have begun to catch the public taste buds. But there's another drink that Tampa Bay takes pride in: coffee. Maybe it's our century-plus of Cuban history laced with cafe con leche, or it could be the all-nighters pulled by our growing tech start ups. Either way, locally roasted hand-crafted coffee has...
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    September 22, 2017
    Another Tampa Bay autumn is at hand. The kids are back to school, and the work-a-day grind is calling. Now's the time to make an escape and raise a glass to Fall here in the hip, urban heart of the Gulf coast of Florida. Cigar City Brewing Co. | Tampa Bay has older craft breweries, but none as famous as this one . The name harkens back to Tampa Bay’s history as the Cigar Capital of the World. The flavors on tap include Cuban espresso beans among the offerings. Cigar City has won...